Meet Kiwi Authors

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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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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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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 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 lives with her partner in the small village of Wharepapa South in rural Waikato. She has illustrated more than 80 titles, both fiction

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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 (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

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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