Dennis A. Smith is a New Zealand based author, blogger, NZ licensed private investigator and entrepreneur.
His online ‘handle’ is victusinambitus:
VICTUS = [Lat] life or living
IN = in, on, around
AMBITUS = the circle, the circumference, the edge
This is a way of living, of maximising every opportunity.
“Sometimes when you live on the edge you fall off, but you never miss a thing in the process and thus have no regrets. After all,” as he says, “You can always get back up and on!”
Dennis spent the first decade of his adult life in and around the Coromandel region of New Zealand; raised his children on Auckland’s North Shore and emigrated to Samoa shortly following the September 2009 Tsunami.
His investigative blogging landed him in trouble with the Samoan Prime Minister (when he wrote the book “Corruption in Samoa” and named the PM’s mistress) who had him secretly declared a “Prohibited Immigrant”.
In 2016 he reestablished himself in New Zealand following a total loss in Samoa and now conducts his writing and investigative work from a custom-built house-truck under the brand Writing the Wrong®. His by-line is “Get your story out!” helping and motivating others to establish, value and share their story – good or bad.
He has a special interest in the Samoan culture viewed from a Christian perspective as well as alternative currencies, particularly commercial barter exchanges, which have formed a large part of his past exposés.
He blogs at his personal website: www.dennis.nz, as he puts it, taking on the “crooks, crims & crazies” of this world.