Farmbridge Station: Peter’s day is the first book in the series of 7 children’s fiction adventure books for new author Gareth. Who also designs and illustrates these books.
Born in England immigrated to Australia with his mother and sister when he was 4 years old. Loves the great outdoors of Australia. Did all the things that kids do growing up dreaming of new adventures and games to play.
Back in the days when there were no computers, internet, mobile phones or Facebook. Loved to spend time with his friend Ricky on the farm in Tailem Bend South Australia. They were some of the best days. Even if it meant cleaning out cattle water troughs, fix fences with Aunty Kay to cleaning out the chicken coup with Ricky. Rounding up sheep putting them through sheep dip to earn a few dollars to spend at the local Cook Plains store.
The Farmhouse and Cooks Plains are still there today but divided by the Dukes Highway.
As an adult, he spent over 3 years living on a small 26-acre farm in Mt Torrens South Australia with his family as a live-in caretaker looking after a few beef cattle and yes fixing fences and cleaning water troughs watching out for the local resident black and brown snakes. While working as a Graphic Designer for The Mitchel Ad Agency in Woodside.
But times change, he now works as a Freelance Graphic Digital designer and writing children’s books from home something that he has always wanted to do.
Has worked in the Advertising and Marketing industry now for over 38 years.
Seeing his first authors copy of his book was one of the bests days of his life. Even if the postie delivering the parcel the book played a game with him, “Are you sure that’s you” he said with a smile on his face. As he knew he was anxious to have and open it.
From Gareth: “Hope you all enjoy reading the books as I am enjoyed writing and illustrating them.