I seek to connect, to inspire, and to transform our understanding of each other through storytelling.
Whether it’s with a pen or a camera, I shine light on the people, places, and events that make up our mundane and extraordinary world.
I’ve travelled extensively across Asia, particularly the Tibetan plateau, and also ventured into Africa, Europe, Oceania and Central America. Through the lens, I capture details and moments of life in these places, and use photography as a vehicle to connect with local people.
On the page, I explore through both fiction and non-fiction. My writing experience spans from website & marketing copy, to blog & article content, to a full-length “How To” book, to children’s stories and novels.
I’m addicted to finding, creating, and telling stories.
Let me help to tell yours.
Skills & unique experiences
Some skills just aren’t transferable between industries.
For example, I can choreograph a wicked sword fight for stage, but that’s not going to serve me well in many other situations. I can speak Tibetan, but that’s probably not what you’re looking for.
However, in my decade of working across a range of industries (and in a range of locations) I’ve gained multiple skills and experiences that are highly transferable and incredibly useful in my writing.
In fact, I make a point of turning every opportunity into a chance to learn something new, or refine my craft.
I’ve worked in (chronologically) theatre, hospitality, travel & tourism, journalism, education, marketing, translation, administration, and recruitment. These positions have been in New Zealand, Australia, China, Tibet, and Nepal.
How is this relevant to being a writer?
Through being immersed in different industries, cultures, and communities I’ve gained a rich understanding of people from all walks of life, and how to relate to them. I’ve learned to be agile and confident with my ideas, and quickly learn what I need to fill in any knowledge gaps.
Being exposed to different environments and influences is a blessing for my creativity, providing endless inspiration in my work. I’m particularly inspired by hearing people’s stories, or helping them discover them.
I’m passionate about making the world a better place to be. Even if my writing inspires just one person, that’s one more than yesterday.
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