I am a freelance writer, researcher, curator and archivist living in Wellington, New Zealand.
The freelance bit is new. For almost 25 years, until early 2014, I was Curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library, the research library of the National Library of New Zealand. It was a wonderful job, and a hard decision to resign. But I wanted more time for my own writing.
One purpose of this website is to promote my literary endeavours. I have several research and writing projects underway and will be telling you more about them on my blog.
The other purpose is to help me earn a living. Becoming an author is not very lucrative. So, here I am, out there, on the market. Perhaps my skills will be useful to you.
EXTRA Since I wrote the above I have been made an Adjunct Scholar at the Library (see my blog of 5 April) . That gives me an office and computer,and some other privileges, and is proving to be a very congenial base for my research work.
My Latest Blog Post
I've found a new photograph of Joseph and Catherine Wiltshire, professional pedestrians in the 1870s. I've written about them before, and here is a bit more.
Read more on my blog.