Curiosity and a love of words drives me creatively, alongside that big question - what if? What if I didn't live in Wellington with my partner and boys? What if I'd frozen to death on that mountainside in Corsica? What if that squishy lump in my pocket was plastic explosive? (It isn't.) In my life as a social scientist I have explored issues from activism to architecture. Flash Frontier has kindly published my short fiction. The Empathy Code is my first novel.