Portfolio

I have worked in-house in both editorial and publicity roles for Bridget Williams Books, Pindar, Random House and Penguin as well as the post-merger Penguin Random House, and have done freelance editorial, project management, publicity and writing work for a variety of organisations including PQ Blackwell, Allen & Unwin, Potton & Burton, Auckland University Press, Tautai Pacific Art Trust, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Fresh Gallery (Auckland Council) and Dish and No magazines.

Over the last year I have acted as cowriter helping Makaia Carr to tell her story in a memoir/health and lifestyle title, Keeping it Real;  I’ve written a travel/food story on Sicily for Dish magazine; I’ve been commissioned by a publisher to repackage selected content from three previous books by a popular local identity into a new volume; I have edited books such as The Art of Simple by Eleanor Ozich, Eco Home by Melinda Williams, Family Favourites by Nadia Lim/My Food Bag, The Tart Tin by Matt Cross and Repurposed by Catherine Foster; project managed various titles including The New Zealand Cat by Rachael Hale McKenna and The Lazy Girl’s Guide to a Beautiful Life by Matilda Rice; among other exciting projects.

A small selection of the publications I have worked on recently. Click on the cover to find out more.

A practical guide to building, renovating and living sustainably in New Zealand today.
New ways to use old materials, spaces and buildings, by the author of Small House Living and Apartment Living, as well as Small House Living Australia.
Full of life, locals and an irresistible sense of fun, Let’s Get Lost showcases the New Zealand you don’t yet know.
A stunning showcase of tucked-away escape spots all over New Zealand, and a tribute to a simpler way of life.
With great stories about New Zealand food as well as more than 150 recipes, this is a nostalgic treasure trove that gets to the heart of what New Zealand culture is and the food that reflects that.
200 women from all over the world are asked the same five, seemingly simple, questions. With responses that range from uplifting to heartbreaking, the resulting profiles reveal stories of generosity, courage, love, loss, redemption and success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parri$ Young Queen reveals the meteoric rise of Polynesian wonder girl Parris Goebel and the challenges she faced before she made it to the top.
For this Mediterranean-themed issue of Dish, I wrote a food-travel story on Sicily and a list of top foodie tips for the Amalfi Coast.
A call to action for all women to value themselves for who they are, not what they look like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ultimate celebration of the most delicious food to be discovered in America today, in all its glorious diversity, from the country’s top chefs, artisan producers, and fascinating food heroes.
A fitting tribute to a Hawke’s Bay landmark. 
Recipes and ideas for a calmer way of life.
Nourishing plant-based wholefood recipes from the Little Bird Unbakery cafés.
Recipes from throughout Matt Cross’s career as a professional chef and the treats that he’s famed for selling at the Otago Farmers Market.
Strangers Arrive introduces the reader to a talented group of emigrés who were critical catalysts for change in New Zealand culture.
Language and illustration combine playfully to introduce young readers to the bounty of nature; a loveliness of lady bugs anyone?
Matilda Rice, Instagram sensation and popular winner of The Bachelor, shares her down-to-earth approach to health and happiness.