Posts by Z.R. Southcombe

Zee’s Photo Challenge #1

I’ve been listening to some photography podcasts, and watching some YouTube videos. There’s a lot about settings you can change...

On exploring point-and-shoot photography

I remember getting my first camera as a child. It was our first holiday to India at eight years old...

On allowing creative play even though I’m a ‘grown up’

As you will all know by now, I have recently established a new publishing company called Blue Mushroom Books (if...

One Word 2018: Trust

For the last few years I have been using the idea of ‘one word’ as a type of New Year...

Looking back and looking forward

Looking back and looking forward

Note: It’s been a while since I blogged, and you can expect my blog posts to be more sporadic in...

Change or failure? A pep talk to myself

Changing direction can feel like failure. You know, we’re taught to stick to things and not give up, to persist,...

A new direction: Focusing on Non-Fiction

I’m starting a new publishing company called Blue Mushroom Books. Everything is still a work in progress right now, but...

Ramble On Book Launch

Thank you again to everyone who played a part in the launch! It was by all accounts a wonderful afternoon...

Keep doing what’s honest to you

Keep doing what’s honest to you

Lately I’ve gotten into the habit of watching the news in the morning, and the other day there was an...

Why a picture book on leatherback sea turtles? +augmented reality announcement

When I look at my backlist (yes, it’s exciting to be able to refer to my ‘backlist’) I see a...

It’s okay to not be happy with your work

When I was finishing off the formatting for Ramble On over the last few weeks, it was taking longer than...

Turtles, dollhouses, and plants – what’s next?

With Ramble On in its final stages (celebrate the release at Auckland Central Library, Sun Oct 15) I’ve been busy...