Bio: Dan Donoghue grew up in country Queensland, receiving his primary education in small one-teacher schools and completing his secondary education at boarding school in Cairns. He went on to gain a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Queensland, and spent many years teaching English in Queensland schools. He began writing novels as a progression from his love of reading, and as a form of stress management. He has always been fascinated by the possibility of mind powers beyond the norm and much of his writing reflects this. Most of his working life was with young adults and as he believes that the later teens can be the most exciting and formative time in a personís life it is of those he loves to write.
An ordinary Saturday morning turns extraordinary for seventeen year old Dave Duggan when a couple of girls from his school ask for help to find their way into the mountains beyond the town. One of the girls he has known for a long time, but the other is new to the school and there is an intriguing mystery about why she is there. The jaunt is at first uneventful, but when they get into the mountains and enter an area of rainforest, without warning things began to die around them. Dave almost dies... more info>>
Jim Groggan was bored. He was so bored that when a brutal murder occurred on the beach where he was staying, he took too great an interest in it. He even volunteered to drive a police officer down along the beach to interview Hippies in a seaside camp. There he met a girl, and unwisely went to her aid. Then events spun out of control and he was mixed up in turmoil of drugs, guns, and murder. Suddenly, boredom seemed a very desirable state indeed as he and the girl became the target of ruthless g... more info>>
The Red Queen series of books is set in a post nuclear holocaust society. Civilization has reverted to a medieval type, complicated by societies of mutants each jealously guarding their racial purity and home lands. Racism is rife, and warfare is common. Into this tumultuous and unstable society comes the influence of the Red Queen. No one knows who, or even what, she is or where she comes from, but the weapons of her agents are seduction and mind control, followed by rape and murder. The leader... more info>>
In a future age, the competition between nations has become intense. The science of genetics has become embroiled in this rivalry. A situation has developed where, firstly athletes, then soldiers, and then scientists are bred especially for their professions. In the course of the breeding programmes, extrasensory talents are enhanced, proven, and then bred into spies--the first of the Sensitives. However, such spies can be detected by other Sensitives. There develops a race to produce agents who... more info>>
The Red Queen series of books is set in a post nuclear holocaust society. Civilisation has reverted to a medieval type, complicated by societies of mutants each jealously guarding its racial purity and home lands. Racism is rife, and warfare is common. Into this tumultuous and unstable society comes the influence of the Red Queen. She seeks to conquer countries about her by fomenting wars, and so weakening them. Her chief weapon is the ability to possess minds, and control them. Her agents, beau... more info>>