Experienced freelance writer, editor, and blogger
Last active: 20 days ago
Hi there, nice to meet you. I'm a freelance writer who specializes in pop culture - mostly in music and film. I learned the basics in the print industry as a journalist and although I now work mainly with digital publications, I still love print.
I write fiction - some of it dark, some of it light, some of sad, and some of which has even been published. I also edit independent fiction, and have founded a boutique media company specialising in media analysis and media liaison: Small Black Cat Media. With experience working with editorial teams, creating effective advertorial, creating and publishing e-newsletters, and of course working in a variety of business magazines, I have a lot of experience to draw on - and write about. I'm really excited about what is ahead.
I write and speak about many things: film, books, music, animals, writing, women in business and technology, and from time to time some more esoteric things like spirituality, Bruce Springsteen and Buddhism (and if you ply me with enough champagne, I will explain why those are essentially the same thing).
It's true, I do drink a lot of coffee and champagne , eat a lot of chocolate, read a lot of books and listen to a lot of Springsteen. I have tattoos, I dance in my car, and will happily jump in puddles if the mood moves me. So far, none of these things has bothered anybody I've interviewed - so you can relax - I'm quirky, not scary.
I hate mornings (bad time to call me), cooking (the doing of, the thinking about, or the writing about), and cruelty. Not fond of broad beans either.
I have held several editorial roles with a range of different publications and written for several well known New Zealand publications, including Straight Furrow, Her Business, Business to Business and IT Brief.
I'm also a mom, girlfriend, daughter, sister, Buddhist, Springsteen fan, lover of Labradors, and crazy cat chick.
If our paths should cross, don't hesitate to say hi. See you further on up the road..