Happy birthday, Garry Disher.
Australian-born author Garry Disher turns 58 today. His latest police procedurals featuring Inspector Hal Challis are Snapshot and Chain of Evidence (published by Soho Press).
In addition to writing crime novels, Disher has taught creative writing and published children's books. Here are his rules on writing for children (although some, such as "You shall treat the outer and inner challenges of life with honesty, integrity and hard thought, avoiding easy answers, no answers and reductive sentimentality," can be applied more widely).