About The Author
Robert Jameson grew up on a farm in South Australia, educated at the Keith Area School and a boarder at Adelaide’s Scotch College.
On realising that farming life was not for him, he moved to Melbourne where he worked part-time at various menial jobs while studying at Monash University, graduating with a BA degree, majoring in history and politics.
He travelled Europe, south east Asia and North America for 2 years, returning in 1977 with a Filipina wife and stepdaughter. After 3 years with TAA in Melbourne he spent 5 years with the AMP Society, winning numerous achievement awards.
Discontented with city life, he returned to South Australia where he and his wife ran a country roadhouse shop for 6 years, experiencing some tough times. He found the best way of keeping his stepdaughter studying law at Adelaide University was to work part-time shearing sheep.
After 7 years in the country he moved his family to Adelaide to returned to working in sales, winning a sales promotion trip to the Philippines where he encountered an idea that would significantly change his life – the goal of challenging Darwinian natural selection sparked his enthusiasm for writing a book.
In 1996 he returned to university to complete his teaching qualifications and was appointed teacher on the Pitjantjatjara Homelands in the northwest corner of South Australia. Disillusioned with Education Department policies, he only completed a one-year contract teaching in Australia. After his marriage failed in 1999, however, he accepted a position teaching English as a Second Language in Thailand. There he met Australian writer Kev Richardson who encouraged him to write his book and assisted in proofing and editing. Robert completed that work in 2002 and returned to Australia seeking a publisher.
He worked in overseas recruiting in South Australia and Queensland from 2006 to 2010, and is now semi-retired living in Adelaide, South Australia. He has now married again and has recently completed writing his seventh book.