Meet Kiwi Authors

Eleanor Kit

Eleanor Kit

Eleanor Kit is the pen name of Michelle Wade. A pen name inspired by two hardworking business minded grandmothers, who provided an exemplar for my

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Jon Tucker

Jon Tucker

Jon married the girl next door and together Jon and Barbara began building their floating home – a traditional ketch – while they were still

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Katrina McIntyre author

Katrina McIntyre

Katrina was born in the Waikato.  She spent 20 years living everywhere from a 200 year-old English cottage, an old silk road house in an

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Maureen Sudlow

Christchurch born and bred, but now resident in Whanganui, Maureen Sudlow has lived and travelled extensively throughout New Zealand. A former member of the New

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Sharon Holt

Sharon Holt

Sharon Holt is a children’s author and creator of books and resources in te reo Māori. Several of her books have won or been shortlisted

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Marie Langley

Marie Langley

Marie Langley is a freelance writer, working from her home in Golden Bay, in the top northwest corner of the South Island. Previously, she spent

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Susannah Whaley

Susannah Whaley is studying towards her PhD in Art History in Auckland and works at a book shop. She never stops returning to her hometown

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Jo van Dam

Jo is the librarian at two central Auckland Primary schools and an author of books for small people… with an animal theme to date. She

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C. V. Aramakutu

Claire lives in Palmerston North with her husband, three children, and a dog and cat who closely supervise Claire while she writes. She has worked

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Rodney Strong

Rodney Strong

Rodney Strong is a Porirua based author of children’s books and cozy mysteries. After spending many years practicing to be a writer, he decided to

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Adele Gaddes Author

Adele Gaddes

Adele Gaddes is a well travelled, proud New Zealander. She loves detail, learning, and being outdoors – always appreciating the little things. She has grown

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James Russell

James Russell

A much-acclaimed children’s book author from Auckland, New Zealand, James has created a wonderful world of adventures that can be experienced through eight books so

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Jenny Chapman

Jenny has been teaching for over twenty years. She’s married to Eden and is a mother of five girls. Jenny started her journey of sharing

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Tom E. Moffatt

Tom E. Moffatt

Tom E. Moffatt writes stories and jokes to make himself laugh-out-loud. When other people find them funny he considers it a double-bonus. He is an

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Anya Forest

Anya Forest

A Kiwi native with a deep love for history and storytelling, Anya Forest has published two Fiordland Fables books – Home from the Homer and

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Kate Lattey

Kate Lattey

Kate Lattey lives on a six-acre farm in Foxton, New Zealand with a horse, a pony, a dog, a cat, a rooster, two hens, and

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Denika Mead

Denika Mead

Denika lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She is 17 and has an unrelenting passion for fantasy and dystopian writing. Denika has loved writing ever since

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Deborah Hinde

Deborah Hinde

Deborah Hinde lives with her partner in the small village of Wharepapa South in rural Waikato. She has illustrated more than 70 titles, both fiction

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Elaine Williams author

Elaine Williams

Elaine grew up in Scotland with her nose in a book. She worked in London for many years before moving to the Bay of Plenty

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Rachel Weston

Rachel Weston

Author Rachel Weston, lives in the beautiful Bay of Plenty on a kiwifruit orchard with her family, a horse in the backyard and her dogs,

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Jenn Rackham

Jenn Rackham

Jenn (Jennifer) Rackham is a fantasy fiction writer and illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and an adorable cat.  She has been

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Rose Stanley author

Rose Stanley

Rose Stanley has previously worked in New Zealand schools for many years providing pastoral care for students experiencing challenges, both emotionally and socially. She is

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Yvette Carol

Yvette Carol

Auckland author Yvette Carol’s enduring love of mythology and fantasy fiction for children inspired her to write her novels, The Or’in of Tane, The Sasori

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Kate S Richards

Kate S. Richards

Auckland author Kate S Richards lives with her husband and two teenagers in a house in the woods, with a menagerie of cats, dogs and

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Josephine Carson-Barr

Josephine Carson-Barr

Josephine Carson-Barr has written in multiple genres over the last ten years but is now focusing on children’s picture books. She works in collaboration with

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Mr Mac

Mr Mac

Mr Mac is a primary school teacher in Mount Maunganui who writes illustrated novels to engage readers aged 7-12. He uses humour to teach lessons

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Karen McMillan

Karen McMillan

Auckland author Karen McMillan is the author of 17 books, published in nine countries, a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Her non-fiction titles

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Anna Kenna

Anna Kenna

Kāpiti Coast author Anna Kenna is former television reporter, long-distance hiker and dog lover. After a 30 year career in journalism, she now writes for

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Rachel Numan

Rachel Numan

Rachel Numan lives on a dairy farm in the Waikato, with two tiny farmers (her boys, Jack and Oscar), one real farmer (her husband, Chris),

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Ben Spies

Ben Spies

Ben Spies is a young author living on the beautiful Kapiti Coast. Ben’s passion for writing led him to become a published author at the

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