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A Celebration of Walking in New Zealand and Around the World

A crossover between a coffee table book and classic non-fiction, this fully illustrated publication celebrates the joy of walking in Aotearoa through fun facts, interviews, personal essays, and hand-lettered quotes.

Find out more about the book and the launch party here.


calling young writers...

NZ Young Writers' Anthology

The deadline has been extended AND I’m on the lookout for a new title – head over the the NZ Young Writers website to submit your writing and title suggestions!

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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...

On bookselling: you get back what you give

I’ve been selling at events for a while now. The first was The Caretaker of Imagination book launch, then craft markets,...

New project: A miniature dollhouse style picture books

The Train to Nowhere is a story idea that has been waiting for attention for about the last five years....

On over sharing

Sometimes I’m aware that I say a lot more than many people would about the stuff that I’m struggling with,...

New books on the way (finally!)

Okay I know I’ve been super slack with getting these new editions done, which is for several reasons. One is...

Call for sponsors – Ramble On: A celebration of walking in NZ & around the world

I’m in the final stages of drafting Ramble On, and then I have a long list of illustrations to do –...

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