It was a complicated relationship with a complicated bloke. Dave Everett, may he rest in peace, came into my life through a mutual friend we embarked on a four year journey to write his incredible story together. There’s been a few aborted attempts to turn his story into a movie but it’d be hard to do the full sweep of his life justice in one film I reckon. Mini-series anyone?
Writing the book got me into a bit of trouble with the good people at the WA Department of Public Prosecutions who contended that I, along with Dave, should not profit from telling the story of his crimes. An assets freeze and a few trips to the supreme court later and it all blew over. It was a bloody stressful time that I’d never care to repeat. The interview that I did with ABC radio pretty much sums up the experience if you are interested to have a listen.