My penname is Cleo Maxwell which is a combination of the names of my first two pets. Cleopatra and her kitten Maxwell. I live in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand , grass roots country with a variety of animals.
I have always enjoyed writing rhyming poetry and junior fiction .
As a child I loved reading Ogden Nash and English poet Pam Ayres as well as Williard Price, Enid Blyton, L.M Montgomery, Laura Ingalls, and I inherited my mother's Abbey Girls collection. I have always been a voracious reader and still love to read. Currently my favourite authors are an eclectic bunch Jill Mansell, Lyndsay McKenna, Katie Fforde, Matthew Reilly, John Case, Richard North Patterson, Colin Forbes. Chick lit and action thrillers
I try to write stories that parents will enjoy as well that are slightly irreverent that cover a wide range of subject matter whimsical, and serious. I hope that you will enjoy my offerings. Thanks