…to my website.
Here you’ll find examples of my writing. This site is a work in progress, so check back regularly for additions and refinements.
What I do
I write about nature and travel — sometimes for publications, and sometimes for fun. I am particularly interested in wild landscapes, citizen science, and nature-based tourism.
When not writing, I edit. When not editing, I take photographs. Writing, editing, and photography take up most of my time. The bits in between are filled with travel and reading.
My background is in zoology. In 2009, after a long career in museums and universities, I left collections management and lecturing to move to the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland’s Wet Tropics. For the past twelve years, I have lived in a busy little farming town set among the rainforests and volcanic scenery of the Far North.
A deep interest in nature has taken me around Australia from Lake Eyre to Lake Argyle, and from the Oodnadatta Track to Iron Range. I have also visited the Falkland Islands, Chile, Uganda, Romania, and Papua New Guinea in search of rare wildlife and spectacular vistas. While international travel is still off the schedule, I am focusing my words and my camera on tropical Queensland.
Follow me on Medium at A Snail’s Eye View
Read my work at the Guardian.
I am a member of the following professional organisations:
Australian Society of Authors
Australian Science Communicators
Institute of Professional Editors
Linnean Society of London