After many years in the dreaming, planning, writing, editing and then writing again it is finally finished. My first novel hits the market today. ‘Darwin’s Wake’ has been a labour of love and learning. It has drawn on and extrapolated many experiences and events that have occurred over the years. It is a catalogue of events that have shaped society and the culture of this land we call Australia, that takes the reader on a journey to Sri Lanka and locations around Australia.
At its heart, ‘Darwin’s Wake’ is a story about us. It is a call to action to face the challenging issues of our times, to take responsibility for the world we live in and those who will inhabit it in the future. It is a call to break through the barriers of conventional thinking, to build bridges of understanding and to come together in order to create a more just and equitable society.
‘Darwin’s Wake’ has allowed me to find a voice that highlights contemporary issues that I believe we need to find solutions to now. Issues that won’t be easy to solve, but they are screaming out for solutions. We need to solve them if future generation look back on us with reverence, not shame.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey. I’d like to thank all of those who have helped me along the way, those whose stories have inspired me, those who have helped me to shape and edit the book and those who have provided invaluable feedback and support. Most of all, I thank those that I have mentioned in the acknowledgements of the book (and any of those that I might have missed) but most importantly thank you to those that have read my book. I hope it has been worth your while.