SATURDAY 17, NOVEMBER

MT EDEN WAR MEMORIAL HALL

Suzanne Masefield

Suzanne's a Body Mind Analyst AIBMA, Executive Coach & author of Amazon best seller ‘Eddie Motion & the Tangible Magik.’ Enter a land where thoughts & emotions collaborate with magical creatures & enchanted guides to traverse our tumultuous world with a seat belt of awareness & rediscover your own magk in this delightfully charmed book.

Genres: Children, Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B10)

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Doug Wilson

Doug is a medical scientist having lived in multiple countries. He is the author of 10 kid’s books, including the Tom Hassler Series. His lastest book is Ageing for Beginners. In Aging for Beginners, Dr Doug Wilson cuts through the fads and fallacies to concentrate on the core issues and the physiological and psychological reasons behind them. Armed with this information, we can plan for our older years to be golden years, not tarnished, confused or stressed years.

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand C9)

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Sarah Johnson

Sarah writes junior fiction novels with a splash of fantasy. Her books have received Storylines Notable Book Awards and been shortlisted for the New Zealand Children’s Book Awards. She was the 2011 winner of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award. Sarah also writes stories for the School Journal and picture books for educational publishers. She loves visiting schools to talk with students about books, reading and being a writer. Sarah is a founding member of the Raglan Writers’ Collective.

Genres: Children (Stand B11)

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Shane Rosemeyer

I have been writing and self publishing children's books since 2004. I love writing quirky Kiwiana stories and also have been creating Maori, Pasifka and International language resources for primary and preschool. I also have a fun Kiwiana board game Ka Pai Island.

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand C6)

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Dyana Wells

Dyana brings her rich experiences of adventuring in the natural world – and her willingness to dive deeply into relationships – to her explorations into the essence of both ancient and modern Buddhist teachings. Her books reveal the relevance of those teachings to the turmoil and pressures of modern life. Because Dyana also includes the trials and joys of being a mother of three children and a growing band of grandchildren, the stories attract a wide range of readers.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand B11)

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Jonathan Britten

Jonathan is a young author based in Pirongia whose genre of choice is fantasy but with COMPLEXITY! Appealing to young adults, his characters are lively and likely to have hidden agendas, while his love of ancient history compels him to include relics and ruins from a bygone age in his rich plots. His website has more backstory to his series.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand E3)

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Stephanie Philp

As Head Consultant and Director at MetaMorphosis Ltd Stephanie supports people to access their inner genius and live a passionate life of purpose and meaning. An internationally recognised Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), she’s has been educating people around the world since 2000. As well as Goal Setting: 7 Principles to Achieve Remarkable Success, Stephanie has authored Presentations That Rock, REAL People Skills and Inside Your Mind. They are all imbued with her signature sense of humour and deep understanding of human nature. Founding member of Raglan Writers’ Collective.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other (Stand B11)

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Dee Pigneguy

Dee is a re-knowned environmentalist who is very active with the Garden to Table movement, and working with schools and kindies to help promote her passions. “Science gives children the answers to all those tricky questions they constantly ask,” offers Dee, “Patterns help them to answer many of those questions themselves. Her books are jam-packed with detailed images, illustrations, facts and activities, this fun book is cleverly structured and beautifully presented to keep the eye and brain engaged.

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand B1-2)

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Pauline Stansfield

At the age of thirty, Pauline Stansfield had everything ahead of her - she had left her home in New Zealand as a qualified nurse and was training to be a tutor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Then, in 1969, she went on an adventure holiday touring Russia at the height of the Cold War. An accident in the minivan in which she was travelling left Pauline paralysed from the waist down. After nearly dying in a Russian hospital outside of Moscow, she made a remarkable recovery back in England - and learnt to lead life in a wheelchair. This real-life drama shows God at work in Pauline's life and gives hope for the most difficult and life-changing challenges. - Elaine Blick

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand B13)

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Chrissy Metge

Chrissy has been in the animation film and TV industry for 18 years. Her love of children, storytelling and animation has also led her to diversify into creating children's books. Surrounded by the best in the industry - working with Peter Jackson at Weta Digital, Richard Taylor at Weta Workshop and many more creatives and award winning talent - Chrissy has a great eye for story and illustration and applying real world situations.

Genres: Children (Stand B5)

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Wanda Barker

Wanda Barker Writer/artist raglan. Published in nineties and 2000s, Vic creative writing pre IIML. Long break then self published All Her Dark Pretty Thoughts, 2017. Poem in Meniscus 2017. Poems in NZ poetry A fine line, winter issues, spring issue - featured poet.2018, poems in Mayhem 2018. With Raglan Writers Collective at the festival.

Genres: General Fiction, Short Short/Poetry (Stand B11)

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Robyn Pearce

For 26 years author Robyn Pearce (known around the world as the Time Queen) has been sharing her experiences and knowledge about life and time management with countless clients and readers around the world. So far she’s produced nine books, many other products and thousands of articles, and regularly appears as a subject specialist on television and radio.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Business (Stand B7)

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Tracey Green

T J Green was born in England, but moved to New Zealand 10 years ago. She currently lives near Wellington with her partner and her cats Sacha and Leia. When not writing she does lots of reading, gardening and yoga. In a previous life she's been a singer in a band, and has done some acting with a theatre company - both of which were lots of fun.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand C11)

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Douglas Parker

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Douglas Parker graduated from Wellington’s Victoria University with a Masters Degree in Physics. He has been a professional software developer as well as co-director of an IT company. Beyond work Douglas enjoys international travel, cycle touring, mountain biking and hiking with his wife. This is his first novel.

Genres: Horror / Other (Stand C4)

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Michael Botur

Michael Botur is one of the younger indie literary fiction authors in a new wave of talent coming through. Botur is author of five short story collections (four acclaimed; one ignored) and in 2017 published Moneyland, which gained thousands of reads online. He works as a professional writer and performs poetry and improv.

