About me

I’m a journalist and copywriter who has travelled and lived all over the world. I have called Italy, Argentina, Bolivia and Vietnam home, and I have also spent months exploring backwaters as varied as Paraguay and Cambodia; Kenya and Kashmir. After a long time abroad, I am now back in Cape Town rediscovering my hometown.

My passions are many – languages, flyfishing, wine, coffee, gardening and cricket – but foremost among them is writing. I have written travel, lifestyle and gear for numerous publications, including British Airways High Life, Go!, Wild, Getaway, The Sunday Times and Morning Calm.

I've covered foolish adventures and conventional family holidays and I have also done pieces which comment on aspects of the cultures I have lived in. I hope that all of my writing is characterised by clear language, humorous dialogue and penetrative insight.

I also use my skills to craft copy for corporate clients but I don't put all of it up on this site. Press releases, websites, advertorials, corporate blogs and social media management - you name it, I can write it. In the past year I have also started collaborating with the best designer I know to offer an all-in-one copy and design package for websites, brochures and more.

Finally, a short story of mine, You should have called me Narcissus, appeared in an anthology edited by JM Coetzee and my first novel, Holiday Town, was shortlisted for the EU Literary award. My second novel, Stuffed, is a work in progress.

You can contact me here.