Don’s road to becoming a published author is a testament to perseverance. He started writing his autobiography, One Foot On The Podium, shortly after the Sydney Paralympics in 2000. It took 14 years to finish, but readers reckon it’s worth the wait. Critics gave it the thumbs up too, with Don scoring a silver medal for the Best Regional Non-Fiction release at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2016. Don’s second book, One Foot Beyond The Podium, followed in 2018 receiving just as much love as his debut.
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One Foot On The Podium
The true story about a boy from the bush who overcomes adversity to become an elite athlete. From his cheeky childhood antics to his training regime and prosthetic ‘leg envy’, One Foot On The Podium details Don’s journey to the Paralympics. Good vibes and laughs guaranteed.
One Foot Beyond The Podium
A little older and (arguably) wiser, Don takes you on a whirlwind journey in One Foot Beyond the Podium. He shares stories from his athletic career, his adventures walking the Kokoda Trail (twice) and his experience travelling the world as a motivational speaker. Blood, sweat, laughs and tears – this book it has it all.