Here is a selection of my writing

Fiction & Flash Fiction

Historical Travel Writing

I am the Cultural Heritage editor for the World History Encyclopedia.

"Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon."  World History Encyclopedia - March 19 2019

"An Ancient City Beneath Rome: Visiting the Catacombs of Priscilla." World History Encyclopedia - April 8, 2019 

"Traditional Maori Tattoo of New Zealand." World History Encyclopedia - June 6, 2019 

"How An Adventure-Loving American Saved The Thai Silk Industry." World History Encyclopedia - August 19, 2019

"Azulejos: The Visual Art of Portugal."  World History Encyclopedia - October 7, 2019

"In Darwin’s Footsteps - Te Waimate Mission."  World History Encyclopedia - November 21, 2019

"Skulls, Temples & Churches: A Visit to the Walled City of Evora." World History Encyclopedia - February 17, 2020

"Ayutthaya: Venice of the East." World History Encyclopedia - April 28, 2020

"The Temple of the Emerald Buddha." World History Encyclopedia - May 21, 2020

"Polynesian Navigation & Settlement of the Pacific." World History Encyclopedia - August 7 2020

"Bangkok's Portuguese Past." World History Encyclopedia - October 20 2020

"The Hei Tiki - A Cultural History." World History Encyclopedia - January 26, 2021

"Top 5 Deep-Dive Virtual Shipwrecks." World History Encyclopedia - April 15, 2021

"Matariki." World History Encyclopedia - June 15, 2021.

"William Dampier." World History Encyclopedia. - December 10, 2021 

"Matthew Flinders." World History Encyclopedia. January 10, 2022.

"A History of Svalbard." World History Encyclopedia. January 14, 2022.

"The Dutch Discovery of Australia." World History Encyclopedia. January 26, 2022.

"The French Exploration of New Zealand." World History Encyclopedia. June 7, 2022

"Menehune." World History Encyclopedia. August 29, 2022

Poetry

"The Battle of the Hydaspes" Visual Verse  Vol. 03 Chapter 11, September 2016. 

"The Glove Maker" Visual Verse  Vol. 04, Chapter 1, November 2016.

"Cartographia" Visual Verse  Vol 4 Chapter 10, 2017.

"The Final Voyage" The Copperfield Review, Volume 16 Number 1 Spring 2017

"Of this Land." 'a fine line', New Zealand Poetry Society August 2017

"Lady of Margate Furtive Dalliance Issue #2, Summer 2018

"There is a Light" Furtive Dalliance Issue #2, Summer 2018

"Anniversary" Furtive Dalliance  Issue #2, Summer 2018

"Caught" Furtive Dalliance Issue #2, Summer 2018

"Gone" Barren Magazine Issue 2, 2018

"Flying with the Crows" Plum Tree Tavern December 30, 2018

"Kereru Dawn"  Plum Tree Tavern January 6, 2019

"Maybe Today" The Drabble December 28 2018

Found poems in Moonchild Magazine  Issue #5 July 2019

"Russian Jack" The Copperfield Review June 18, 2019

"Wolf Moon" New Reader Magazine Vol 2, Issue 6 June 2019

"Birds with Stone Hearts" NZ Poetry Society "A Fine Line" Autumn 2020. 

Haiku in Echidna Tracks Issue 5 2020 August 27, 2020

"Lost in Iceland" Gingerbread House Literary Magazine. Issue #45 January 2021. 

"Quercus (Oak)" Ngā Rip Wai: Swirling Waters - A Kerikeri Anthology. Pavlova Press, 2021

"Pyrus communis (Pear Tree)" Ngā Rip Wai: Swirling Waters - A Kerikeri Anthology. Pavlova Press, 2021

THE BATTLE OF THE HYDASPES (poem) 

We fly through fields
of scarlet poppy and yellow mustard,
above, silent wings keep pace
with your galloping stride,
as we ride the night sky before we ride tomorrow’s storm
.

Carried by a bittersweet wind, your breathless soul
sees what I can only imagine, 
blood-red battlefields of the Gods.

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Anthologies &

Contests

Anthologies


“Lamentation” , The Brave & The Afraid Annual Anthology - University of Iowa. Moving the Margins 2018.

Two Highly Commended poems – “Four Photographs & Land Soared Over by The Hawk” in The Weight of Blankets at Night. New Zealand Poetry Society 2019. 

"60 km south west of Aleppo". Stay Well Here. New Zealand Poetry Society 2020.

'Border camp.' Stay Well Here. New Zealand Poetry Society 2020.

"Quercus (Oak)" & "Pyrus communis (Pear Tree)" Ngā Rip Wai: Swirling Waters - A Kerikeri Anthology. Pavlova Press, 2021

Contests


First Prize - Kohukohu Poetry Prize, August 2022.

One of the winning poems ('Deity Descending'). Given Words 2022.

First Prize NZ Poetry Society International Competition 2020 - Haiku section and awarded the Jeanette Stace Memorial Award

Highly Commended Whangarei Creative Writing Contest 2022.

First Prize. Whangarei Libraries (NZ) Flash Fiction contest 2019

Third Prize. Whangarei Libraries (NZ) Flash Fiction contest  2017.

Longlisted Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize 2018

Longlisted Raven Short Story Contest 2018 

Highly Commended for Lands Soared Over by the Hawk; and Four Photographs. NZ Poetry Society International Poetry Competition 2019. 

Longlisted Raven Short Story Contest 2019 

Runner-up Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest March 2020 (Canada)

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