About me

I’m an award-winning New Zealand writer with over 35 years hands-on professional experience as a published author and in publishing. I have qualifications in writing, music and anthropology among other fields, and hold multiple post-graduate degrees in history. I’m a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London.

My published work includes over 600 articles, academic papers and reviews, and over 60 books on topics that include biography, engineering, military and social history. These include a best-selling general history of New Zealand and two critically acclaimed biographies of Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg. I’ve principally been published by Penguin Random House, Bateman Books and Oratia Books.

Contact me