Travel writing for Woman’s Day

Here are some of the travel pieces I wrote for Woman’s Day magazine circa 2007. This first one was from a Tasmania trip that was all about high-octane adventure (plus wine!). I’ve included my full version here because I feel the terror is more palpable in it… My hands are sweating as I look out across the treetops and over Read more…

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Ada Lovelace: “enchantress of numbers”

This is a story I was asked to write for the3rdimagazine‘s women in technology special. I’ve decided to republish it here because Ada’s story is so cool and sad and interesting.   At every turn, we expect computers to be there to do our bidding. It’s hard to imagine life without mobile phones, let alone Read more…

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Ultimate Science Guide

Here are a couple of pieces I wrote for RiAus’ Ultimate Science Guide at the award-winning science custom publisher Refraction Media. I was also chief sub-editor on this magazine, which is designed to help high schoolers work out what to study in upper secondary to pave their way to university and cool jobs in STEM.     <<< Return Read more…

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NST youth correspondent

I won a ‘voice of youth’ competition and scored my own column in The North Shore Times circa 2006. It was aptly called ‘Rave On’ and I got to write whatever I wanted – which worked well for someone who had no interest in being controversial. Questionable copyfitting aside (Widows! Orphans! Horrible hyphenation! And so many par breaks!), it was fun. Here are Read more…

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Aussie TV we want on DVD

This was published at TV.com on July 29, 2010, accompanied by some great YouTube clips. Damned if the TV landscape hasn’t totally changed since then!   When being an adult seems all too difficult, there’s nothing like the warm hug of nostalgia to shield you from the real world. What better than some home-grown TV shows on DVD to Read more…

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Original Flayvah!

I’ve been writing songs since I was a teenager. In high school, I wrote a (deeply embarrassing and delusions-of-grandeur-y) rock anthem called Lemmin Lighted Halls, which I performed with shameless gusto in my show Keira Daley Vs The 90s. Aside from that, my very worst stuff (that I needed to write in order to improve and/or not go Read more…

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LadyNerd and Slapdash to appear at FRINGE WORLD 2015!

Hurrah! I can finally tell you the awesome news that I’m heading back to the wild west! And piano nerd Mark Chamberlain is venturing with me, the ever-trusty musical sidekick/mandatory eye candy that he is. We’re flying over to perform Keira Daley: LadyNerd and what I’m egomaniacally naming Keira Daley’s Slapdash Song Night! (so they appear side-by-side in the Read more…

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Slapdash brain junk

Slapdash Song Night! 2014 finale show is in a little less than two weeks away. To date, I have written nothing. But in the lead-up, this song is in my head for no reason, with no relevance: And I may have lost an entire day last weekend here: But I’ve at least listened to our COVER ME, BRO! Read more…

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November = LadyNerd month

While every day should be LadyNerd Day, I would like to nominate November as LadyNerd Appreciation Month. And not just because it’s my birthday. I did a bit of internetting and found a few others to help me make a go of what could be called LadyNerdvember. Catchy. If you’ve seen LadyNerd, you’ll know that I’m born on the same Read more…

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