Public speaking & mc'ing
According to family legend, when I was a toddler at my aunt's wedding I figured out that the bride was the centre of attention and spent the whole time trying to sit in her lap. I took drama through school and have always been a centre-stage sort of person, with years of public speaking experience.
In 2016 and 2018 I was asked to MC a session at LitCrawl (a combination pub crawl / literary festival), and in 2017 I was invited to give the Ghost of Honour speech at LexiCon (NZ's national sci-fi and fantasy convention). I regularly appear in the book critic slot on Jesse Mulligan's programme on RNZ National. In 2018 I chaired two sessions at NZ Festival Writers & Readers.
I am available to speak to a wide variety of audiences, on air and in person, and to MC events.