Aussie Yarns - Dave Goddard

Stories about Australia

Month: June 2016

A July Update

We are doing a tour of book presentations next week which will include introducing the new novel, “Turn on a Light”. We will be in Capel Library on Tuesday 5th July from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm with refreshments, Busselton Library on Weds 6th from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm (wine and cheese evening), Margaret River Library on Thursday 7th from 6.00pm to 7.30 pm (more wine and cheese) and Australind Library on July 8th from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm (refreshments). If you know people who may be interested, feel free to send them this information. We’d look forward to seeing them.29_06_16 Three Novels Poster

And if you have missed previous contact from us regarding the launch of my third novel, here’s your opportunity to let us know. It will be on Monday 11th July from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm at Mr Walker on the Mends St Jetty. The venue has a view to kill for and some refreshments will be provided. If people who haven’t had the chance to express interest would like to, email Dave on expressing interest and saying how many people you want to bring. As numbers are limited, it’s first in best dressed.

In terms of the Short Story on 101.7 today, if you tuned in late (it was played at 10.20 am) so go to the website at and look under Short Stories for “Cultural Learning on Sharing”. I will also be interviewed next weekend at around 10.00 am on the same station and depending on time perhaps another yarn (an excerpt from Turn on a Light) will be played.

Role Models in Creativity

Given the responses to my Cracked Record entry on Facebook, I thought a bit more about influences on my writing might be in order. I have said frequently that my creative sense has developed because I am surrounded by creativity. Karen teaches speech and drama in her own private studio and often states that creativity, especially in this day and age, has to be as important as literacy and numeracy.

Drew is currently touring Australia with Karnivool on the back of three gold records and an ARIA, with album number four abut to be recorded and I have no doubt will go gold too.

And then there is the multi-talented Paul: movie and stage-actor voice-over artist, writer, composer and musician. My family members are influencers of my work. I describe all three as my role models, because that’s what they are in terms of creativity.

Paul’s is the voice reading my Short Stories and one of his compositions, “Baby Grand” leads into and concludes each story. While Karnivool has 1.5 million hits on their you-tube version of “All I know”, Paul has a few of his compositions up on iCloud. If you’re interested, go to

Veer is from Melbourne Australia who, when he’s not doing actory/voice-over type things in real life, appears to have written a few songs.