I was baptised Steve Tolbert many long years ago in Los Angeles, California. Apparently I cried a lot as a baby and a few months later my parents split up. My father went to Alaska to live a semi-reclusive wilderness life, while my mother stayed to live the big city life in Southern California and in Seattle, Washington.
I migrated to Australia in 1969 and since then I’ve taught English, Social Science and Indonesian in high schools in Sydney, Derby (W.A.), Perth, and at various places in Tasmania. In June, 2002 I bought a Bernese Mountain Dog / Labrador cross pup and partially retired to feed it. In 2009 I fully retired.
My other big interest continues to be Asia. For a long time I’ve hoped Australian students would feel inclined to learn more about the region. Hence, my stories have strong Asian themes and tend to deal with spiritualism, racism, culture clash and cultural adjustment.