Thanks for dropping by.

I’m a writer based in Brisbane, Australia. My debut book, Trickle-down Censorship: An Outsider’s Account of Working Inside China’s Censorship Regime, was published in October 2016 by the lovely people at Hybrid Publishers in Melbourne. It was reviewed here, here, and here. And I was interviewed here, here, and here.

If this is all a bit much, you can simply help a struggling writer by buying it here, here or here. Please do not overthink this. Charitable deeds are good for the soul. And books make lovely presents.

You can find some of my other scribblings on this website. In Singapore, I’ve written for Esquire Singapore, Singapore FHM, I-S Magazine, Where Singapore, Asian Geographic The Read, AXN, and inSing.com. In Shanghai: that’s Shanghai, Shanghaiist.com, and Time Out’s Shanghai guidebook. In Indonesia: International-Bali Post and Bali Advertiser. In Australia: Metro and The Catholic Leader.

I am available for hire at competitive rates and will work for food.

A little project of mine is Whyiwrite.net, a collection of author interviews inspired by George Orwell’s 1946 essay of the same name and The Paris Review’s “Writers at Work” series (1953 – present). I started it as a series for authors writing about China, but have since widened it to embrace all published book writers of any genre.