Gary Heilbronn was born and grew up in Australia. He was a student during the social revolution of the nineteen sixties and seventies Vietnam War years, travelling widely in those years and becoming a lawyer and later, a law professor. He pursued a career in Australia, Switzerland and in Hong Kong, writing a couple of dozen law-related academic and professional books, especially in the fields of aviation and criminal litigation and dozens of academic articles.
Over the last two or three decades, he changed his life focus to sailing the high seas and raising horses in south-west France and continued with some academic writing and consultancy, but eventually returning to his first passion, literature. He has written some one-act plays but his first significant published novel is BEGINNINGS: Where A Life Begins which was commenced in 2006 but not completed until the beginning of 2013 as he wrote several other academic texts, in the meantime.
Gary has a continuing fascination with science, science fiction, the human condition, criminology and also with ancient and recent Mediterranean history. He is now based in south-west France and is writing the second novel in this two-part series and other non-fiction books, notably a Memoir focussing on dogs and his early years growing up in Australia in the 1950s and early 1960s. Gary is married with two grown-up children and two grandchildren.