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 Ingram

Anne Ingram

New Zealander Anne Ingram is the author of the Lucy Bee series, a trilogy that follows heroine Lucy from the age of 10-15 through the

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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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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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Danni Rae NZ author

Danni Rae

Danni is a Wellington based zookeeper and conservationist with a passion for connecting children with animals and the environment. She has worked in Australia, New

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David Hill

David Hill

David Hill is a prolific and highly regarded New Zealand writer, playwright, poet, columnist and critic. Best known for his highly popular and award-winning body

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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 NZ author

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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Des Hunt

Des Hunt

Des Hunt lives at Matarangi on the Coromandel Peninsula. Some years ago he made the transition from writing textbooks for secondary students to novels for

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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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Eileen Merriman

Eileen Merriman’s first young adult novel, Pieces of You, was published in 2017, and was a finalist in the NZ Book Awards for Children and

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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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Fifi Colston NZ author

Fifi Colston

Wellington’s Fifi Colston is a straight-up creative with her fingers in many arty pies. She is an award-winning junior-fiction novelist and illustrator of more than

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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 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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J L Williams NZ author

J L Williams

J L (Janine) Williams lives in Whangarei, Northland. She writes compelling historical New Zealand fiction about young people with dreams. Her first book, Holding The

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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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