about me

Over a three-decade journalistic career, I’ve enjoyed tea and biscuits with Jon Bon Jovi, been drunkenly serenaded by Chris Isaac, swum in a cenote, eaten an awesome bowl of spaghetti in Tibet, talked magic with a shaman and played with lemurs. I’ve interviewed and written about thousands of people, from musicians and swimmers to croc wranglers, politicians and storytellers.

As a proud Third Culture Kid (TCK), I’ve lived in four countries and can mangle a Spanish verb conjugation reasonably well. I love television, movies and books. You’ll find Salman Rushdie and Jasper Fforde right next to Nora Roberts or Stephen King on my reading list.

Words, bright colour, music, art, swimming pools, fountain pens, good conversation, interesting people and languages make me deeply happy.

I’ve honed my craft by writing virtually every day. All my experiences have turned me into this writer and I’ve used words to solve a lot of problems. Maybe they can help solve yours!

favourite writing and creativity books

  • Stephen King On Writing
  • The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • The Miracle Morning for Writers by Hal Elrod and Steve Scott
  • Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • This Time I Dance by Tama J. Kieves

albums I love include

  • Living with the Law (Chris Whitley)
  • Pawn Shop (Osborne Brothers)
  • Bloom (Billy Pilgrim)
  • The Road of Ensenada (Lyle Lovett)
  • Something More Than Free (Jason Isbel)
  • Somewhere Under Wonderland (Counting Crows)
  • Appetite for Destruction (Guns n’ Roses)
  • A New Day at Midnight (David Gray)
  • Lemonade (G. Love)
  • Devils ‘n Darlins (Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project)