Throughout my professional career, I have communicated information about wildlife and natural history to a wide range of people through a variety of mediums.
I have written numerous magazine and newspaper articles about wildlife and natural history, edited several television documentary scripts, and designed the interpretive themes and signage for large tourism facilities. I also regularly present wildlife and natural history information on television and radio.
Engaging with a live audience is where I have most of my professional and personal highlights. Leading expedition cruises and overland safaris allows me to interact with people individually and I always relish opportunities to present talks to people and groups in Australia and around the world.
Wild about the Tropics
In 2006, I formed a partnership with my late partner Julia Cooper, and graphic designer Tim Parker from Pembroke Graphics, and we created a local publishing business called Wild about the Tropics.
Our first publication, Rainforest Animals – Rare, Threatened and Significant Wildlife, has been successful and still sells 10 years after publication. However, it was the ‘101’ series of books that have really been incredibly successful in the region. This series of books, commencing with ‘101 Animals of the Wet Tropics’ in 2009, followed by ‘101 Plants of the Wet Tropics’ in 2010 and finally ‘101 Animals of the Great Barrier Reef’ in 2013, have sold over 25,000 copies.
Our books are wholly produced and printed in Far North Queensland, with the ‘101’ series being extremely popular with visitors to the region and locals.