Born in Britain's industrial belt, Brian was reared under the British educations system as factory fodder but bolted for Australia immediately after coming of age. Struggling to discard the impediments of his upbringing, he benefited from a Graduate education at Curtin University, which he augmented with a Masters degree at the University of Western Australia. His passion for books began in his teens after reading Hemingway's, "The Old Man and the Sea". His love of writing was inspired by James Joyce's "Ulysses". The BBC aired his first short story, "The Pilgrimage" in 1997. Subsequently changing genre from fiction, he worked for some years as a photo-journalist. After re-reading "The Passing of the Aborigines" by Daisy Bates, her plethora of articles, ethnological research and her biographies, he determined to undo her tangle of myths in an attempt to understand the woman who hid behind her words. After an obsession of research this culminated in Queen of Deception. He is now engaged on a biography about an Australian pioneer aviator.