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MY STORY

Writing has been a part of my world ever since I can remember.

After studying journalism in Auckland and a stint in the Radio Pacific newsroom, I found my niche in print media. I've worked for 25 years in the magazine and newspaper industry for NZ Herald, NZ Outlook, Mindfood, Destinations, Style and FQ, among others.

 

My passion for in-depth interviews and investigative reporting saw a move to New Zealand Outlook magazine, covering stories in the political and social arena and then later a shift to Style Magazine to work as a feature writer, interviewing corporate giants, fashion icons, and international celebrities from the film and music arena. 

 

In between raising three children, I switched to freelance magazine feature work for Fashion Quarterly, Destinations, Good Magazine and Mindfood. 

 

With a life-long goal to write entertaining adventure stories for children, I enrolled in a Masters Writing course at Auckland’s Creative Hub and released my first children's fiction book 'The Golden Scarab'. The second book in the series ‘The Golden Scarab’s Secret’ was published in 2013.

My latest project, a lifestyle-cookbook ‘Global Kitchen,’ (New Holland 2019) is a vibrant collection of recipes from six of New Zealand's best coastal restaurants. The book is beautifully illustrated with colourful images by London-based photographer Grant Rooney.

 

Born and raised in Auckland, I consider myself more of a gypsy, enjoying travel and the possibility to discover new challenges. When time permits, I enjoy hiking, yoga and gardening.

LATEST PUBLISHED STORIES

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Touring through history

Otago Daily Times

There’s a certain wildness you’re unlikely to encounter outside of the West coast of New Zealand and much of it stems from its rich and colourful history.

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Islands of birds and unspoiled bush

Otago Daily Times

Nature has a way of bringing you back to your senses and Stewart Island is the perfect place to recalibrate.

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The other wild West Coast

Otago Daily Times

Taranaki has an enormous variety to offer in the way of outdoor adventure and there's plenty for culture vultures too.

MY BOOKS
The Golden Scarab

The Quay to the Cove

The Golden Scarab's Secret

Global Kitchen