I'll be an irregular visitor for the next few months as work and family demands bite into my time. I will still be visiting and will be trying to read and comment on things. Sorry to all those waiting for a response from me. I will get there sometime this century.
Damon Cavalchini is actually an amalgamation of suave super-spy, media magnate, insane genius, and all round delusional nice guy.
Not wishing to be restricted by the boundaries of reality, he drifts into the world of literature with astonishing ease and is often found enjoying the fantasy life in his head rather than the mundane normality of everyday life. In fact, anyone reading these comments should notify the appropriate authorities immediately so that the men in black can come round and wipe your memory clean.
After all, Damon can't really exist - can he?
Damon splits his time between being the Donor Issues Research Program Manager and the Research Systems and Communications Officer for Research and Business Development Portfolio of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. He has previously found the money to support his infamous DVD and book addictions as the Queensland Marketing and Community Relations Manager, also for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, and in assorted communication and marketing roles.
In his spare time, Damon is the President of Fantastic Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation which auspices Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards, the Aurealis Awards, as well as the biennial Clarion South Writers’ Workshop. To help with his writing, he completed the Year of the Novel and the Year of Edit courses with Kim Wilkins through the Queensland Writers Centre.
To the amazement of all, Damon managed to acquire an Honours degree in Journalism from that august academic body, the University of Queensland, for his thesis “The Pulpit to the Box” which looked at the way the Australian media propagates religious messages. Recently he has begun work on a Masters of Psychology with the University of Queensland.
Occasionally, he drifts into theatre and has been cunningly disguised as an actor (aka moving stage prop) in productions of:
• A Clockwork Orange
• Henry V
• Dead Beat (original work by Damon)
• Black Israel (original work by Damon)
• Jungle Juice
• Wings of Gabriel (original work by Damon)
Changes every day
Anything by Terry Pratchett
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Bernard Sampson books by Len Deighton
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