The Top Two Inches (2017) (Sports IQ)

Written in conjunction with psychologist Dr Garrath Rosslee, this book pulls together all the scattered research into sports intelligence, including Dr Rosslee’s own research, and introduces a long overdue single theory that attempts to pin down exactly what it is that makes good athletes great. The best news is – sports intelligence can be learnt and put into practice by athletes at any level. Available for purchase here.

Dad Goes to School (2016) (Quramo Publishing)

Nandi’s classmates get the surprise of their lives when they meet their new classmate: Nandi’s daddy! This is a fun – and funny – story, beautifully illustrated, and aimed at kindergarten children who struggle to separate from their parents when they arrive at school in the morning. Longlisted for the Golden Baobab Picture Book Prize in 2013. Available for purchase here

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Dinner time! (2014) (Clockwork Books)

This is not your usual recipe book. In fact, it’s less of a recipe book and more of a family feeding plan that takes the guesswork out of planning and cooking family dinners. With weekly grocery lists and pared-back recipes, you’ll soon be producing dinner every night with the minimum of bother, with meals designed to please the whole family – even the fussiest of eaters. Available for purchase as an ebook or print copy here.

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Partners for Possibility (2015) (Knowledge Resources)

This is the compelling story of what can happen when you think in terms of possibility instead of deficiency. It’s the story of what happens when people say ‘yes’. This book tells the story of Partners for Possibility, an organisation that has brokered groundbreaking partnerships between business leaders and school principals, partnerships that continue to reap astonishing results in the schools they are working in. It’s the inspiring story of an organisation dedicated to changing South Africa’s ailing education system one school at a time. Available for purchase here.

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Good Teeth (2006) (New Holland)

Looking after your teeth is important for both health and beauty reasons. This book tells you everything you need to know about having the healthiest, most attractive smile possible. Available for purchase here.


I am an author, journalist and editor – a writer-at-large, if you will – based in Johannesburg, South Africa.



For many years my official title has been ‘health journalist’, but I have written many feature articles for newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, with health really being a special interest.



About 90 percent of good writing is in the edit. Even the best novelists write several drafts before they even submit a manuscript to a publisher – who edits it again.


Writing Coaching

One of the best ways to learn to write well is through one-on-one coaching. Bring me that document you’re struggling with, and we’ll write it together.


Business Writing Training

I’ve developed a number of business writing modules for a local writing school, Allaboutwriting, because – like so many consumers – I’ve been on the receiving end of some pretty diabolical business communication.



I’d love to talk to you if you’re interested in working with me. Drop me an email and I’ll come back to you as soon as I possibly can:


Online Business Writing Courses

Who should do the course? Anyone who wants to improve the quality and efficacy of their business communication.



Podcast from SAfm – Language & Clear Communication Listen to the podcast here 702/Cape Talk discussions with Bruce Whitfield Listen to our discussion about sharpening your business language skills here. Listen to our discussion about digital communication etiquette here. Documentary I wrote the script, for a documentary about Catholic saints, which was screened on SABC2. […]