A little bit about me…

PJ McDermott grew up in a council housing estate in the town of Paisley in Scotland. A comic book store called ‘Yankee Mags’ helped him escape from life in a rough suburb, and  later he graduated to the town library. Superman and Spiderman gave way to a love of science fiction by the likes of Asimov, Herbert, Niven, Moorcock and Le Guin. (Although he still loved the superheroes.)

At twenty-seven, the author met a lass from Australia and pretty soon she convinced him to begin a new life in the antipodes. He is happily settled in Melbourne and has two children, Fiona and Gill, and three very naughty grandkids called Mia, Ryder and Ethan (not to forget Bonnie, his pet Spoodle.)

Mia wearing her penguin earrings, and surfer-boys, Ethan and Ryder.
Bonnie in the jaws of the crocodile (featured in Fractured Prophecy)

After a successful career in Marketing for Telstra, Yellow Pages and CPA Australia, PJ gave up the corporate life to concentrate on his writing, and has produced the Prosperine science fiction series as well as the coming-of-age fiction Caught in the Long Grass, set in 1960’s Scotland. Read about it here: https://pj-mcdermott.com/small-fish-big-fish/