Tell me a bit about yourself….
I am Maori, was born on the East Coast, grew up in the Bay of Plenty,
lived overseas for almost 30 years and now live in Turanganui-a-
What genre/s do you write in?
Fiction. Modern & contemporary, commercial, particularly Women’s
fiction in the Spirit Voyager series.
How long have you been writing?
Pretty much my whole life.
Do you have any published books or articles? Tell me a bit about
these and what publishing route you took.
I only just started to take my writing seriously a couple of years ago.
Last year I had two publications, my debut novel Guardians of the
Ancestors (GOTA) and short story Crushed Violet in anthology Kaituhi
Rawhiti – A Celebration of East Coast Writers. There was a poster up
in Treble Court on my way to the hairdresser's so I took a photo of it.
One day I decided to submit a story and wrote Crushed Violet. I