Welcome to the Jonathan Tromane website. Jonathan shares his time between writing - short stories, novels and occasionally poetry. He also enjoys painting, using acrylic paints. On this home page you will find his latest paintings, previews of books written and projects in progress. You can explore further by clicking on the buttons for the support pages. Enjoy your visit to the Jonathan Tromane Web site.
This painting was an experiment. It is called "Fireside Friends". The picture is predominently black and white, with the exception of the log fire and the lamps. You be the judge!
The painting below is of The North Arm, a large inlet at the beautiful seaside town of Lakes Entrance in South Eastern Victoria..
Balnarring Beach: Jonathan enjoys painting coastal scenes located on the Mornington Peninsula where he lives (on the Western Port Bay side). This scene depicts part of the beach at Balnarring. It is one of the nicest beaches along the stretch of coast from Hastings to Flinders.
Short Story Writing
There are many courses available on short story writing. Jonathan completed a short story writing course and novel writing course when he first started writing seriously. Based on his knowledge and experience with writing short stories he put together the article below. New writers might gain from reading it.
The Twilight Years relates Jonathan's experiences working in the Australian Healthcare system as a Caregiver. Jonathan describes the difficulties, pleasures and learning experiences in caring for aged and disabled people in their own homes. During his 10 years in this role he met many wonderful people and helped them manage various medical conditions - Parkinsons, MS. MND, Cancer Cerebral Palsy and more - as they did their best to enjoy their Twilight years.
COULD AUSTRALIA HANDLE A MAJOR TERRORIST ATTACK?
MANDATE EXPLORES THAT POSSIBILITY WITH A FICTIONAL TERRORIST ATTACK IN MELBOURNE. Although this novel is set in 1989/1990 what happens then could easily happen today.
A Melbourne radio talk show host is targetted by a secret group to promote their activities in moving the government to improve the justice system: to make the penalty fit the crime. In doing so they open a can of worms that leads to lethal consequences.
The Van Bladen Deception:
When two young boys discover a sealed metal box in a dry lake bed and take it away to see what it contains thay unleash a deadly train of events that places them and various other people in extreme danger.
The events following the discovery attract the attention of ASIO intelligence agent Geoffrey Logan. When he starts investigating what has been happening he treads on the toes of his own boss and attracts the attention of an American billionaire and his associates. That group of high profile businessmen appear to be working on a major project to benefit all mankind but their leader and some of the group members appear to act in a manner that is questionable.
The action takes place in Australia and in the beautiful US city of Seattle.