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I am an Aotearoa / New Zealand writer, editor and educator working mainly in the fields of junior fantasy, novels and poetry.

My latest children's fantasy The Crate  (Quentin Wilson Publishing) has just been released. It is a ghost story - quite scary in places - which ramps up the tension and has a 'Wow, I didn't see that coming ending!

I'm also delighted that earlier in 2022 Penguin Random under its Vintage imprint brought out The Frog Prince, the novel I wrote during my stay at the Randell Cottage. It's a dual narrative, one story set in Kassel, Germany in the early 19th Century and features the Brothers Grimm, the second a contemporary love story of sorts set in northern France.

In February, 2023, Otago University Press brought out my eleventh poetry collection Letter to 'Oumuamua.

Story of James Norcliffe

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   Teenage Fantasy

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