Meet Kiwi Authors

Kat Quin

Kat Quin

Kat Quin is an author, illustrator, and designer based in the Waikato. She is the director of Illustrated Publishing, specialising in the development of educational

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Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen is an illustrator and designer based in Auckland. Her work is based mainly around children’s books and she’s worked with numerous Kiwi authors

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Anne Kayes

Anne Kayes

Auckland-based author Anne Kayes originally taught English and Drama in secondary schools. In 2014, she completed a Master of Creative Writing at AUT. She won

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Becs Bartells

Becs Bartells

Becs Bartells is a designer, illustrator and innovator who was born in Putaruru, on New Zealand’s North Island. She spent part of her youth growing

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Queen of Muck by Isaac Thackray

Isaac Thackray

How long do you let writing hound you before you give in? For Isaac Thackray it was until he was nearly thirty. He had been

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Marion Day

Marion Day

Marion lives in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. She has been writing for fourteen years and has thirteen published books across different age groups and genres.

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Siubhan Green

Siubhan Green grew up in Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand in 1974. As an only child with extremely hard working parents, she learned to

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Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod

Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod

Along with the Eugene’s Island book series, Elizabeth is the author of children’s book World Folk Tales (published by Giltedge), poetry collection Family Instructions Upon

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Katie Pye author

Katie Pye

Katie Pye is a Kiwi author with a daft sense of humor and an uncanny ability to make anything rhyme. She started writing her Fairytale

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R.L. Stedman author

R.L. Stedman

Hi there! I’m Rachel Stedman. I live in Dunedin, New Zealand, and write tales of fantasy and magic. Here’s what people say about my books:

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Jane Bloomfield

Jane Bloomfield

Queenstown writer, Jane Bloomfield is the author of the much loved Lily Max children’s trilogy, published by Luncheon Sausage Books. Lily Max: Satin, Scissors, Frock

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Sarah Prestidge author

Sarah Prestidge

Sarah is a mother of three children (two of whom are dyslexic). She has an eclectic background in education which includes being a deputy principal,

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Sue Copsey author

Sue Copsey

Sue Copsey is an award-winning writer of ghost and magical adventure stories for children. She was a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley in London before

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Jeanette Goode author

Jeanette Goode

Artist and writer Jeanette Goode lives on the West Coast of the South Island, next to a penguin colony where the kororā, little blue penguins,

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Helen Vivienne Fletcher author

Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Helen Vivienne Fletcher is a children’s and young adult author, playwright and spoken word poet. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous writing competitions

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Eleanor Kit author

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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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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claire-aramakutu

C. V. Aramakutu

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

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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

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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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

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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