works in Christchurch as a freelance journalist. He grew up in Canterbury, gaining an Honours degree in English from Canterbury University. Working as a copywriter in advertising and radio, he has travelled to most areas of New Zealand, though some parts in the far south have somehow evaded him. His other interests include tennis, the French language, English literature, and reading of all sorts. He tends to write about subjects that touch on his interests, such as history, sport and travel.