Being an author isn't all fun and games!
After being told by Pan MacMillan that I had what it takes, that I had a wonderful writing style and that I could be Australia's answer to John Grisham--after which they rejected Automaton--and after a literary agent told me he didn't know how to advise me because he thought the book was very publishable--John and I did it ourselves. And back in 2001 it wasn't easy. Back then you needed print copies and you then needed to sell them door to door.
The photos show from top to bottom:
And so it continues. But it's mostly online these days and you don't need photos to know what that's like.