Book Description

About the Author @TheDMWright DARREN MARK WRIGHT was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. He was a youth leader for the Churches of Christ from 1999-2009 and, since 2007, has been a Youth Worker at an Adelaide homeless youth shelter. WRIGHT published his first book, 'St. Patrick's Church, Part One: The Beginning of the End' as a novel way of bridging the gap between theological academics and the non-academic community of everyday Church-goers and fringe-dwellers. The trilogy, though yet to be completely written, has already scored WRIGHT 3 years in a row of nominations for the national Young Australian Christian Writer's Award (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). In 2012, he received 3rd place. His other work yet to be published includes thrilling escapades on the high seas, detective stories and suspenseful plays written for the stage - no story ending without a twist. All of this effort leading to the receiving of the City of Charles Sturt's 'Art, Performance and Dance' Award 2013 for his contribution to literature, being described having written the next Agatha Christie with his own take on The Mousetrap - MURDER At Channing Ponds Station. WRIGHT gets involved with numerous other endeavours to keep him busy, including being a part of the Green Team at the South Australian Schoolies Festival and a South Australia Police Volunteer. He volunteered at the Sochi 2014 Russian Winter Olympics, volunteered as a youth worker in Siberia on a summer camp, and his sailing trips aboard the HMAS Bark Young Endeavour from Melbourne to Sydney (2008), the next on the Dutch Ship Tecla from Australia to New Zealand (2013) and again from Northern Ireland to Norway (2015) inspired the Legend of the Pioneers book series. WRIGHT has been an advocate for Foreign Aid during with the Oaktree Foundations' Roadtrips to End Poverty inspiring his work on The Draw of Allyson Jones. Read more