Genres: Poetry & Short Stories (Stand E4)

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Simon Hertnon

Simon Hertnon, an Associate of Victoria University of Wellington, is the author of From Afterwit to Zemblanity: 100 endangered words brought to life; Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to write less and achieve more; and Love & Logic: A bloke's guide to commitment. As William Henry, Simon is finally publishing his first novel, The Julian Calendar.

Genres: General Fiction, Non-Fiction (Stand C10)

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Jocelyn J Murray

My wellness journal is written for those on their journey to wellness. I'm a certified nutrition consultant and health coach and I know those who journal are most likely to succeed. My journal provides a guided day by day format to journal your own progress. It contains over 30 easy healthy recipes for all meal times.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other (Stand C1-1)

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Elaine Blick

Elaine was born in Salisbury England & came to NZ at age five. Primary & secondary teacher specialising in English. Now retired at Clarks Beach and writes fiction, historical novels and children's. She has seven published books.

Genres: Historical Fiction (Stand 13)

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Ann Neville and Emily Ray

CreateBooks is a boutique publishing company specialising in award-winning books for both children and education purposes. All books published by Create Books emphasise its philosophy of respect for self, others, property and the environment. Other services include: Manuscript assessment, Editing, Proofreading, Formatting of print and ebooks

Genres: Business (Stand B8-1)

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Giles Crosthwaite-Scott

PublishMe - Self-Publishing Made Easy We can help you with all aspects of the self-publishing process Proofreading and editing - cover design and text layout - printing and binding No hidden costs - no hidden costs - bookshop-quality

Genres: Business (Stand D2)

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Rosie Boom

Rosie is the author of 8 books, including the multi-award-winning series 'The Barn Chronicles'. Written as a family read-aloud, the series relates the fun and adventures of the Boom family during their four years of living in a 90-year-old barn. Rosie lives with her husband Chris and their six children on a small block of land in Whangarei.

Genres: Children (Stand E2)

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Geraldine Craw

Geraldine Paul is an author, poet and artist. She lives on a sheep and beef breeding station in Northland. Her novels are aimed at 8 -12 years but her books can be read by any who would enjoy a fun tale about New Zealand bird life.

Genres: Children (Stand K2)

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Sylvia Guest and Evelyn Manley

Sylvia Guest and Evelyn Manley have based 'Think Feel Do' on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a modality they've used for decades to facilitate people living well. Incorporating their model of human experience, The EHP Matrix, this is a 'how-to' book, packed with practical mind tools for resolving personal issues and shaping the life you want.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other (Stand C1-2)

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Angie Belcher

Angie Belcher is widely published in many genres. She particularly loves combining education, drama and storytelling in fun ways to hook children into reading or understanding environmental issues. You might spot her wandering around with a huge inflatable orca under her arm or dressed as a chicken flapping up a storm at reading events.

Genres: Children (Stand K1)

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Tina Milne & Don Cross

Two health professionals with 40 years of experience in community, hospital, mental health, and correctional facilities. Our book is different from other modalities as it identifies the stages of suicide based on an indigenous perspective. These 'whispers' are the anchors that connect us to our lives. Book Purchase via Facebook link

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C7)

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Neil Geoffrey

Auckland based author Neil Geoffrey began telling his daughters stories when they were young. These stories have since become the children’s book series Gassy Goosey - a story about a goose with a secret weapon. The key element in Neil’s stories is humour as he believes it is important for children to laugh and have fun.

Genres: Children (Stand B12)

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Tom E Moffatt

Tom E. Moffatt writes stories and jokes to make himself laugh-out-loud. If other people find them funny he considers it a double-bonus. His first book, Barking Mad, won the Tom Fitzgibbon award and was one of the Notable Books of 2017. His latest venture is a collection of bonkers short stories about various mind-swapping muddles.

Genres: Children (Stand K1)

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Hels Ryan

Hels Ryan is a writer, strategic communications and engagement specialist and former radio and print journalist. History and a passion for social justice are at the heart of her creativity. Her historic war time features depicting some of New Zealand’s war heroes are stored in the New Zealand Archives and she has been published in the anthology, Notable South Canterbury Women, and in Penguin Books, Great Snow Storm. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Bonsai Short Fiction Anthology. The Boy with a Suitcase is her first published novel.

Genres: Mystery/Thriller + General Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Grace Bridges - SpecFicNZ

SpecFicNZ is the association for creators, writers and editors of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy and horror) in or from New Zealand. The organisation was founded in March 2009 to foster a community focused on the promotion and proliferation of all aspects of the speculative fiction genre in this country.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand K4)

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Bridget Ellis-Pegler

Bridget Ellis-Pegler comes from a scriptwriting background. She is the creative director of a big transmedia project, 'The Zingoshi Chronicles', which comprises video games, a television series, and books. 'Dragonfly' is Bridget's first book. Adored children's and YA author Fleur Beale worked with worked with Bridget on it, as manuscript assessor.

Genres: Children (Stand C14)

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Rod Smith

Rod Smith is the author of “Guinness Down Under, the famous brew and family come to Australia and New Zealand." A former journalist, probation officer and public servant Rod researched his subject for over 20 years, and took eight years to write the book. Information came from over 300 people and 40 libraries and archives. This is his first book.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand E6)

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Angelique Praat

Angelique Praat is a writer and social researcher. In her professional life, she has explored issues ranging from incarceration to architecture. Curiousity and a love of words drives her creatively. Her fiction has appeared in Flash Frontier. Her two contemporary novels, The Empathy Code and Empathy Live, explore the ick factor that comes with machines making life and death decisions.

Genres: SciFi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller, General Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Rodney Strong

Wellington based author Rodney Strong has been making up stories since an early age. After decades of working for someone else, he decided those stories needed to be told so he took the plunge working towards writing full time. In August 2017 he released his first book, Troy’s Possibilities, and since then has released two more, a cozy mystery, and a book aimed at 7-9 year olds. Critics have called his writing “descriptive and authentic” and “an easy writing style filled with humour”. Rodney lives with his wife, two children, two cats, plus a third cat that is trying his best to con his way into the family.

