About the Author

Manny Aston has been a teacher for just over 20 years. He holds degrees at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels (so study is certainly something he’s familiar with!).

Along the way ‘Dr Aston’ has also has played in B-grade rock bands, was “Mr Doobee” for a while in the classic Australian children’s show Romper Room, has worked in Advertising, film and television production, written scripts for Hey Dad, and been writer-in-residence for a number of regional theatre companies.

Manny has extensive experience as a writer for Theatre In Education, having over 15 plays professionally produced, and three published. He is best known for his award-winning play for teenagers, Fossils, which has enjoyed popular seasons with professional theatre companies in Australia and overseas.

Currently Manny is a part-time Advertising and Marketing teacher at a number of Sydney TAFE and Private Colleges. He is restoring a 1970’s pinball machine, building a telescope, and regularly contributes articles to various magazines and journals.

He is happily married, and lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and three young children.