I write stories on people, culture, history and landscape. Fiction, non-fiction and creative non-fiction.
My novel Gone To Pegasus was published by Makaro Press in March 2018.
Links to reviews
Gone To Pegasus is about the frontier. Each of the main characters goes to their own frontier and to the physical frontier in colonial New Zealand. What they find there, and how they deal with it, impacts on their lives.
The novel is set mainly in Dunedin and the surrounding landscape in 1892-93 and covers a pivotal time in New Zealand history. In particular it shines a light on Victorian concepts of madness and Dr Truby King’s experiments at Seacliff Lunatic Asylum as well as intersecting with, and highlighting, New Zealand women’s struggle for the right to vote.
I was the editor of the University of Auckland's alumni magazine Ingenio from Autumn 2006 to Spring 2012. I then became Publications Team Leader and had oversight of the magazine and continued to contribute to it. I am now an ongoing contributor to the magazine.
See the magazine website below.
I was the sole writer and editor for the University of Auckland's research publication Auckland Now. See all copies here.
Throughout my time at the University I co-edited and contributed to University News.
In 2005 I published going the distance: Women Outdoors in New Zealand.
See my blog for more recent examples of my creative non-fiction.