Monthly Archives: July 2014

My novel on the List!

A little bit of bragging … New Zealand Fiction – Week ending 19 July 2014
 1 The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (VUP) ISBN 9780864739889 2 The Children’s Pond – Tina Shaw (Pointer Press) 3 The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (VUP) 9780864739124 4 Heartland – Jenny Pattrick (Black Swan) 5 Tenderness: Stories – Sarah Quigley (Vintage) 6 Purgatory – Rosetta Allan (Penguin) 7 Landscape with Solitary … Continue reading

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I’ve recently started work on my next project and got to thinking about how messy and convoluted it sometimes seems to be when writing the first draft of a novel … am reminded all over again of how the first … Continue reading

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From the Auckland launch

Here’s a pic from the book launch in Auckland … poet Janet Charman giving her witty opening speech.  

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Ebook out now

The ebook version of my novel The Children’s Pond is now available from and here at Amazon:

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