Book Council Writers Files
Pleased to announce that I have been included in the New Zealand Book Council’s writers files. Click here to link to my author’s page.
Illustrations by Matt Tait
My latest science fiction story currently finding a home in schools across NZ. A challenge to students and school systems not to lose sight of creativity, in case it gets hushed forever…
For a pdf of the whole text:
Interview with the National Literacy Trust, UK
photo by Emma Hughes
From the Gulf News, 30 June, 2016
Have just been accepted to the NZ Book Council’s Writers in Schools Programme. Looking forward to visiting some schools in 2016. Click on the logo to make a booking.
Congratulations to Global Ed. Very pleased to be a contributor to the award winning Connectors series. Ka pai!
Language Learner Literature Awards
“This book succeeds as a blended non-fiction and narrative text. The factual non-fiction section of the book is well-stocked with information that is presented in relatively simple but not condescending prose…the accompanying story is simple and lightly humorous and doesn’t try to hype its entertainment value.”
Taken from the comments by the judging panel of the Extensive Reading Foundation
School Journal Short Fiction Competition 2014
…”Ryder quickly looked around, the guilt already flowing, heart quickening. He wouldn’t take much. Just enough to get them out of trouble. It was bound to rain anyway, it had to eventually. Then all the cultivators in the water farm would be bulging, and their tanks would be filled, and there was nothing Aqua-Plex could do about that. They didn’t own the water in the clouds. Not yet.
Ryder stopped for moment, working things through. Then he flung his school bag onto the porch, and took the steps that led underneath the house….”
Words on a Small Island: Waiheke Literary Festival, 13-15 November
I’m co-presenting a session with NK Ashworth on writing for children.
Please use the link below to book your place.
Click the link to read.