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Ian Burns

I'm the third generation in my family to become a published author. My maternal grandfather, Bernard Capes (40+ novels, poetry) , and Bernard's son, Renalt (3 books, poetry, screenplay), preceding me. My own writing began in secondary school, and extended into comedy sketches and lyrics for the stage in my early twenties. Later I found myself writing for the Education Department, and, after going into private practice, writing reports, proposals, and scripts for training videos and some television commercials. The catalyst for fiction writing was a story a colleague told me one day about a bunch of kids riding home on the back of a huge horse, which insisted on walking through a dam! This led to my first book, Scratcher (1987), published by Heinemann. Since then I have written and self-published - for children - Lissie Pendle, The Search for Quong, Ranga Plays Australia, The Day and Night Machine, Possum and Python, Twevven and the big bigger biggest baby burp, and Twevven in a very dangerous situation for children and, for adults, Thomas Bulford’s English Companion, Thomas Bulford’s Essays on Life, Language & Love, Ranga Plays Australia, and The Alone Man. In my spare time I occasionally help my wife look after one or more of nine grandchildren, play badminton, walk, organise micro-loans for farming folk in developing countries, and help rehabilitate local waterways. And I'm working with a number of others to create The Great Hall of Dreams, a virtual web site for children and their parents.





Ian Burns

Twevven in a very dangerous situation eBook has been updated at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/141344.