I’ve always loved singing, listening, writing and telling a good yarn. Since I was young, I’ve scribbled, written bad poetry, some okay lyrics and a gazillion stories for people of all ages. I’ve sang at Fort Dennison on Sydney Harbour at sunset and in pubs around inner city Sydney in the 1990s. After Nelson Mandela was released from prison and came to Sydney, I couldn’t help myself, I burst into song as he went down the lift at the Hilton Hotel and then told him that I loved him. (My poor children).

After working as an Education Officer, I worked as a web producer for The Australian Financial Review and wrote features for The Sun Herald. I have freelanced as a writer for over twenty five years.

I’ve had a few non-fiction books published and been on breakfast TV talking about marriage and civil ceremonies. With a dear friend, we set up a small publishing company – Literary Giants – and we recently published a few books to help young people with writing. I speak at conferences on writing and do presentations to help all people to write more effectively. I produce a lot of materials which I distribute for free because I want to share the secrets of writing with everyone.

I finally finished a work of fiction! And the good news is, readers are loving it! And now I have moved onto my first love – music and I couldn’t be happier.

If you’d like to get in touch, please email me: mjnewman@bigpond.com or DM on socials.

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