My extensive portfolio of published works comprises thousands of pieces. Below is a small sample of the people I have interviewed and / or reviewed for published stories. They have ranged from recognisable names and icons through to farmers, weekend swimmers, clothing designers, doctors, ice hockey players and academics. Each one has a story to tell and I’ve always loved discovering them.
Music: Metallica, Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stone Temple Pilots, Missy Higgins, Tina Arena, John Farnham, Fear Factory, Sia, Midnight Oil, Henry Rollins, Duran Duran, Go West, Soundgarden, Goldie, MJ Cole, No Doubt, Cliff Richard, Sting, Dixie Chicks, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Live, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette, Matchbox 20, Simply Red, Elton John, Neil Finn, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Roxette, Collective Soul, Shaggy, Spice Girls, Ronan Keating, Rhianna, N’SYNC, Destiny’s Child, Train, Keb Mo, Backstreet Boys, INXS and Tom Jones.
Artists and authors: Jasper Fforde, Nick Earls, James Angus, Jasper Knight, Liane Moriarty, Graham Simpsion, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Felix J. Palma, Gary Disher, Michael Robotham, Jeff Lindsay, Robert Dessaix, Charliane Harris and Nalini Singh.
Stage and screen: Donald P. Bellisario (producer, screenwriter and creator NCIS, JAG, Magnum PI), Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie), Dean Norris (Under the Dome and Breaking Bad), Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan and NCIS: LA), Brad Kern (producer Charmed) and Eric Kripke (producer Supernatural), Michael Caton (The Castle), Roy Billing (Underbelly and Jack Irish), Peter Phelps, Todd McKenney, Jason Donovan, Tom Burlinson, Rhonda Burchmore and Lucy Durack.
Sport: Eamon Sullivan, Cathy Freeman, Louise Sauvage, Rob Machado, Tom Curren, Matt Rosa, Adam Selwood, Sam Newman, Giaan Rooney and Stephen “SOS” Silvagni.
Notables: Bob Geldof, Tara Moss, Anita Roddick (The Body Shop) and Paula Yates.
Travel: Mexico, Tibet, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore and the Maldives.
Other subjects include local councils, building and construction, new homes, real estate, food manufacturing, clothing, community events, agriculture, oil and gas, weddings, student issues, politics, Aboriginal sport, sport and recreation, self-help, social and home trends.