Welcome note

Welcome note

Don’t you love reading on trains? I know I do …

Welcome to Reviews on a Train, my blog about:

Books and Travel

I’ve always loved reading and in my year and a half as a literary journalist at Books LIVE I really came into my own as a writer reporting on the South African literary landscape and further afield. I met and interviewed so many amazing writers, in English and Afrikaans, wrote book reviews for the Sunday Times and I was present at some of the most gripping and exciting book launches of 2014 and 2015. For links to all my stories, check out my Professional Writing page. I learned so much and I wish to continue writing about books and writers.

Why books and travel?

Reviews on a Train combines my love of reading and travelling. I believe that the ability to read deeply and thoughtfully is a valuable skill in our modern world of information overload. I also believe that good writing is being able to walk in each other’s shoes. That is why I aim to dedicate myself to these two subjects as important areas of research and meditation. You’ll also find occasional commentary on pop culture, food and other subjects that I find relevant to my daily experiences.

What can I do for your publication?

As a freelance journalist based in China, I am in a unique position to create authentic content for your newspaper, magazine, website or publication. I am mobile and brave, armed with all the journalism and travel tools I’ve picked up since graduating from Rhodes University in 2010.

I’m also a vociferous reader, and I know what readers want: stories they can connect to, anecdotes that leave them breathless and inspired. Stories that linger long after the telling has passed.

If you are in the business of telling stories that cut through the noise, stories that last, then I am the person for the job.

Visit my website to check out my portfolio of all my published work, and while you’re there, have a look at my resume. For older stories, go to my Professional Writing page.