Hi! My name is David Grigg. I’m a retired software developer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. I worked in the field of interactive multimedia for over two decades, and have also worked in public relations and as a journalist and sub-editor.
I was active in writing fiction during the 1970s and 1980s and had several short stories published in professional magazines and anthologies.
During this period, I was also deeply involved in the science fiction fan community, publishing fanzines and helping organize SF conventions, eventually becoming Chairman of the 43rd World SF Convention held in Melbourne in 1985.
Since retiring, I have been keeping myself busy on several fronts:
- Returned to writing fiction, and have had a number of stories accepted for publication in online magazines and ebook anthologies. More details about my writing here, and you can buy my books here.
- Became a volunteer producer for Standard Ebooks. The mission of the organisation is to produce “new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost.” There are now more than 500 titles in our catalog.
- Started a podcast, Two Chairs Talking with a friend, Perry Middlemiss. At the time of writing this (August 2021) we have released some 60 episodes. More details here.
- Started a regular email newsletter, Through the Biblioscope, which discusses books and my reading experience, including short reviews. More details here.
- Become the Official Editor of ANZAPA, the Australian and New Zealand Amateur Publishing Association.
- Helped a number of people publish their books by designing the interiors and covers, and helping them navigate their interactions with printing and distribution companies. More information on these services here.
As you can see, there’s not much chance of my becoming bored!