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GOLD! An Australian Family Saga/Drama Novel

My 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:

https://books2read.com/u/3yewpv 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. https://pageturnerawards.com/writing-award-finalists/thomas-greenbank.

Want to join my mailing list? Head on over to the sign-up page, provide your details, and I’ll send you a copy of ‘The Ravine and Other Tales’. This is a short story collection I recently published.

Think of it as a Tasting Plate. The opening story—The Ravine—started life as a chapter in GOLD! that I culled prior to publication. The theme of the story didn’t fit with the rest of the book. You’ll see why when you read it.

The stories in the collection are written in various styles and genres. I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to any comments you might like to make.

The Ravine and Other Tales is available for sale as an ebook but you can grab a free copy in your preferred format if you sign up for my newsletter. There’s also a Large Print paperback version available online at my cost price. (Again, Amazon is cheaper.)

GOLD! was written over a three-year time frame. The story itself encompasses 30 years in the lives of the characters. It’s an Outback Noir Family Saga based in and around the Goldfields regions of WA. This work is the first of several proposed books set in Western Australia; I lived there for many years and even though I now reside just south of Adelaide, SA, the west still holds a special place in my heart. My as-yet-unnamed second novel is scheduled for release sometime in 2022/23. All books will be written as stand-alone stories though they may have overlapping plots and some characters in common. No cliffhangers, 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 my next book as soon as it’s out. 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 my next book, which is a prequel that goes back one generation. I’ll certainly let you know when it’s released.

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