I’m privileged to make my living from writing. I did a BSc in biology, followed it with a Graduate Diploma in Journalism, and fell into a career as a science writer. Mostly I have worked as a freelancer. I have been fortunate to work with leading researchers from across many disciplines, mainly in environmental, agricultural and life sciences. I have worked ‘behind the scenes’ on many publications, but you can also find my by-line in many magazines. I am a regular contributor to Farming Ahead, Outback, and Horses and People, among others.
When I’m not working on commissioned writing projects, I spend time developing my own writing projects.I am interested in the places, both physical and ideological, where people and nature intersect, where our biological reality meets our modern selves. Regardless of how clever our technology becomes, we remain intricately caught in natural rhythms and cycles. I’m interested in what that means for us as individuals, for humanity as a whole, and for the planet we call home.
I am based in Perth, Western Australia and work from a home office overlooking a small frog pond. I share my home with my husband, our two pretty-much-grown children, and a Labrador dog. Four chooks rule the backyard, because you can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl. I have horses too, but not in my backyard. And in my front yard, I grow veggies, which always amused my mother and regularly draws comment from new visitors.