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 ran an international humanitarian charity for 5 years, and 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'm due to graduate from the MFA program (low res) at Queens University in Charlotte NC. I'm very fortunate to have worked with some great teachers: last year 1-to-1 with the MFA Director and Author, Fred Leebron; this year with Random House Executive Editor Andrea Walker after my novel draft was selected for a book development program; and currently, with award-winning New York Times bestselling American author Caroline Leavitt.
Away from the desk, I like to make music, dance, sing (novice all 3), and to explore nature, ideas and our incredible world. I'm a fan of adventures and long walks and plan a solo walk in 2021, from London to Glasgow (690km), in time for COP26, as part of the DoAction platform on the climate crisis. I keep a journal, post on Insta and Twitter, and share what's new with subscribers.
What do I care about?
Revealing the love between us all, and its power to transform our world.