Australian Author Michael Forman

Bio

Name: Michael Forman

Born: Sydney, Australia

Age: 56

Lived: Brisbane, Queensland

Lives: Mandurah, W.A

Book Site: SMASHWORDS

Podcast: Anchor.Fm

Interests: Writing, Photography, Acting, Tennis, Karaoke.

Michael Forman

Michael began writing copy for newspapers in the early ’90s.  

“As a photographer with a growing collection of travel photographs, I began writing copy to get them published. I sold my first feature story to a major Australian newspaper in 1994. Since then, my written and photographed work has been published in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.” -Michael Forman

Michael is the recipient of a diploma: Photography with Journalism.

SEETHINGS became an entirely new writing project — one that didn’t require photographs at all. It became a novel. Actually, it became a series of them.

“I was itching to expand my creative horizons by using words to make pictures, not film.” -Michael Forman

SEETHINGS and SEETHINGS 2 are the first two books of a pseudo-autobiographical trilogy — a darker look at love, marriage, sex and photography. It’s about a photographer who’s eager to shoot the perfect thunderstorm but ends up participating in a storm of another kind. (excerpts here)

The narrative places the reader at a cliff top on the banks of the Brisbane River. The body of another photographer is found by morning joggers near the Story Bridge. It follows a night of wild thunderstorms. The pattern of events is, at first, loosely connected, until they line up and reveal an explosive ending. It’ll horrify the tender-hearted.

If I could leave you, dear reader, with one small clue — not everything a photographer wants to understand about pictures comes from the open end of a lens. Sometimes, the answers they’re truly seeking aren’t found on the surface of an image but inside themselves. All I can say is, thank God the truth remains hidden and all that’s left to study are those elements that make up a well-composed photograph. The rest of it is far too dangerous to contemplate.

Get ready for twists that will bend your senses!

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4 thoughts on “Australian Author Michael Forman”

  1. Hi Micheal just found your insightful podcast, I have been with the same partner for nearly 28 years married for 23 years and based on the definition of a sexless marriage of sex less than 10 times a year I’ve been sexless for 25 years. I can fully relate to everything you talk about.
    Regards

    1. Hi Cam. Thanks for writing.
      It’s a headspin, that’s for sure. I found it a battle to remain calm and objective, while maintaining a ‘nice’ facade. I don’t know how you’ve managed to continue to do it for so long.
      -Michael

  2. I heard “Elissa” relate her agonizing experience with her indifferent husband today.

    It sounds as though she’s still coping with that relationship and it also sounds as though she feels you and she are unusual.

    The common estimate I hear is that 20% of marriages are sexless. Perhaps she could benefit from a support group of people also in sexless marriages and those who used to be and no longer are?

    Could I ask you to pass along the forum ILIASM.org? (I Live In A Sexless Marriage) So many people show up there sounding a lot like she did and find a path forward. Maybe have a look and if you agree it could help, send her an email?

    It’s free of charge to participate; not even a “premium membership”. Just sexless and formerly sexless people helping each other out.

Hi. Welcome to the pit.

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