Let’s Start By Giving Up

Let’s Start By Giving Up by The Danuta Band

Stoked to see these simple lyrics turned into a beautiful little song.

Please show your support and get this band recording in Hummingbird Studio Nelson!


A new Demo uploaded today

Hiding Rubbish by The Danuta Band



In the library …


All you Tasmanians, I mean, Tasman Districtians can SOON head down your local library and rent a copy of The Tidal Island! That includes you up in Golden Bay! Yay.

I wonder if anyone will borrow it!?

The Tidal Island and Other Stories is available from Page & Blackmore Nelson

Huge thanks to the owner Jo for being so supportive and stocking my book.

All you Nelsonians can head down to 254 Trafalgar Street and get yourself a copy!

I encourage everyone who is in the market for a book to support this book shop. It is awesome and unpretentious.




Kia ora,

I’m totally stoked to announce my very short story The Woodpecker has been longlisted in National Flash Fiction Day’s Micro Madness competition. It’s the first time this has happened to me! Considering they received a record number of entries this year, this is certainly something to celebrate.

From June 1, they will release a shortlisted story every day building up to the winning story to be published on June 22 (Aotearoa’s shortest day of the year!).

Micro Madness



April 2019: LOVE

For April 2019, the editors of Flash Frontier collected words and images by New Zealand and international writers who choose to maintain art and beauty in the face of tragedy.

I’d like to dedicate my piece of flash fiction Neighbours to a very special someone, Nosheen Sheikh. I’m honoured and delighted to be included in such fine company.

Please take the time to read all the very good works in this very special issue.