Rob is a speculative fiction writer, editor and judge. Many of his short stories have been shortlisted for or won prizes and he is currently working on a sci-fi novel. He co-edited (with Simon Petrie) Next, an anthology of Australian spec-fic. He is a very experienced structural editor and has advised dozens of authors on how to improve their manuscripts. He has run the Canberra Spec-fic Guild’s 12-month Novel Writing Masterclass for many years and last year published the Book of Lore, capturing the essence of the Masterclass in a comprehensive, practical guide on how to write a genre novel.
He also likes dressing up as a pirate.