Genres: SciFi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller, General Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Andy Southall

Andy writes contemporary fiction, science-fiction and travel blogs. Last year while living in Samoa for three months, he published a travel blog, now adapted into the book ‘One Hundred Days In Samoa’. He’s currently working on a love story set in Samoa as part of an NZSA mentorship award.

Genres: General Fiction, Non-Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Karen McMillan

Karen McMillan is the author of 14 books, a mix of bestselling fiction, inspiring and life-enhancing non-fiction, and a new children's series Elastic Island Adventures.

Genres: Children, General Fiction (Stand A9)

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John Reynolds

John Reynolds is a freelance writer. He has published over a wide range, including the storyline and lyrics for five musicals and several textbooks. His recent publications include Uncommon Enemy (an alternative WWII novel set in NZ) Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess (a YA novel) and Writing Your First Novel (for aspiring fiction writers).

Genres: Non-Fiction, Young Adult (Stand D3)

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Stephanie Cross

Ever since she learned how to read, Stephanie has loved books, so much so that she decided to begin writing her own books full of fun, love and adventure. Stephanie is a British writer who has written for a variety or publications in a non-fiction capacity, both in the UK and Australia and is keen to venture further into the world of fiction.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance (Stand C2)

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Cheryl Nicol

Cheryl Nicol is a prize-winning short fiction writer and lives near Christchurch. She has a keen interest in history and has previously published two historical biographies and a memoir. A Parallel Universe, is a nostalgia-packed trip back to the technology-free days of a Kiwi childhood. With very few, if any, really rude words. It's a fun read for anyone aged 18 to 80, and is described by critics as a funny, poignant and sharply observant reflection of life in 1960s New Zealand.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C3)

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Hazel Oliver of JOP (NZBF 2018 Supporter)

JOP is a premier printing and design company responsible for meeting your deadlines and budget. Complete digital and offset printing solutions with top of the line equipment and highly trained passionate staff. We specialise and have helped many self published authors print and create their novels, family histories, true stories and many more.

Genres: Business, Other (Stand B14)

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David Crossman

David (D.A.) Crossman is a novelist and short story writer with a passion for flawed detectives, sinister spies, and femme fatales. English on his father’s side and Norwegian on his mother’s, David was born in South Africa and raised in South East London. David spent a number of years as an itinerant worker and he has resided in France, Israel, Ind

Genres: General Fiction,Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand C13)

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Darian Smith

Darian Smith mainly writes speculative fiction (fantasy) and lives in Auckland with his wife (who also writes) and their two naughty black cats (who don't). He holds two Koru Awards, is the winner of the SpecFicNZ/Steam Press manuscript competition, and has been a finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards several times.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand E7)

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Green Bay Writers

The Green Bay Writers are a Creative Writing Community in West Auckland. We look forward to mingling with fellow writers and readers. Feel free to browse through our handmade books, talk to our writers, grab a free writing prompt and challlenge us to write a 'story on demand' for you.

Genres: Other: Writing Group (Stand D1)

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Steven Raaymakers

A Kiwi fantasy writer who strives to capture the deeper emotions in beautiful and unique worlds.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B9)

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Ellie Douglas

Born and raised in New Zealand, a mother and wife who donates what spare time she has into volunteer work with Autistic children. Ellie Douglas is addicted to horror, everything about it she loves. She enjoys creating strong characters that rise to the top from ordinary lives.

Genres: Fantasy/Mystery Horror (Stand A6)

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p.d.r. lindsay-salmon

p.d.r. lindsay has always preferred historical stories about ordinary people, the ones whose names and lives we don't know. Reading diaries and letters of parsons, farmers, wives, daughters, merchants and tradesmen shows that basic human dilemmas do not change. She finds that food for thought and useful for story telling.

Genres: Historical Fiction (Stand K3)

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Stu Duval

Stu creates worlds in words and pictures. He has been a graphic artist, radio broadcaster, cartoonist, motivational speaker, art teacher, preacher, mural painter and creative director. In 2000 he embarked on a journey as a full-time author and storyteller, travelling the length and breadth of the country sharing his stories and art. He is now considered one of New Zealand’s master storytellers.

Genres: Children, General Fiction (Stand F3)

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Helen Tau'au Filisi

Helen is an author, artist, educator, blogger and busy mum. She is SamoaNZ and her parents hail from Fasitoo-uta and Faleula. Her Christian faith and culture support her in being a self published author/illustrator of 12 books since 2015. She is currently busy with PhD studies and teaches in the Indigenous Research space at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Genres: Children, Short Short/Poetry (Stand A1)

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Anita Mary

Anita Mary is an artist, author, wife, mother & overcomer who lives in Papakura - she is a Hope bringer & encourager - she published her autobiography in 2016 - Blood On The Mirror is a Raw, Real & Relevant journey through misfortune & abuse to healing & forgiveness - you can follow Anita Mary on her fb profile or her new Foundation page.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C8.2)

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Janet Curle

JANET BALCOMBE The ​Ashton Wylie Literary Award finalist (The Wild Side) writes for the rebels, the addicts and the broken-hearted. She helps authors self-publish their books through Wild Side Publishing.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C8.1)

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Keitha Smith

Keitha Smith is the author of four novels and co-author of one non-fiction book. Her novels examine what makes people tick and often explore what happens when a group of people come together – for whatever reason – to see what happens between them. She loves her characters and delights in bringing them to life on the page.

Genres: General Fiction, Business (Stand C12)

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Dave MacManus of CopyPress

The Copy Press is a leading producer and distributor of books for independent publishers.We offer editing, design, print and marketing services.Copy Press books are disributed via our reps to bookstores throughout New Zealand.

Genres: Business, Children, Non-Fiction (Stand F1)

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Adam Millen

Adam Millen has written Jack Feels Big, a children's book to help kids learn the names for their feelings through illustrated stories. It covers Overwhelmed, Persistent, Frustrated, Brave and Lonely (in te reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language). He's currently working on stories for another five feelings with Sophie as the main character.

