John Weldon is a freelance writer. He has written for the Age, the ABC and The Footy Almanac among many other organisations. He currently teaches Professional and Creative Writing at Victoria University. Weldon's writing examines issues of masculinity, fatherhood and contemporary culture. He is particularly interested in exploring what it means to be male. Spincycle, published by Vulgar Press, is his first novel. It tells the tale of a man caught on the brink of becoming a mouse - does he have what it takes to actually be a man, or would his time be better spent investing in cheese and avoiding cats? Weldon is also a blogger - he coordinates the Meanland blogging project which dovetails nicely with his PhD research into the effect of interactive media on the novel. Currently, he lectures in Professional and Creative Writing at Victoria University.