Ian got serious about writing after the late Michael Dugan came for dinner in the early 90s. He has been blessed with four stints at Varuna and has been expertly guided by Mark Macleod and Jenny Pausacker among others. His Fellowship in 2007 resulted in the novel Medusa Stone published in June 2009 by Walker Books, and which will form a series under the masthead of Hopscotch. Book Two in the series, Golden Scarab, was published in 2010. Walker Books also published Ian’s picture story book The Edge of the World in 2010. Another picture book, Delilah’s Dream(New Frontier) was released in August 2009. Varuna never fails to have Ian salivating with creative juices and continues to reaffirm his belief in himself as a genuine writer.