Genres: Children (Stand C5)

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Ron Pemberton

Ron Pemberton was born in England and came to New Zealand in 1962. He is a sheet-metal worker by trade. He is a pilot and has been flying since 1979. His desire to write came at a later stage of his life. He has a third biographical work soon to be published. His first was a book on Trevor Bland, the founder of NZ Warbirds.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand E8)

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DIY Publishing Ltd

DIY Publishing Ltd helps authors publish their books and get to market. Our services include cover design, print layout, ebook formatting, production of marketing collateral and loading to Amazon and other online sales sites.

Genres: Business (Stand A7)

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Jenny Haworth

I am as both writer and publisher. I write both fiction and non-fiction and have been fulltime for around 30 years. My major successes have been my novels which have all but sold out and the Art of War on World War II artists. I have also written a biography of Robert McDougall and Auckland Then and Now. I'm currently writing a travel memoir based on my numerous visits to Vienna, Budapest and Prague.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction (Stand E5)

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Nikki Crutchley

After seven years of working as a librarian in New Zealand and overseas, Nikki now works as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. She is the author of the crime/thriller ‘Nothing Bad Happens Here’, set on the Coromanadel Coast of New Zealand.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B6)

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Johanna Rae

I’m a former fashion designer, married mother of three, and coffee addict. I’ve always had a passion for writing. When I was five years old, I wanted to be a writer and an artist. I haven't deviated far from that mindset. I live in the rural Waikato where I share a gorgeous outlook with my family, cats, cows, chickens, and several crazy goats.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller, Romance (Stand A5)

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Jenni Francis

I've been writing on and off for a long time, but at school I wasn’t a proficient writer. No one said I'd be a writer one day. I trained as a teacher and then became a teacher of deaf children, but it was not until I stopped teaching that I started writing. It was when Jessica, my granddaughter, was born that I began writing children's stories.

Genres: Children, Short Story/Poetry (Stand E9)

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Ellie Baker

Ellie Baker has been a migrant for three decades. Eager to see migrants become more settled as well as writing her book, she writes a blog www.migrantemotions.com, and is a speaker on migrant and other issues. She lives on a lifestyle block in Mangatangi, with the last of their teenagers, where she and her husband run their accounting business.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand D4)

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Claire Bunt

Claire Bunt, born in the seaside town of Picton, settled in Onehunga after her O.E. She has had a variety of careers: radiographer, primary school teacher, real estate salesperson, educational book sales representative and legacy adviser with UNICEF NZ. Now she writes books.

Genres: Children, Historical Fiction (Stand E1)

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Chris Else

Bookprinting.co.nz is a family owned business with over 20 years in the Industry, We produce your books right here in Auckland. We have the best machinery available to ensure you get the quality you expect. Supporting independent publishers is important to us. We have the knowledge to produce your book. Talk to us about your next project.

Genres: Children, Business (Stands A3-A4)

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Robert Philip Bolton

I am an independent New Zealand author. I publish and sell my own books at markets and on-line from my website as well as through Amazon and Kindle. I have written and published twelve books and am currently writing my thirteenth. My books are mostly (but not only) fiction about New Zealand and New Zealanders. I was born in Auckland in 1945.

Genres: General Fiction (Stand A8)

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Louise de Varga

Winning the 2013 Kingi McKinnon Writing Scholarship gave me skills to write childrens’ stories. I’m passionate about reading and writing so in 2014 I published my Kapowai the Dragonfly story, and then organised the first NZ Book Festival. The festival celebrates four years in November and goes from strength to strength. Just like my writing.

Genres: Children

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Kirsten McKenzie

Years behind the counter of her family antique business gave Kirsten a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing. Her time slip novels have been called Antiques Roadshow gone viral. Her first horror novel, 'Painted' was released in 2017 and has been described as a subtle and delicate chiller.

Genres: Historical Fiction,Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B2)

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Robyn P Murray

Robyn has enjoyed reading and writing all her life. Growing up in Northern Ireland, land of myths and legend fuelled her passion for storytelling. After travelling extensively when young she settled in New Zealand. Some years ago Robyn decided to publish some beautifully illustrated childrens books and several books of short stories followed.

Genres: Children / Short Story (Stand D5) - KIDS'ZONE Storyteller 12.05pm - 12.25pm

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ZR Southcombe

Zee is a writer & artist. Her fiction has been short-listed for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards &she has had work commissioned for organisations including Artweek Auckland & Wellington Botanic Gardens. Zee works to promote other artists, especially youth. When not writing, Zee can be found with a cup of tea in hand, or out for a walk in the forests

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand A2)

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Jo Carson-Barr

Jo Carson-Barr is the author of four children's picture books. Talking to Nanny, The GoodBye Chair, The Chill Out Chair and Waata the Weta: Can He Find The Perfect Home? Jo works in collaboration with her son Simon Barr Illustrator. Jo, her husband Rod and Simon Barr run VA Publishing.

Genres: Children (Stand B5)

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Vicky Adin

Vicky Adin is a historical fiction author fascinated with 19th Century pioneers. As a genealogist in love with history, these immigrants and their ancestors drive Vicky’s stories inspired by real people, with real experiences. She holds a Master of Arts (Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will always find Vicky reading. She also loves to go caravanning or cruising with her husband.

Genres: Historical Fiction (Stand B4)

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Andrene Low

My graduation piece for a presentation skills course I took for work was entitled, “Breeding before Forty” and garnered enough laughs that I was persuaded to take part in a rookies’ night at an Auckland comedy club. I was enough of a success that the club asked me back and I stayed on the professional stand-up circuit for three years. It was when I was writing for stand-up that I realized I wanted to try my hand at something longer. I undertook courses to learn the basics and only then was I able to fulfil my dream of writing a full-length novel.

Genres: General Fiction,Other (Stand B3)

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Fiona Cole

BigWords-Books offers professional editing, design, printing and marketing services for authors looking to self-publish to bookstore standards. Not only can we help you with each stage of the publishing process, we also have a range of marketing services and training for self-promotion. Fiona Cole will be onsite to answer any questions.

