me with balloon when I was five

Peter Frankis is an Australian-based writer, now living in the industrial town of Port Kembla south of Sydney. In 2005, his first collection of short stories – Trouble in the Garden – was published by Ginninderra Press and was short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd award for short-stories and won the 2005 ACT Publishing and Writing Award. In 2007 his second collection — Not a flotation device — was published by Ginninderra Press. This collection won the ACT Writing and Publishing Award 2008.

After a hiatus of a few years, I’ve returned to writing. This site features some of my favourite stories, poetry, travel stories and reviews. It’s pretty much whatever takes my fancy.

Hope you like it.

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which much of this work was created— the Wodi Wodi people who are the Aboriginal custodians of the Illawarra— and pay my respects to Elders past and present.


Image – Me at around 3 years.