GOLD! An Australian Family Saga/Drama Novel

Welcome to my website. Thanks so much for dropping by.

My newest baby and debut novel, GOLD! was first released in December 2010 through Amazon. As of June 2021 it’s now available ‘wide’. That is to say, it’s no longer exclusive to Amazon but can be purchased from most online retailers via this link: If you prefer to deal with Amazon, however, please use the link at the top of this page.

For those visiting this site from within Australia who’d like to grab a paperback copy then I’m afraid you’ll have to buy through Amazon. The paperback version available from the books2read link above doesn’t ship to OZ. (It’s cheaper from Amazon anyway)

I’m proud to say GOLD! was listed as a finalist in the 2020 Page Turner Awards.

Also, for Aussie visitors, I’m offering you the chance to snatch a signed copy of GOLD! for yourself or a friend. Head over to Join The Tribe and submit your details now. My apologies to other visitors, the logistics of ordering from the US and then repackaging and forwarding were just too much. I’ll revisit this situation in the future. Stay tuned.

GOLD! was written over a three-year time-frame. The story itself encompasses 30 years in the lives of the characters. It’s a Family Saga based in and around the Goldfields region of Western Australia. This work is the first in a proposed three-book series. The as-yet-unnamed Book two is scheduled for release sometime in 2022. All books in the series will be written as stand-alone stories with overlapping plots and some characters in common. No cliff-hangers, I promise.

Just a heads-up, for sensitive souls: GOLD! contains some coarse language, a couple of sex scenes, and depictions of drug use. Nothing over the top, but there you are.

Here is a brief synopsis—hopefully without too many spoilers.

Malcolm Kincaid is a self-made man. He is also a ruthless businessman and opportunist. He knows what it takes to build and maintain a business empire, but how far will he be prepared to go to achieve his goals — and what will he sacrifice along the way?

Rachel, Malcolm’s one-time fiancé; his business partner, and the mother of his child, finds herself forced to work with the man she has grown to despise.

Unaware of his true parentage, their son, Lachlan—after first studying for a law degree—advances through the ranks as their company grows into a mammoth corporation, while Rachel does her best to mitigate Malcolm’s increasing influence on him. This task becomes more difficult when Malcolm appoints Lachlan as manager of a new mine.
Lachlan soon has his own set of challenges: A fractious and sometimes domineering wife with a drug dependency, a child of his own, and a conscience that often leads him into direct conflict with his Machiavellian ‘uncle’.

Over the years, Malcolm Kincaid uses, abuses, and dominates associates and family alike, crushing all opposition in his pursuit of wealth and power.
When he allows the pollution of an Aboriginal settlement’s water supply, however, he faces justice of a kind he could never imagine.

GOLD! is a tale of greed, betrayal, family conflict, rape, and murder. It is also, however, a story of love and loyalty — and of how one man’s pride and prejudice can lead to terrible retribution.

You can read an excerpt from GOLD! by using the link below.

Gold! An Excerpt.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. Suzanne Elson says:

    Hi Thomas. First and foremost congratulations on your book Gold!
    I am brand new to Reedsy, and you are the first person to follow me. I really appreciate that, however I doubt I am very interesting as I have nothing on there yet! My first book is written and presently is being edited by a developmental editor i hired through Reedsy.
    May I ask if your experience was difficult in getting your book picked up? I have been researching non-stop and it seems to be a rather daunting process getting there. If you have any tips/guidance, I would greatly appreciate that. Take your time responding, as I can assume you are very busy!

    Kindest regards,
    Suzanne Elson

    • ThomasG says:

      Hi, Suzanne. Thanks for touching base.
      Congratulations on finishing your debut novel. That alone is a great achievement. What’s it about?
      Getting attention to your first book as a new author isn’t easy. Your main objective at first should be getting reviews. Easier said than done, though. To get reviews you need readers, and nobody wants to buy a book without reviews. (See where I’m going here?)
      I’d recommend you follow the advice of guys like David Gaughran or Dave Chesson. Both offer heaps of good advice via their newsletters.
      Reedsy, of course, is also a great place to get the right info.
      I’ll contact you via the Reedsy site and we can chat some more. I thought I’d put this answer here for any other visitors who might be in the same boat.
      Cheers. Thomas.

  2. Carol Denise Mitchell says:

    This book was really good. If Malcolm is the protagonist, what do you call his ruthless brother, Jamie? Didn’t like Rachel. She should have stayed with Malcolm instead of pining for and going for the other brother with the “Green” eyes. I believe too that Malcolm should have claim Lach upfront and demanded the respect he deserved as the actual father, instead of Rachel trying to fulfill some kind of sick dream of a family with Jamie. Jamie got what he deserved when he was killed in that car accident. I really enjoyed this book.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Carol, for chiming in with your comments.
      I love it when I get comments from readers that show different reactions. I tried to make the characters multi-faceted and I guess I succeeded.
      It’s also great to hear from a reviewer who isn’t just praising everything because they think that’s what we want. Thank you, again, and I’ll see that you’re one of the first to read the as-yet-unnamed Book 2. Thomas.

  3. Anna says:

    All I can say is, that I thoroughly loved the book I read it in two days. To me the characters became real people and the way they did things that then culminated at the end. Malcolm reaped what he had sown, and deserved everything he got.
    For a first book Thomas I thoroughly enjoyed so thank you and hurry up with the next one.

    • admin says:

      Hi, Anna, and thanks for your kind words. I’m working on Book 2, which is a prequel that goes back one generation. I’ll certainly let you know when it’s released.

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