Books By The Beach: The Graveyard Shift at Mermaid Beach

Welcome to Mermaid Beach, stop no. 5 on my Books By The Beach tour!


This laid-back and curiously named beachside spot receives its name from the cutter HMS Mermaid. Explorer John Oxley sailed aboard the Mermaid in  1823 when he discovered the Tweed and Brisbane Rivers. 

Mermaid Beach was used during World War II by US servicemen, and was named Los Angeles Beach as well as Miami Beach to the south.

The suburb is bounded to the west by the artificial canals of adjacent Mermaid Waters and to the east by the Pacific Ocean. To the north is the suburb of Broadbeach, and Miami to the south.

Based on true events, my award winning short story The Graveyard Shift tells the story of Cole, a medical student who starts to experience increasingly unusual occurrences at the old hospital where he works the night shift.

PLEASE NOTE: At the end of this video there is information about purchasing The Graveyard Shift on Amazon/Kindle. My books are not currently available on Amazon/Kindle. Instead you can download a FREE PDF version of the story for HERE:

The Graveyard Shift

The Graveyard Shift cover

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me at Mermaid Beach. Next stop, Nobby’s!


Halloween Giveaway!

Happy Halloween!

To celebrate this spookiest of days, I have made two of my short stories FREE to download right here!

Grave Bargains

In the wake of an unforgivable act against his family, Peter is determined to bury the past and start fresh. His good intentions are challenged by a sinister stranger, who is determined to dig up his sins, and threatens to jeopardise his efforts to make amends.

Grave Bargains Free Download


The Graveyard Shift

Based on true events, The Graveyard Shift tells the story of Cole, a medical student working the nightshift, who starts to experience unusual events at the old hospital where he works.

The Graveyard Shift Free Download



Caregiver Burnout: How To Recognise The Signs & Avoid Disaster

A very interesting article about a very important topic.

It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety that I realised just how much I was carrying all on my own. I was burnt out.

Read the article by Phoenix Law and Associates here: