Monica Graham

Monica (Moni) grew up in Dunedin and lives in Waitati with her family. She has written, illustrated and published three children’s books, inspired by a

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Lindy Davis

Lindy Davis is an author, journalist and creative writer. She works in print media and released her children’s book series The Golden Scarab and The

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Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson is the bestselling author of six autobiographical non-fiction books: For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride, Saving the Snowy Brumbies, Taming

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Vanessa Hatley-Owen

Vanessa Hatley-Owen

Children’s writer and primary school librarian Vanessa Hatley-Owen is the author of When Dad Came Home (Oratia, 2018) and Farewell Anahera (Duck Creek Press, 2023). She has also

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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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Ulrika Hedquist

Ulrika Hedquist

Ulrika Hedquist is a writer, journalist and health coach, living in Auckland. Horses, coffee, salt liquorice and snow are some of her favourite things. Ulrika’s

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Kimberly Andrews

Kimberly Andrews is a trained biologist and geologist who grew up in the Canadian Rockies. She has lived and worked in New Zealand, Borneo and

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Paula Green

Paula Green

Aucklander Paula Green is a poet, writer, reviewer and anthologist. She has written and edited a great many collections of poetry, including several for children.

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Maria Gill

Maria Gill

Author Maria Gill has written over 60 children’s and teacher’s books over the last 20 years. She has a background as a Primary and Intermediate

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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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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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Vivienne Bailey

Vivienne Bailey is a Kāpiti Coast writer with a public library background. Her journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers, and her short stories have

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Peter Millett

Peter Millett is a children’s author who grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. He has written more than 100 children’s books, published in New Zealand

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Kate Parker

Kate Parker

Kate Parker of Ngati Maniapoto, English and Greek descent, grew up roaming the bush and riding horses in Kaeo. She studied theatre in Melbourne, returning

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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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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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Tales from the Farm

Tales from the Farm is a collaboration between sisters Jennifer Somervell and Margery Fern. It all started when Jennifer) began reading the story about the

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