|Blurbarian Since||June 2013|
|My Web Site||www.brucejamesmenzies.com|
|Location||South Fremantle, Western Australia|
Bruce Menzies was born in Subiaco, Western Australia. After scraping through a law degree he moved to Canberra for a stint in the Public Service, highlighted by three years in Germany. In the seventies, he worked as a lawyer in Fremantle and helped set up a Montessori school. Graduating to an Indian ashram, he spent seven years in a commune before returning to Perth in the mid-eighties. In 1990 Bruce and his wife built a mud brick home in Denmark, grew bio-dynamic raspberries and ran holiday accommodation. During that period Bruce morphed from a lawyer into a mediator – and succumbed to the writing virus.
Since 1998 Bruce has written short stories, a magazine column, and semi-serious articles on relationships, gender, gurus, and other taxing topics.
In 2011, he published The Warp and the Weft, an account of his ancestors and their migration to Australia in the nineteenth century. His first novel, Absence Makes, was published by Vivid in April 2013.