My name is S.C. Farrow. I love to write, but haven't always been a writer. In the past, I've had some pretty wacky jobs like lampshade maker, cigarette girl, and vocalist.
I've also done some wacky things like spending a week in a Swiss castle with the Hugh Jackman of Cuba, climbing inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt, climbing to the top of the Sidney Music Bowl, and getting arrested for possession of a prohibited substance (whoops!).
I’ve always been creative, which is both a blessing and a curse, let me tell you! Through the years, I’ve been fortunate to express my creativity in a variety of ways, through music, fine art, and even dance. However, it’s writing where I find my greatest joy.
I’m fascinated by myriad topics and like to use beautiful words and flawed and broken characters to challenge the status quo of some commonly held perceptions. I guess it's my way of helping to make a difference.
Thanks for visiting my site. I hope you find something here that sparks your interest and that you might like to read. And please feel free to drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you.
This is Not a Lie
Literary fiction, lgbtq, romance
In my career as a music journalist I’ve written about a lot of killer bands, but the most gut-wrenching story I ever covered was that of Joel Reed, lead guitarist for hard rock outfit The Blackhearts.
The Blackhearts were based in St Kilda, Melbourne’s music capital in the early 1980s. They were looking for a new singer when a good-looking newcomer named Harry Engel turned up to audition. His blistering vocals were all they needed to rocket the band into super stardom.
Secretly gay, Joel fell for Harry hard and fast, but nothing could have prepared him for the tragedy that was about to befall them.
Randall Thorpe, Australian rock music journalist, Cheap Shot magazine.
Published by Dixi Books
Release date 28 November 2020