FREELANCE WRITER + AUTHOR
Pursuing a keen interest in people and their stories, my first Arts degrees, BA (Hons) and MA, were in History and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Since completing a PhD in 2003, I have worked as a researcher and freelance writer on the fringes of academia, philosophy and social commentary.
In 2014, I published a commissioned work commemorating the history of Sacred Heart College, Kyneton, Faithful Always: Celebrating 125 Years 1889 - 2014. Over the years, I have enjoyed writing many freelance editorials for weekend magazines including for The Age 'Epicure', 'A2' and 'Good Food' as well as glossy Australian magazines. In 2013, I created The Countryphiles - an original and popular blog that chronicled country life from old-hands to tree-changers - which I published over a three-and-a-half-year period ending in 2016 to allow time to focus on my next writing projects; two local histories. Stay tuned!
My writing style is accessible and inquiring and frequently employs creative non-fiction techniques. My subject matter often involves historical research and seeks to explore and unveil curious everyday human habits, social conventions, curiosities and stories worth telling.
I can be commissioned to write and/or edit on-line + printed copy for small-businesses and start-up projects.