A little about me
I am an Australian-born marketer, traveller and writer. After twenty years working for some of the world’s leading technology companies and a stint with Outward Bound, I longed to write about the human experience and the redemptive qualities of nature.
In 2006, haunted by an encounter with a woman I met whilst travelling through Canada, I started what has now become known as The Iceberg Trilogy. From my home in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, then Hong Kong, and finally Brisbane — I distilled the lives of three generations of women – Rebecca, Evangelene and Lindsay – over the course of a century.
In the telling of their stories I wanted to create a series rich in landscapes – of sea, land and the human soul – for that is what moves me. Experiencing new landscapes and adventures have been central to the life I have shared with my family and friends, and my partner of 23 years. Some of the highlights include climbing Mt Kinabalu in Sabah, trekking to the base camp of Makalu in the Himalayas; and paddling the classic Bowron Lakes canoe circuit in British Columbia, a location that features in Come What May and Come Full Circle.
My formative years were spent on a farm in Cedar Pocket, in South-East Queensland, once home to large stands of one of Australia’s few native deciduous trees, the Red Cedar. I have a younger sister who is a branding expert and partner in our marketing agency, Action Communications, an older brother who lives in Asia and is fluent in Thai and Lao, a younger brother who became the youngest prison chaplain ever employed by The Salvation Army, and a pseudo younger sister, who lives in London and is an event specialist.