Genres: Business (Stand B1-1)

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Ann Neville and Emily Ray

CreateBooks is a boutique publishing company specialising in award-winning books for both children and education purposes. All books published by Create Books emphasise its philosophy of respect for self, others, property and the environment. Other services include: Manuscript assessment, Editing, Proofreading, Formatting of print and ebooks

Genres: Business (Stand B8-1)

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Giles Crosthwaite-Scott

PublishMe - Self-Publishing Made Easy We can help you with all aspects of the self-publishing process Proofreading and editing - cover design and text layout - printing and binding No hidden costs - no hidden costs - bookshop-quality

Genres: Business (Stand D2)

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Hazel Oliver of JOP (NZBF 2018 Supporter)

JOP is a premier printing and design company responsible for meeting your deadlines and budget. Complete digital and offset printing solutions with top of the line equipment and highly trained passionate staff. We specialise and have helped many self published authors print and create their novels, family histories, true stories and many more.

Genres: Business, Other (Stand B14)

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Dave MacManus of CopyPress

The Copy Press is a leading producer and distributor of books for independent publishers.We offer editing, design, print and marketing services.Copy Press books are disributed via our reps to bookstores throughout New Zealand.

Genres: Business, Children, Non-Fiction (Stand F1)

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DIY Publishing Ltd

DIY Publishing Ltd helps authors publish their books and get to market. Our services include cover design, print layout, ebook formatting, production of marketing collateral and loading to Amazon and other online sales sites.

Genres: Business (Stand A7)

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Jenny Haworth

I am as both writer and publisher. I write both fiction and non-fiction and have been fulltime for around 30 years. My major successes have been my novels which have all but sold out and the Art of War on World War II artists. I have also written a biography of Robert McDougall and Auckland Then and Now. I'm currently writing a travel memoir based on my numerous visits to Vienna, Budapest and Prague.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction (Stand E5)

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Chris Else

Bookprinting.co.nz is a family owned business with over 20 years in the Industry, We produce your books right here in Auckland. We have the best machinery available to ensure you get the quality you expect. Supporting independent publishers is important to us. We have the knowledge to produce your book. Talk to us about your next project.

Genres: Children, Business (Stands A3-A4)

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Fiona Cole

BigWords-Books offers professional editing, design, printing and marketing services for authors looking to self-publish to bookstore standards. Not only can we help you with each stage of the publishing process, we also have a range of marketing services and training for self-promotion. Fiona Cole will be onsite to answer any questions.

Genres: Business (Stand B1-1)

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Suzanne Masefield

Suzanne's a Body Mind Analyst AIBMA, Executive Coach & author of Amazon best seller ‘Eddie Motion & the Tangible Magik.’ Enter a land where thoughts & emotions collaborate with magical creatures & enchanted guides to traverse our tumultuous world with a seat belt of awareness & rediscover your own magk in this delightfully charmed book.

Genres: Children, Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B10)

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Doug Wilson

Doug is a medical scientist having lived in multiple countries. He is the author of 10 kid’s books, including the Tom Hassler Series. His lastest book is Ageing for Beginners. In Aging for Beginners, Dr Doug Wilson cuts through the fads and fallacies to concentrate on the core issues and the physiological and psychological reasons behind them. Armed with this information, we can plan for our older years to be golden years, not tarnished, confused or stressed years.

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand C9)

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Sarah Johnson

Sarah writes junior fiction novels with a splash of fantasy. Her books have received Storylines Notable Book Awards and been shortlisted for the New Zealand Children’s Book Awards. She was the 2011 winner of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award. Sarah also writes stories for the School Journal and picture books for educational publishers. She loves visiting schools to talk with students about books, reading and being a writer. Sarah is a founding member of the Raglan Writers’ Collective.

Genres: Children (Stand B11)

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Shane Rosemeyer

I have been writing and self publishing children's books since 2004. I love writing quirky Kiwiana stories and also have been creating Maori, Pasifka and International language resources for primary and preschool. I also have a fun Kiwiana board game Ka Pai Island.

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand C6)

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Dyana Wells

Dyana brings her rich experiences of adventuring in the natural world – and her willingness to dive deeply into relationships – to her explorations into the essence of both ancient and modern Buddhist teachings. Her books reveal the relevance of those teachings to the turmoil and pressures of modern life. Because Dyana also includes the trials and joys of being a mother of three children and a growing band of grandchildren, the stories attract a wide range of readers.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand B11)

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Jonathan Britten

Jonathan is a young author based in Pirongia whose genre of choice is fantasy but with COMPLEXITY! Appealing to young adults, his characters are lively and likely to have hidden agendas, while his love of ancient history compels him to include relics and ruins from a bygone age in his rich plots. His website has more backstory to his series.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand E3)

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Stephanie Philp

As Head Consultant and Director at MetaMorphosis Ltd Stephanie supports people to access their inner genius and live a passionate life of purpose and meaning. An internationally recognised Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), she’s has been educating people around the world since 2000. As well as Goal Setting: 7 Principles to Achieve Remarkable Success, Stephanie has authored Presentations That Rock, REAL People Skills and Inside Your Mind. They are all imbued with her signature sense of humour and deep understanding of human nature. Founding member of Raglan Writers’ Collective.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other (Stand B11)

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Dee Pigneguy

Dee is a re-knowned environmentalist who is very active with the Garden to Table movement, and working with schools and kindies to help promote her passions. “Science gives children the answers to all those tricky questions they constantly ask,” offers Dee, “Patterns help them to answer many of those questions themselves. Her books are jam-packed with detailed images, illustrations, facts and activities, this fun book is cleverly structured and beautifully presented to keep the eye and brain engaged.

