Geoffry Morgan Pike is an English-born, naturalized Australian writer and cartoonist.
Geoffry Morgan Pike was born on 17th October 1929 in Tottenham, Middlesex, England. to Sarah Mildred (Mim) Ward, age 28, and Robert Walter Pike, age 35. He had two brothers, Peter Robert Pike and Anthony (Tony) Pike.
Working his way through art-school, he became an illustrator and newspaper cartoonist: This led to a highly successful career in International advertising, much of it establishing Western products and services in Asian markets : Over a period of 30 years, he held the position of Regional Creative Director for the world’s leading Ad.-agencies, receiving every international Industry Award, plus the prestigious ‘ H. K. McCann Award ‘ for creative excellence and outstanding leadership.
Whilst living in Hong Kong, he met and married the granddaughter of Sir Robert Kotewall, one of the British Colony’s most famously prominent founders.
In 1973 he began fulltime writing. Winning the A & R Writers’s Fellowship with a debut novel-trilogy, based on his early adventures.
In 1974 he published the first of many books, Henry Golightly: a novel of the sea. Published by Angus and Robertson, it was the story of a Gweilo (caucasian foreigner) living in Macau and building a boat amongst the locals; a youthful search for adventure and love among the post-war wreckage of 1945 and the horror that was Hiroshima. This was followed up by the sequel Golightly Adrift in 1976 and Golightly Outback in 1978 – the third book in the Golightly trilogy.
In 1977 Geoff was diagnosed with throat cancer and learned the art of Chi Kung (also known as Quigong) and traditional Oriental medicine rather than surgery, beating cancer and becoming a master of Chi Kung and creating books and videos teaching others the philosophy and practice of aligning breath, physical activity and awareness for mental, spiritual and corporeal health.