David Gilbey is Senior Lecturer in Literature (Australian, Children's, 19th Century) and Creative Writing at Charles Sturt University and the founding President of Wagga Wagga Writers Writers, as well as a poet. Born in London, he migrated to Australia as a boy with his family where he later graduated from the University of Sydney. Involved with a variety of arts groups in the community, he has been known to tread the boards and impersonate well-known public figures. His first part collection of poetry was ''Under the Rainbow'', fourW press, 1996. The manuscript of Death and the Motorway was completed after he travelled to US, UK, France, Japan and China on Study Leave 2006. In 2007 he taught English at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University in Sendai, Japan. David is married to general practitioner Dr Geraldine Duncan and they have four children quickly exiting adolescence.