Play Time

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About the author

John Darling

John Darling has spent most of his career working in the world of corporate finance in Australia, New York, and London.  Yet, he’s continued to pursue his passion for creative writing, particularly the comedic genre.  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. 

John created Chronicles of a Domesticated Gent, a quirky Facebook blog providing insights into the oft-misunderstood world of being a stay-at-home dad.  As an avid fan of all forms of comedy, John has performed stand-up and improv.  He has also created a YouTube web series and recorded several comedic songs which all went “viral” - within his family. 

John wrote, and rewrote, Play Time, in the cafes of Paris, where he lived for eighteen months with his wife and their six-year-old daughter.  Play Time is his first novel.