The art of distilling thoughts to their essence requires discipline, diligence, eloquence and truth.

“Be sincere, be brief, be seated.” Franklin D Roosevelt (1882-1945)

The right word, uttered at the right time, can change the world.

Beautifully crafted words break through.

Patrick has honed his writing skills over more than 40 years, first as a newspaper and TV reporter, presenter and producer and later as an author and screenwriter. He passionately believes each of us has a distinctive voice and and he relishes the chance to work with you to find it.

Under his guidance you’ll be able to nurture and expand your storytelling skills and to write using clear and concise language to express your ideas and to compellingly communicate with your target reader, listener or viewer in mind.


Brief Biography

Patrick is one of Australia’s leading non-fiction authors and an acclaimed documentary maker, broadcaster and public speaker. He has written 21 best-selling books includingThe Spirit of KokodaThe Spirit of The DiggerBali Bombing, biographies and a series of inspirational books. 

He has created the format for Endemol Shine’s highly-acclaimed reality TV series In Their Footsteps, broadcast on the Nine Network, and the award-winning feature documentary, Kokoda … the spirit lives, which aired this year on National Geographic Channel and Nine. Patrick is an accomplished speaker and sought-after Master of Ceremonies. 

He’s worked with some of Australia’s leading corporations, including AMP, NSW Police Force, Telstra, CommBank, IPAC, MLC, and RSL & Services Clubs Association.


Further information

Contact: Lisa Cotton