Bruce Venables was born in Hobart and was a member of the Tasmanian Police Force. In 1976 he joined the Royal Hong Kong police as an Inspector. He served in the Hong Kong Marine Police as a launch commander and in the Tactical Unit as a platoon commander.
In 1984 Bruce took up residence in Sydney and began his career as a writer. He is also well known to Australian audiences as an actor.
He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Spirit of the Bush, and five novels: A Necessary Evil, The Time of the Dragons, Two Tigers, One Mountain, Scattered Monkeys and Eureka Run (coming July 2017).
Bruce lives in Sydney, and is married to best selling novelist and actress, Judy Nunn AM.