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Jonathan Gould

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Jonathan Gould has lived in Melbourne, Australia all his life, except when he hasn’t. He has written comedy sketches for both the theatre and radio, as well as several published children’s books for the educational market.

He likes to refer to his stories as dag-lit because they don’t easily fit into recognisable genres (dag is Australian slang for a person who is unfashionable and doesn’t follow the crowd – but in an amusing and fun way). You might think of them as comic fantasies, or modern fairytales for the young and the young-at-heart.

Over the years, his writing has been compared to Douglas Adams, Monty Python, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, the Goons and even Enid Blyton (in a good way).

As I’ve been at great pains to mention many times in previous posts on this blog, I’m a quiet sort of person. I don’t make a lot of noise and I’m content to lead a life that many might consider to be less than exciting.

One thing I’ve learned over the XX years (no, I’m not telling) I’ve spent on this earth is that things aren’t necessarily geared for us quiet sort of people. Now I don’t want to...

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Doodling (Humor)
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Description: A somewhat surreal and rather bloody look at heroism and storytelling
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Description: The story of a man with a very peculiar affliction

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Dale Thele Jonathan, thank you for the friend connect.
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