I'm a freelance journalist living in Nelson, New Zealand.

My columns and stories have appeared in/on the New Zealand Herald, The Magazine, Metro, The Wireless, Sunday, the Listener, the Dominion Post, The Press, the Sunday Star-Times, Sky Sport Magazine, Radio New Zealand National, Heritage New Zealand magazine, and the Sydney Morning Herald

I post some on my Facebook page, and a few others appear up there under Stories.

I write a column for The Nelson Mail, and am a guest on Fresh FM's breakfast show every second Thursday, discussing Things I've Been Writing About Lately.

I also work at Page & Blackmore, the nation's best bookstore (official), and at Red Gallery/Cafe, which has Nelson's best scones and best hot chocolate (unofficial yet widely accepted). They are happy places.

I'm on TwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram, natch. 

I have a story in forthcoming book Tell You What: Great New Zealand Non-Fiction 2015. You should probably buy copies for several dozen of your closest friends and family. 

Here are some photos I've taken, including reporting from Antarctica, the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Uluru, and Asia.

I run Featured, a collection of great New Zealand non-fiction. Send us your favourite stories!

I'm writing a book on the history of the Nelson Tasman Hospice. Give these good people some money.

I took part in a five-part series of interviews with young(ish) feature writers for The Pantograph Punch, and really liked what my colleagues had to say about the craft, the despair, and the moments of sublime - check them all out.

I spent six months investigating media representations of Antarctica and presented the results at Antarctica New Zealand's annual conference. Let me know if you'd like to hear more about that research.

I like running, tramping, yoga, biking, poetry, and am a devout Mustachian.

I've developed a troubling dependence on white noise to help me focus on writing. This is my go-to, and I'm also partial to a bit of rolling thunder.

I'd love to hear from you.