About Me

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I write novels, middle-grade fiction, short stories and popular psychology. I'm also the author of The 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year (Allen & Unwin, 2020) and Amorangi and Millie's Trip Through Time (Huia, 2022).

If you've read The 52 Week Project, you already know a thing or two about me. Here is what you might not know. 

Ko Taranaki Maunga, No Te Atiawa ki Taranaki au.

I call Wellington, New Zealand, home. I also call O'ahu, Hawai'i home, in a different sense of the word.

I live with my husband and two kids. I also live with far too many hedgehog soft toys for my liking, as well as a giant plant my daughter named Hilary. Note to self: remember to water Hilary. 

Successes

Over the past eighteen months I have tried 29 new flavours of sweet pie. My #lifegoal is to discover even more types. Wish me luck.  

 

My other #lifegoal is to visit 50 countries before I am 50. At this rate I'll have more luck with the pie, but I live in hope. 

Also ... 

- Awarded a 2021 CLNZ and New Zealand Society of   Authors grant to write a middle-grade novel (see details here)​

- Finalist in the 2019 Pikihuia award for best emerging writer (find the story here)

- Winner of the 2017 Pikihuia award for best short story (find this story here)

- Participant on the 2016 Te Papa Tupu writing incubation programme

- Blog Modern Mothercraft listed by the New Zealand Herald as being one of New Zealand's top four parenting blogs in 2014