The International Yeti Collective

Cover Revealed!

So, after months of fine tuning and some excellent work by artist Katy and designer Sophie, it’s here!

Read what TheReaderTeacher had to say about it, and enter for a free copy…

The Yeti kit for human helpers!
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The seeds are wildflower and meadow grasses, perfect for human helpers! Very excited.

The International Yeti Collective at Bologna!


Great to see Ella and Tick the yeti on proud display at the Stripes stand at the Bologna Book Fair where interest has been running high…

Available in October 2019.

Katy Riddell


Thrilled that the talented Katy Riddell is on board with The International Yeti Collective.  Her illustrations will bring a real feeling of warmth and fun to the novel. Really pleased to have her involved. Can’t wait to see the book!

To see some more examples of her work:

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…

Interview with the National Literacy Trust, UK


photo by Emma Hughes

From the Gulf News, 30 June, 2016



Global Education takes out two gongs at the CLNZ Awards 2015

Congratulations to Global Ed. Very pleased to be a contributor to the award winning Connectors series. Ka pai!


Finalist 2015

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.

A Most Discerning Audience – Writing For Younger Readers

Teacher-author delights kids

Yesterday’s News

Click the link to read.

Finalist: Language Learner Literature Awards.

Teacher’s Novel UK Hit

Teacher-Author Delights Kids 

An Interview with Paul Mason

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