Whenever authors release a new novel, my guess is there are always one or two individuals they would like to read the work, above all other readers. In my case, there were two, who, unfortunately, have both left us. The first was my father, Stan Doust, an avid reader, who once said to me: “Sometimes … Continue reading Two wise men
Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter knocks her writing dream on the head in exchange for a new role as an editor September 7, 2019 I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition … Continue reading Some people are beyond a casual “thank you”
Brooke Davis, Lost and Found, author. Lost and Found Speaking with: Jon Doust, Boy on a Wire, author. Boy on a Wire
Is that the truth? It is a re-launch of a book, yes. But then a kind of game show about fact and fiction. Two team face off in a game called Is that the Truth. One team member is challenged by Chair Katie McAllister and the other team members have to determine fact or fiction. … Continue reading DOUST DAVIS
Dedicated to all those boys who carried their scars into manhood, Boy on a Wire is about an underdog who bites back. Sent to boarding school at a young age Jack Muir quickly has to decide who he is going to be. Will he roll over or bare his teeth at the bullies, the bullied … Continue reading Boy on a Wire, 2009
The Bali flight from Perth was full of screaming children and parents trying to look cool and be cool. Some made it. Other didn’t. Me? Can’t remember. I was so tired it was all a blur. All that remains in memory are the screams.Denpassar Airport is new, very new. We got off the plane and … Continue reading Ubud 2013
Recently I spoke at a book launch for Bruce Russsell's latest novel. Here is the spoken in text. When I was a boy, the surf lifesavers down at Cottesloe and North Cottesloe were big, brutal, and packed with fleshy muscle.I wasn’t one of them. I belonged to the other mob, the surfers, we were generally … Continue reading Sharks are not the only predators
It’s an odd thing, reading. It should be quite simple, but it isn’t. There’s so much going on when you run your eyes over a page and not all of it has to do with what is on the page, or what the writer intended that you take from the page.For example, I wrote a … Continue reading What and how are you reading?