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  • Melinda Szymanik

       Melinda Szymanik is a New Zealand writer of picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults.  She also very occasionally writes poetry. Her picture book The Were-Nana won the NZ Post 2009 Children’s Choice Award, was a 2009 CLF Stor...

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  • Maria Gill

        Maria Gill writes non-fiction books, picture books and freelance articles for New Zealand children, teenagers, and adults. Her non-fiction book New Zealand Hall of Fame won the NZ Post 2012 Children’s Choice Award (non-fiction category), was a 2012 CLF Sto...

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  • Ella West

    Ella West Ella West lives near Dunedin and writes novels for teenagers and plays for adults.  Her first book, Thieves (Longacre Press, 2006), is a thriller that revolves around Nicky, a girl who is taken by a sinister group called The Project. Thieves was a finalist in the 2007 New Ze...

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  • Phillip W. Simpson

    Phillip W. Simpson Phillip W. Simpson writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children and teenagers. He has had over 50 books published, mostly for the education sector. He has written books on how to teach writing as well as other teaching resources.  Publishers include Macmil...

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  • David Riley

    David Riley Biography David Riley is a respected New Zealand high school Drama and English teacher. He has 17 years’ experience as an English and Drama teacher in South Auckland. He is currently Head of Drama and Specialist Classroom Teacher at Tangaroa College. His innovative tea...

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  • David Hair

    David Hair   David Hair is a New Zealand YA and Adult fantasy writer living in Auckland. After a career in financial services, he became a fulltime writer after the publication of his first novel in 2009. He has a degree in History and Classical Studies, and a Diploma in Financial ...

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  • Kyle Mewburn

    Kyle Mewburn                         Kyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand's finest, and most eclectic, picture book writers. His stories are noted for being multi-layered, funny...

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  • Peter Millett

    Peter Millett I’m Peter Millett and I write humorous stories that appeal to Kiwi kids aged 6 – 12 years. My most popular titles in New Zealand schools are: Moa’s Ark, The Anzac Biscuit Man, Boy Zero Wannabe Hero series and the WW1 title The Anzac Puppy. My styl...

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  • Juliette MacIver

    Juliette MacIver   Juliette MacIver writes picture books and early readers for young children that are full of frolic and delight. She mostly writes in rhyming verse, and has created books that have captured the hearts of her young audience worldwide. To date she has had te...

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  • Adele Broadbent

    Adele Broadbent Adele Broadbent is passionate about Children’s Literature. A self-confessed Bookaholic, she is a Children’s Author, a Children’s Bookseller during the week and a Children’s Librarian on her weekends.   A monthly Tween Bookclub has kept he...

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