About the author

John Darling

<p>John Darling has spent most of his career working in the world of corporate finance in Australia, New York, and London.&nbsp; Yet, he&rsquo;s continued to pursue his passion for creative writing, particularly the comedic genre.&nbsp; John has studied screenwriting at the New York Film Academy, and undertaken numerous comedic writing courses at The Second City Training Centre in Hollywood and Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p>John created <em>Chronicles of a Domesticated Gent</em>, a quirky Facebook blog providing insights into the oft-misunderstood world of being a stay-at-home dad.&nbsp; As an avid fan of all forms of comedy, John has performed stand-up and improv.&nbsp; He has also created a YouTube web series and recorded several comedic songs which all went &ldquo;viral&rdquo; - within his family.&nbsp;</p><p>John wrote, and rewrote, <em>Play Time, </em>in the cafes of Paris, where he lived for eighteen months with his wife and their six-year-old daughter.&nbsp; <em>Play Time </em>is his first novel.</p>