Originally from Ballarat, Victoria, Tobias worked for ten years as a performer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, and Guys and Dolls. In recent times, he rekindled his childhood passion for writing and shifted his attention to the world of publishing. (It seemed like really great idea at the time to move from one industry fraught with rejection to another industry that is equally, if not more, fraught with rejection.)
Back in 2017, he was given the opportunity to edit and typeset WOLVES, an indie short story anthology published by Needle in the Hay. Feeling as though he should use his new skills for the powers of Good, Tobias set to work on the Underdog project.
Underdog is Tobias’s first commercial undertaking as an editor, and he hopes that what started out as a humble idea will grow into something much bigger: a platform for unpublished #LoveOzYA writers to showcase their work and have their voices heard.
Tobias currently works in publishing as a Digital Marketing Executive and YA Publicist.