George was born and raised in Lebanon where he served with the Lebanese Air force before migrating to Australia, where he worked as an aircraft mechanical engineer. He then moved on to various trades before establishing a printing and bookshop in Sydney Road, Brunswick. He translated ten children’s storybooks into Arabic, published his own magazine for five years and wrote a collection of poems.
As retirement age was advancing, George began to search for a pastime hobby and with the encouragement of his family; he set into motion a journey into the world of writing and publishing.
Within the first twelve months, George completed his first novel and called it Station Pier. Family and friends read the book enthusiastically and gave such positive feedback that George was inspired to take his idea one-step further. He went on to establish Cedar Books – book supplier and retailer – to publish and promote his books and encourage others to do the same.