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand B1-2)

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Pauline Stansfield

At the age of thirty, Pauline Stansfield had everything ahead of her - she had left her home in New Zealand as a qualified nurse and was training to be a tutor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Then, in 1969, she went on an adventure holiday touring Russia at the height of the Cold War. An accident in the minivan in which she was travelling left Pauline paralysed from the waist down. After nearly dying in a Russian hospital outside of Moscow, she made a remarkable recovery back in England - and learnt to lead life in a wheelchair. This real-life drama shows God at work in Pauline's life and gives hope for the most difficult and life-changing challenges. - Elaine Blick

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand B13)

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Chrissy Metge

Chrissy has been in the animation film and TV industry for 18 years. Her love of children, storytelling and animation has also led her to diversify into creating children's books. Surrounded by the best in the industry - working with Peter Jackson at Weta Digital, Richard Taylor at Weta Workshop and many more creatives and award winning talent - Chrissy has a great eye for story and illustration and applying real world situations.

Genres: Children (Stand B5)

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Wanda Barker

Wanda Barker Writer/artist raglan. Published in nineties and 2000s, Vic creative writing pre IIML. Long break then self published All Her Dark Pretty Thoughts, 2017. Poem in Meniscus 2017. Poems in NZ poetry A fine line, winter issues, spring issue - featured poet.2018, poems in Mayhem 2018. With Raglan Writers Collective at the festival.

Genres: General Fiction, Short Short/Poetry (Stand B11)

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Robyn Pearce

For 26 years author Robyn Pearce (known around the world as the Time Queen) has been sharing her experiences and knowledge about life and time management with countless clients and readers around the world. So far she’s produced nine books, many other products and thousands of articles, and regularly appears as a subject specialist on television and radio.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Business (Stand B7)

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Tracey Green

T J Green was born in England, but moved to New Zealand 10 years ago. She currently lives near Wellington with her partner and her cats Sacha and Leia. When not writing she does lots of reading, gardening and yoga. In a previous life she's been a singer in a band, and has done some acting with a theatre company - both of which were lots of fun.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand C11)

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Douglas Parker

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Douglas Parker graduated from Wellington’s Victoria University with a Masters Degree in Physics. He has been a professional software developer as well as co-director of an IT company. Beyond work Douglas enjoys international travel, cycle touring, mountain biking and hiking with his wife. This is his first novel.

Genres: Horror / Other (Stand C4)

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Michael Botur

Michael Botur is one of the younger indie literary fiction authors in a new wave of talent coming through. Botur is author of five short story collections (four acclaimed; one ignored) and in 2017 published Moneyland, which gained thousands of reads online. He works as a professional writer and performs poetry and improv.

Genres: Poetry & Short Stories (Stand E4)

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Simon Hertnon

Simon Hertnon, an Associate of Victoria University of Wellington, is the author of From Afterwit to Zemblanity: 100 endangered words brought to life; Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to write less and achieve more; and Love & Logic: A bloke's guide to commitment. As William Henry, Simon is finally publishing his first novel, The Julian Calendar.

Genres: General Fiction, Non-Fiction (Stand C10)

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Jocelyn J Murray

My wellness journal is written for those on their journey to wellness. I'm a certified nutrition consultant and health coach and I know those who journal are most likely to succeed. My journal provides a guided day by day format to journal your own progress. It contains over 30 easy healthy recipes for all meal times.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other (Stand C1-1)

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Elaine Blick

Elaine was born in Salisbury England & came to NZ at age five. Primary & secondary teacher specialising in English. Now retired at Clarks Beach and writes fiction, historical novels and children's. She has seven published books.

Genres: Historical Fiction (Stand 13)

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Rosie Boom

Rosie is the author of 8 books, including the multi-award-winning series 'The Barn Chronicles'. Written as a family read-aloud, the series relates the fun and adventures of the Boom family during their four years of living in a 90-year-old barn. Rosie lives with her husband Chris and their six children on a small block of land in Whangarei.

Genres: Children (Stand E2)

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Geraldine Craw

Geraldine Paul is an author, poet and artist. She lives on a sheep and beef breeding station in Northland. Her novels are aimed at 8 -12 years but her books can be read by any who would enjoy a fun tale about New Zealand bird life.

Genres: Children (Stand K2)

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Sylvia Guest and Evelyn Manley

Sylvia Guest and Evelyn Manley have based 'Think Feel Do' on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a modality they've used for decades to facilitate people living well. Incorporating their model of human experience, The EHP Matrix, this is a 'how-to' book, packed with practical mind tools for resolving personal issues and shaping the life you want.

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other (Stand C1-2)

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Angie Belcher

Angie Belcher is widely published in many genres. She particularly loves combining education, drama and storytelling in fun ways to hook children into reading or understanding environmental issues. You might spot her wandering around with a huge inflatable orca under her arm or dressed as a chicken flapping up a storm at reading events.

Genres: Children (Stand K1)

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Tina Milne & Don Cross

Two health professionals with 40 years of experience in community, hospital, mental health, and correctional facilities. Our book is different from other modalities as it identifies the stages of suicide based on an indigenous perspective. These 'whispers' are the anchors that connect us to our lives. Book Purchase via Facebook link

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C7)

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Neil Geoffrey

Auckland based author Neil Geoffrey began telling his daughters stories when they were young. These stories have since become the children’s book series Gassy Goosey - a story about a goose with a secret weapon. The key element in Neil’s stories is humour as he believes it is important for children to laugh and have fun.

Genres: Children (Stand B12)

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Tom E Moffatt

Tom E. Moffatt writes stories and jokes to make himself laugh-out-loud. If other people find them funny he considers it a double-bonus. His first book, Barking Mad, won the Tom Fitzgibbon award and was one of the Notable Books of 2017. His latest venture is a collection of bonkers short stories about various mind-swapping muddles.

Genres: Children (Stand K1)

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Hels Ryan

Hels Ryan is a writer, strategic communications and engagement specialist and former radio and print journalist. History and a passion for social justice are at the heart of her creativity. Her historic war time features depicting some of New Zealand’s war heroes are stored in the New Zealand Archives and she has been published in the anthology, Notable South Canterbury Women, and in Penguin Books, Great Snow Storm. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Bonsai Short Fiction Anthology. The Boy with a Suitcase is her first published novel.

Genres: Mystery/Thriller + General Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Grace Bridges - SpecFicNZ

SpecFicNZ is the association for creators, writers and editors of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy and horror) in or from New Zealand. The organisation was founded in March 2009 to foster a community focused on the promotion and proliferation of all aspects of the speculative fiction genre in this country.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand K4)

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Bridget Ellis-Pegler

Bridget Ellis-Pegler comes from a scriptwriting background. She is the creative director of a big transmedia project, 'The Zingoshi Chronicles', which comprises video games, a television series, and books. 'Dragonfly' is Bridget's first book. Adored children's and YA author Fleur Beale worked with worked with Bridget on it, as manuscript assessor.

Genres: Children (Stand C14)

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Rod Smith

Rod Smith is the author of “Guinness Down Under, the famous brew and family come to Australia and New Zealand." A former journalist, probation officer and public servant Rod researched his subject for over 20 years, and took eight years to write the book. Information came from over 300 people and 40 libraries and archives. This is his first book.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand E6)

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Angelique Praat

Angelique Praat is a writer and social researcher. In her professional life, she has explored issues ranging from incarceration to architecture. Curiousity and a love of words drives her creatively. Her fiction has appeared in Flash Frontier. Her two contemporary novels, The Empathy Code and Empathy Live, explore the ick factor that comes with machines making life and death decisions.

Genres: SciFi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller, General Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Rodney Strong

Wellington based author Rodney Strong has been making up stories since an early age. After decades of working for someone else, he decided those stories needed to be told so he took the plunge working towards writing full time. In August 2017 he released his first book, Troy’s Possibilities, and since then has released two more, a cozy mystery, and a book aimed at 7-9 year olds. Critics have called his writing “descriptive and authentic” and “an easy writing style filled with humour”. Rodney lives with his wife, two children, two cats, plus a third cat that is trying his best to con his way into the family.

Genres: SciFi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller, General Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Andy Southall

Andy writes contemporary fiction, science-fiction and travel blogs. Last year while living in Samoa for three months, he published a travel blog, now adapted into the book ‘One Hundred Days In Samoa’. He’s currently working on a love story set in Samoa as part of an NZSA mentorship award.

Genres: General Fiction, Non-Fiction (Stand B8-2)

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Karen McMillan

Karen McMillan is the author of 14 books, a mix of bestselling fiction, inspiring and life-enhancing non-fiction, and a new children's series Elastic Island Adventures.

Genres: Children, General Fiction (Stand A9)

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John Reynolds

John Reynolds is a freelance writer. He has published over a wide range, including the storyline and lyrics for five musicals and several textbooks. His recent publications include Uncommon Enemy (an alternative WWII novel set in NZ) Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess (a YA novel) and Writing Your First Novel (for aspiring fiction writers).

Genres: Non-Fiction, Young Adult (Stand D3)

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Stephanie Cross

Ever since she learned how to read, Stephanie has loved books, so much so that she decided to begin writing her own books full of fun, love and adventure. Stephanie is a British writer who has written for a variety or publications in a non-fiction capacity, both in the UK and Australia and is keen to venture further into the world of fiction.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance (Stand C2)

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Cheryl Nicol

Cheryl Nicol is a prize-winning short fiction writer and lives near Christchurch. She has a keen interest in history and has previously published two historical biographies and a memoir. A Parallel Universe, is a nostalgia-packed trip back to the technology-free days of a Kiwi childhood. With very few, if any, really rude words. It's a fun read for anyone aged 18 to 80, and is described by critics as a funny, poignant and sharply observant reflection of life in 1960s New Zealand.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C3)

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David Crossman

David (D.A.) Crossman is a novelist and short story writer with a passion for flawed detectives, sinister spies, and femme fatales. English on his father’s side and Norwegian on his mother’s, David was born in South Africa and raised in South East London. David spent a number of years as an itinerant worker and he has resided in France, Israel, Ind

Genres: General Fiction,Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand C13)

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Darian Smith

Darian Smith mainly writes speculative fiction (fantasy) and lives in Auckland with his wife (who also writes) and their two naughty black cats (who don't). He holds two Koru Awards, is the winner of the SpecFicNZ/Steam Press manuscript competition, and has been a finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards several times.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand E7)

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Green Bay Writers

The Green Bay Writers are a Creative Writing Community in West Auckland. We look forward to mingling with fellow writers and readers. Feel free to browse through our handmade books, talk to our writers, grab a free writing prompt and challlenge us to write a 'story on demand' for you.

Genres: Other: Writing Group (Stand D1)

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Steven Raaymakers

A Kiwi fantasy writer who strives to capture the deeper emotions in beautiful and unique worlds.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B9)

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Ellie Douglas

Born and raised in New Zealand, a mother and wife who donates what spare time she has into volunteer work with Autistic children. Ellie Douglas is addicted to horror, everything about it she loves. She enjoys creating strong characters that rise to the top from ordinary lives.

Genres: Fantasy/Mystery Horror (Stand A6)

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p.d.r. lindsay-salmon

p.d.r. lindsay has always preferred historical stories about ordinary people, the ones whose names and lives we don't know. Reading diaries and letters of parsons, farmers, wives, daughters, merchants and tradesmen shows that basic human dilemmas do not change. She finds that food for thought and useful for story telling.

Genres: Historical Fiction (Stand K3)

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Stu Duval

Stu creates worlds in words and pictures. He has been a graphic artist, radio broadcaster, cartoonist, motivational speaker, art teacher, preacher, mural painter and creative director. In 2000 he embarked on a journey as a full-time author and storyteller, travelling the length and breadth of the country sharing his stories and art. He is now considered one of New Zealand’s master storytellers.

