I'm a Canadian writer and
photographer currently living in Australia. Writing is a way of
indulging my curiosity about the world I live in. It gives me the excuse
to delve into subjects in a way that most of us never have time for. I
also get to ask those really juicy questions - the kind my mother said were
I search out stories wherever I find myself and recent
stories have included an interview with the astronaut Chris Hadfield, the
history of Marquesan tattoos, the benefits of chocolate and where to go sand
surfing in Queensland, Australia.
I'm the author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sailing and
coauthor of The Vancouver Island Book of Everything. My stories have
appeared in magazines that include Reader's Digest, Men's Journal, Cruising
World, Islands, Air Canada's enRoute; newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail; and online websites
including Travel + Leisure.com, Forbes.com and MSN.com. I'm an Editor at Large for Yachting Times
magazine and a regular contributor to BC Living.
Editors say I'm easygoing and professional to work with and they repeatedly
assign me stories that inform and entertain their readers. I also love
taking on new challenges and working with new publications - so let me know
what you need.