Ian Hickman was born and raised in southeast England.
His lack of any clear direction in his late teenage years, led to him migrating to Australia, four days after his twentieth birthday. Initially he worked at casual labouring jobs, which enabled him to explore outback regions, including Broken Hill.
Then began his journey with the Bureau of Meteorology, which based him in Hobart, Tasmania, where he made his home, raising three daughters and one son, from two marriages.
Almost accidentally he became an owner builder, renovating three houses and building two, including an adobe (mud brick) dwelling, in his search for financial freedom.
Career highlights included trips to Antarctica and a posting to a remote, tiny coral atoll on the Great Barrier Reef.
The Third I is his first novel, and is in many ways, a reflection of his life values.
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