Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, I worked as a newspaper reporter and parliamentary researcher before moving to London in 1991 to read international relations at the LSE and work in policy research and communications.
In 2014, I founded and helped to run an international humanitarian charity for 5 years. With a team of wonderful highly-trained researchers and a worldwide network, we raised awareness of great charities working at the heart of world's serious crises, until funding died. In early 2019, I began drafting the novel 'The Journey of Water', in large part inspired by a 600 mile walk from London to Geneva I undertook while working for the charity.
I live in Italy, after a long spell in London. In Jan 2021, I graduated from the MFA program (low res) at Queens University in Charlotte NC. I'm very fortunate to have worked with some great teachers including MFA Director and Author, Fred Leebron, and Random House Executive Editor Andrea Walker.
Away from the desk, I like to be in nature, explore ideas, and support actions to address the climate and ecological crises, and to consign nuclear weapons to history. I keep a journal, post on Insta and Twitter, and share what's new with subscribers. Questions/feedback welcome! via footer form.
What do I care about?
Revealing the love between us all, and its power to transform our world.