Next book

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My first novel for children will be published by Puffin (Penguin NZ) on August 21st. It’s called Hene and the Burning Harbour, and is the second title in the New Zealand Girl series launching in August. Very excited!

Auckland Festival

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Later this week I’m appearing at a few events at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, including a YA reading on Friday May 17th.

I’m also going to be an MC at the Schools Day programme on May 16th, so if you’re in coming in for one of those events, make sure you say hi to me!

On writing

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I have a couple of new things posted online this week. The first is a blog post on ‘Inspired Openings’ for a great YA publishing site.

The second is quite different, a review of for Landfall Online of Your Unselfish Kindness: Robin Hyde’s Autobiographical Writings, edited by Mary Edmond-Paul. Hyde is an important New Zealand writer from the early part of the twentieth century, and I found this new collection fascinating.