Between their two stories are common themes - fear of imposed authority and abuse of power.
Wayhoo! I have unearthed older review files from a heap of back-up devices and clouds. I intend promoting the N Z authors for whom I have written reviews by re-posting them, with updated Buy Links and links to their web presence from which readers here can catch up on their more recent works. First reincarnated... Continue Reading →
Reflection is the key, as Evie tries to remember Kate’s life while struggling to make sense of her own
I met New Zealand author Michael Botur at a poetry-reading event at Geyser Con – a week-long festival of fiction-noir held in late January. I just had to buy my own copy of True? Short Stories, his poetry is so riveting. (Expect a review of his poetry later.) This collection of sixteen stories are so... Continue Reading →
Deryn is a New Zealand author whose work I enjoy. A lovable lady, it was through Deryn I became an editor in the first instance. When her first publisher closed the book, she was adopted by Junction Publishing, who have released all her books. Her works range from futuristic romance, through young adult futuristic adventure... Continue Reading →
A Family History – rediscovered This is the story of a family before and after emigrating to New Zealand in 1887, and is the answer to the question Marie and indeed her uncles and aunts often asked her grandfather (their uncle), to which the answer was an infuriating “Tell you one day.” After his passing,... Continue Reading →
this a touching tribute to the people of Wellington and NZ in general who 'gave' fathers, sons, and brothers to a war that belonged to Britain - "King and Country" - and in many minds, not to New Zealand.
Ms Arnott has created the magic of Christmas in this collection of stories about the elves of Polaris – a world of magic, beyond ours. In each story we meet them in Polaris and our world. We first meet the elf Sylvia, and Martin and his small family, in our world. Magic transports Sylvia back... Continue Reading →
The war was over and Dad is coming home at last! But the days and weeks go by, and when he does return, Dad is not the happy man that young Rita once knew and Thomas thinks he remembers. Struggling to understand his sadness and fears, the kids accompany him as he readjusts to home... Continue Reading →