About A Life Singular – Parts One to Three:
Set in Melbourne, Australia, “A Life Singular” is a six-part novel serial following a successful rock star while he writes his autobiography. A contemporary love story, the story begins when the love of Jeff’s life is murdered, leaving him and his children to pick up the pieces. Part One sees Jeff unable to escape the outpouring of public grief in the aftermath of Lynn’s death, so he sets about documenting their spectacular life in an autobiography.
Part Two takes the reader back to when the couple first met and fell in love, Lynn a privileged child-star born of aristocratic stock and Jeff a nobody from Sydney’s western suburbs who bears the physical and mental scars of a violent childhood. The widowed author recalls how both teenagers fought for their freedom, only to be ultimately torn apart by circumstances beyond their control.
Part Three follows Jeff’s transformation from rejected, hot-headed adolescent to a celebrated rock musician intent on changing the world. Finally a “someone”, he forces himself back into Lynn’s own successful world to find that her love has endured despite her parents’ every effort to keep the pair apart. The autobiography is proof-read by the couple’s two children, who see the prelude to their young lives from their father’s perspective.
Parts Four to Six are still works-in-progress, due for release at six-monthly intervals from December 2014. The story weaves Lynn and Jeff’s life singular through triumphs and challenges, driven by the endless pursuit of love and wisdom, until the serial reaches a most unexpected conclusion.
Sales proceeds go to two Australian charities for disadvantaged children: The Smith Family (http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au) and the School Volunteer Program (http://www.svp.org.au).