Meet Kiwi author Frances Plumpton
Find out more about New Zealand author and children’s literature advocate Frances Plumpton on her author page.
Stephanie Thatcher, the illustrator of Tide’s Out, lives in Huia looking out over Foster Bay and has used watercolours to illustrate the familiar scenes. Her three sons spend much of their time exploring the beach and surrounding bush. She is the author and illustrator of more than ten picture books, many celebrating New Zealand wildlife. Her most recent book is No Home for a Wētā (Scholastic NZ, 2022).
Darryn Joseph, the translator, is a senior lecturer in Māori Language at Massey University, Palmerston North. He has always enjoyed beachcombing with his family. Darryn is a Trustee of Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa.