Meet Kiwi Authors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Denika Mead

Denika lives in Wellington, New Zealand. A teen author, she has an unrelenting passion for fantasy and dystopian writing. Denika has loved writing ever since

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Donna Blaber

Whangarei-based author Donna Blaber spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book, reading everything she could get her hands on. She grew

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Donovan Bixley

Donovan Bixley

Taupo based author and illustrator Donovan Bixley has illustrated more than 120 books, published in 31 countries, translated into 19 languages. He’s been awarded as

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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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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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Frances Plumpton

Frances Plumpton

Frances Plumpton cannot remember a life without books. As a child her family lived in Northland and books were always eagerly anticipated birthday and Christmas

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Gillian Candler

Gillian Candler

Gillian was a secondary-school teacher before moving into educational publishing with Learning Media in Wellington, where she worked on a wide range of publications for

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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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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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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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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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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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Jennifer Beck

Jennifer Beck was born in Auckland and attended Waipu District High School before going on to Auckland Teachers’ College and graduating with an MA (Hons)

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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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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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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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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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