I am an Aussie bloke from Melbourne who moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 seeking fame and fortune. After achieving little of these, I undertook many road trips around continental Europe, the United States, and Mexico before establishing myself in London. After securing a decent job, I quickly became bored with the dynamics of Bitcoin and boys on this sceptered isle. All of this motivated me to finally finish Innocence Waning in isolation in France. Innocence Waning is a work of literary fiction that spans two books. I am now working on my third book, Bull Shark.

Innocence Waning Part 1 is the first of two completed books set in Melbourne, Australia. It tells the story of precocious sixteen-year-old Chezdon Morrison who desperately wants to lose his virginity. He has an addictive personality, faces the rigours of attending a Melbourne-based private school, and has to adapt to the unfortunate spoils of reality after coming out. Dysfunctional adults play a large role in this fictional piece of literary fiction. Their lives intertwine with those of the teenagers, providing the catalyst for the poignant climax at the conclusion of the second book. This is a realistic story of queer teenage life in Melbourne where Chezdon and his mates learn that in order to find themselves they first have to lose themselves.

Innocence Waning Part 2 is the explosive and confronting final part of Innocence Waning. Chezdon must navigate a perfect storm of romance, sex, jealousy, drugs, abuse, and confusion with seemingly no way break-free. The Gordian knot that bound his once-perfect life completely unravels as his relationships with friends and family disintegrate as long-hidden secrets are revealed. His addictive personality combined with his questionable choices sends Chezdon further down a rabbit hole that he may not able to escape from. This is the powerful finale to the epic first book that is Innocence Waning.

Innocence Waning is currently being distributed via IngramSpark to all good booksellers and all of the usual online marketplaces, including Amazon, Google Books, and Apple. by four of the Amazon Marketplaces.

Innocence Waning Book II : English Version of the Cover Art for the eBook. Available in the Amazon Marketplace.

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About Innocence Waning

Innocence Waning was conceived as a one chapter short story that I wrote at the beginning of the year 2015. That chapter has since been fundamentally changed one hundred times and if doesn’t suck the reader into the story, I have failed as an author. Subsequently, I composed the subsequent five chapters simply to entertain myself around Easter in 2015. I was bored at the time and I was in desperate need of a positive outlet. Good feedback flowed in from unexpected sources and I was encouraged to keep writing. The aforementioned short story morphed into a piece of literary fiction that spans 217,000 words. The full work comprises of two books which took three years of my life to produce.


Bull Shart Part 1 – 31 January 2021 Release Date

The much-anticipated third book by Chezdon Mitchell, Bull Shark Part 1, is set for release on 31 January 2021. Chezdon Mitchell’s novel BULL SHARK is about gay relationships in the digital age. With shocking narrative and dark humour, reminiscent of what was discovered in his first book, INNOCENCE WANING, Mitchell thrusts the reader into a holiday from hell that …

Innocence Waning – Second Edition Now Available

The Second Edition of Innocence Waning, Parts 1 and 2, are now available from all good booksellers and the usual online marketplaces. This includes the much-anticipated hardback editions of both parts which reflect the updated covers across all the assets.

Innocence Waning Part 1 – The eBook is Free on Amazon (limited time only!)

To celebrate the national lockdown in the United Kingdom coming to an end (in theory) the eBook version of Innocence Waning Part 1 will be available only from the Amazon Marketplace from Monday 30 November 2020, 12:00 AM PST to Friday 4 December, 11:59 PM PST. The recently updated Second Edition of Innocence Waning finds …


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