Reece Pocock is from Adelaide, South Australia. He writes thrillers about the police, detectives, crime and murder.
His working life was varied starting as a message boy and working in a window treatments' factory.
As a young man Reece joined the Army; his military service was all in Australia. He served at Kapooka in NSW, Puckapunyal in Vic, and Ingleburn in NSW where he served in the elite Field Force.
After years in the Army, Reece enjoyed a business career in sales and management. He was instrumental in introducing the Bobcat skid steer loader to the South Australian market—this was one of the highlights of this career.
He studied from 2000 to 2003 to obtain his Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing). This experience had a profound influence on his life, opening up many opportunities and proved life changing.
Reece is currently employed as a finance broker, and now finds as much time as he can to write. He writes screen plays, adult crime stories and children’s books.
History as a Writer
His novel, The Soldiers, was helped by Reece’s experience in the Army and his half-brother’s experience in war zones—which are featured in the manuscript—allowed Reece to bring credibility to his story.
Reece had about sixty articles published in, TheCheers, magazine. This magazine has also published twelve of Reece’s short stories.
Two short stories, The Girl in the Red Beret, and What a Dirty Little Town, were included in an anthology—The Killing Words—published by Crime-writers SA.
Reece won the City of Burnside Library crime short story contest, with his story, The Girl in the Red Beret. His screenplay, The Soldiers, adapted from his novel of the same name, was highly commended in the Di Cranston award administered by the Fellowship of Australian Writers. Murder on Display was long listed in the Ned Kelly crime writing award.
Reece's first crime novel, Murder on Display, was published by Custom Book Publications in November 2012 and his second novel the Politics of Murder was published by the same publisher in September 2014.
Unique traits: I write crime and historical fiction
The politics of Murder
Muder on Display
1st prize for short story - The Girl in the Red Beret
Highly Commended for my Screenplay 'The Soldiers' National Literary Awards.
Adelaide college of Arts