Writer and creative technologist from Wellington, NZ.
I was born in Brisbane, Australia in the late 70’s and grew up in Aotearoa, running around the beaches and hills north of Wellington. In 1999, after designing the very first website for Victoria University’s traditional student magazine Salient, I dropped out to help run an arts, culture and entertainment guide called The package and immerse myself in the emerging field of web design. ‘It’s complicated’ best sums up what happened next. I eventually did get that degree in philosophy, with a slap-dash of computer science, sociology and history along the way.
At the end of 2010, I returned to the Antipodean latitudes from Berlin, where I lived for more than a year, writing fiction and getting to know European culture.
I used to love wearing hats but these days I almost never do. I enjoy loitering in second hand bookstores and cafés and getting inside the psychogeographical space of different cities. My theory with liquor is that the closer you are to the exact region where it is brewed or stilled, the better it tastes.
If you’re an independent writer, artist, or musician you need an effective way to promote your work online with a visual style and structure that uniquely fits your persona. I can help you break free of the tyranny of Facebook and generic blog platforms without complicated maintenance or major expenses.
If you’re an experienced editor of literary and speculative fiction, I urgently need your help and advice.
You can find me on Twitter (@maetl) or email me at maetl dot net
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