Genres: Children, General Fiction (Stand F3)

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Helen Tau'au Filisi

Helen is an author, artist, educator, blogger and busy mum. She is SamoaNZ and her parents hail from Fasitoo-uta and Faleula. Her Christian faith and culture support her in being a self published author/illustrator of 12 books since 2015. She is currently busy with PhD studies and teaches in the Indigenous Research space at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Genres: Children, Short Short/Poetry (Stand A1)

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Anita Mary

Anita Mary is an artist, author, wife, mother & overcomer who lives in Papakura - she is a Hope bringer & encourager - she published her autobiography in 2016 - Blood On The Mirror is a Raw, Real & Relevant journey through misfortune & abuse to healing & forgiveness - you can follow Anita Mary on her fb profile or her new Foundation page.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C8.2)

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Janet Curle

JANET BALCOMBE The ​Ashton Wylie Literary Award finalist (The Wild Side) writes for the rebels, the addicts and the broken-hearted. She helps authors self-publish their books through Wild Side Publishing.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand C8.1)

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Keitha Smith

Keitha Smith is the author of four novels and co-author of one non-fiction book. Her novels examine what makes people tick and often explore what happens when a group of people come together – for whatever reason – to see what happens between them. She loves her characters and delights in bringing them to life on the page.

Genres: General Fiction, Business (Stand C12)

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Adam Millen

Adam Millen has written Jack Feels Big, a children's book to help kids learn the names for their feelings through illustrated stories. It covers Overwhelmed, Persistent, Frustrated, Brave and Lonely (in te reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language). He's currently working on stories for another five feelings with Sophie as the main character.

Genres: Children (Stand C5)

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Ron Pemberton

Ron Pemberton was born in England and came to New Zealand in 1962. He is a sheet-metal worker by trade. He is a pilot and has been flying since 1979. His desire to write came at a later stage of his life. He has a third biographical work soon to be published. His first was a book on Trevor Bland, the founder of NZ Warbirds.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand E8)

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Nikki Crutchley

After seven years of working as a librarian in New Zealand and overseas, Nikki now works as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. She is the author of the crime/thriller ‘Nothing Bad Happens Here’, set on the Coromanadel Coast of New Zealand.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B6)

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Johanna Rae

I’m a former fashion designer, married mother of three, and coffee addict. I’ve always had a passion for writing. When I was five years old, I wanted to be a writer and an artist. I haven't deviated far from that mindset. I live in the rural Waikato where I share a gorgeous outlook with my family, cats, cows, chickens, and several crazy goats.

Genres: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller, Romance (Stand A5)

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Jenni Francis

I've been writing on and off for a long time, but at school I wasn’t a proficient writer. No one said I'd be a writer one day. I trained as a teacher and then became a teacher of deaf children, but it was not until I stopped teaching that I started writing. It was when Jessica, my granddaughter, was born that I began writing children's stories.

Genres: Children, Short Story/Poetry (Stand E9)

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Ellie Baker

Ellie Baker has been a migrant for three decades. Eager to see migrants become more settled as well as writing her book, she writes a blog www.migrantemotions.com, and is a speaker on migrant and other issues. She lives on a lifestyle block in Mangatangi, with the last of their teenagers, where she and her husband run their accounting business.

Genres: Non-Fiction (Stand D4)

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Claire Bunt

Claire Bunt, born in the seaside town of Picton, settled in Onehunga after her O.E. She has had a variety of careers: radiographer, primary school teacher, real estate salesperson, educational book sales representative and legacy adviser with UNICEF NZ. Now she writes books.

Genres: Children, Historical Fiction (Stand E1)

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Robert Philip Bolton

I am an independent New Zealand author. I publish and sell my own books at markets and on-line from my website as well as through Amazon and Kindle. I have written and published twelve books and am currently writing my thirteenth. My books are mostly (but not only) fiction about New Zealand and New Zealanders. I was born in Auckland in 1945.

Genres: General Fiction (Stand A8)

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Louise de Varga

Winning the 2013 Kingi McKinnon Writing Scholarship gave me skills to write childrens’ stories. I’m passionate about reading and writing so in 2014 I published my Kapowai the Dragonfly story, and then organised the first NZ Book Festival. The festival celebrates four years in November and goes from strength to strength. Just like my writing.

Genres: Children

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Kirsten McKenzie

Years behind the counter of her family antique business gave Kirsten a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing. Her time slip novels have been called Antiques Roadshow gone viral. Her first horror novel, 'Painted' was released in 2017 and has been described as a subtle and delicate chiller.

Genres: Historical Fiction,Sci Fi/Fantasy/Mystery Thriller (Stand B2)

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Robyn P Murray

Robyn has enjoyed reading and writing all her life. Growing up in Northern Ireland, land of myths and legend fuelled her passion for storytelling. After travelling extensively when young she settled in New Zealand. Some years ago Robyn decided to publish some beautifully illustrated childrens books and several books of short stories followed.

Genres: Children / Short Story (Stand D5) - KIDS'ZONE Storyteller 12.05pm - 12.25pm

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ZR Southcombe

Zee is a writer & artist. Her fiction has been short-listed for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards &she has had work commissioned for organisations including Artweek Auckland & Wellington Botanic Gardens. Zee works to promote other artists, especially youth. When not writing, Zee can be found with a cup of tea in hand, or out for a walk in the forests

Genres: Children, Non-Fiction (Stand A2)

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Jo Carson-Barr

Jo Carson-Barr is the author of four children's picture books. Talking to Nanny, The GoodBye Chair, The Chill Out Chair and Waata the Weta: Can He Find The Perfect Home? Jo works in collaboration with her son Simon Barr Illustrator. Jo, her husband Rod and Simon Barr run VA Publishing.

Genres: Children (Stand B5)

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Vicky Adin

Vicky Adin is a historical fiction author fascinated with 19th Century pioneers. As a genealogist in love with history, these immigrants and their ancestors drive Vicky’s stories inspired by real people, with real experiences. She holds a Master of Arts (Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will always find Vicky reading. She also loves to go caravanning or cruising with her husband.

Genres: Historical Fiction (Stand B4)

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Andrene Low

My graduation piece for a presentation skills course I took for work was entitled, “Breeding before Forty” and garnered enough laughs that I was persuaded to take part in a rookies’ night at an Auckland comedy club. I was enough of a success that the club asked me back and I stayed on the professional stand-up circuit for three years. It was when I was writing for stand-up that I realized I wanted to try my hand at something longer. I undertook courses to learn the basics and only then was I able to fulfil my dream of writing a full-length novel.

Genres: General Fiction,Other (Stand B3)

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