Randall Longmire was born in Adelaide, Australia and moved to Sydney with his family at the age of three.

He always had a creative and curious mind and his writing was often a standout in school. Randall is a voracious reader of crime and paranormal stories. He also loves the poetry of Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson.

Randall’s first novel Elephant Speak, inspired by Thomas Harris’ Silence of the Lambs, was self-published in 2002 and introduced Detectives John Morton and Regina Gardner.

His second novel Static, also featuring Morton and Gardner, followed in 2004. Static was shortlisted for Best Fiction in the 2005 Ned Kelly Awards.

Randall then studied Writing and Journalism, graduating from Southern Cross University.

Morton and Gardner beckoned for a third novel and Of Poisoned Minds was the result, being released in 2009.

Randall has also penned two children’s novellas and numerous short stories, one of which was published in Wet Ink magazine.

Randall lives in Sydney with his wife and three children, and their cat Polli.

His fourth major novel The Front is complete and is being shopped with literary agents.

Randall is currently working on his fifth novel, Daniella.

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