About me

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My stories have appeared in a number of journals including Numéro Cinq, The Molotov Cocktail, LitroFirewords QuarterlyIka and others, and have being broadcast on Radio New Zealand.

I have a series of flash fiction readings on YouTube; and on SlideShare, where the stories unfold like tiny silent movies. The Peripatetic Studio published The Roving Eye about my visual story-telling experiments on both these platforms, as well as my PinUps street art project.

My stories have also been placed or shortlisted in various writing competitions such as the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, North & South magazine’s Short, Short Story Competition and the National Flash Fiction Day contest.

I won the Lilian Ida Smith Award in 2009 and gained a Master of Creative Writing (First Class Honours) the following year. See my SlideShare presentation Literary Benefits of Linguistic and Cultural Hybridity for an overview.

My favourite authors include Grace Paley, Lucia BerlinLydia Davis and Katherine Mansfield.

Other loves are opera and beer.