Thanks for stopping by. This part of my writing journey began with pressing ‘publish’ on my very first www.lovewordsmusic.com blog post, far from home at a tiny dining table in a Paris apartment in 2014. I had sold my model and talent agency (Nova) five years earlier to have my children (now five and seven), and was determined to return to my first love: writing. It was as though pressing that ‘publish’ button caused the plates of my world to shift ever so slightly. And from between the cracks created between those plates, opportunity began to flow.
Fast forward two years and I’ve never been happier. I’m a freelance writer and events manager, and a North & South magazine columnist. I’ve worked with Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust, Auckland Writers Festival and the NZ Society of Authors, and I help some of my favourite companies and brands connect long-term with their audience through telling their stories in meaningful ways. And I’ve pressed publish on more than 100 posts here on www.lovewordsmusic.com.
I was delighted to receive the NZSA’s 2015 Lilian Ida Smith Award for my first manuscript, and for it to be shortlisted for the 2015 Hachette Mentoring Program. My poem ‘Our Love’ was selected to open Penguin’s 2016 anthology Thanks Mum, and my non-fiction piece ‘Ocean Bay’ was awarded second place in the AA Directions Magazine Award for Best New Travel Writer category in the 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards.
If you need a story told in a meaningful way, or need an extra pair of hands within the literary sector, drop me a line—I’m available for hire. You can find a list of services here.