I have been published across a wide range of genres and media over the years: short and long non-fiction for children and adults; short and long fiction, including two novels for children (Earthquake and Be Counted, both Scholastic) and short stories on radio for adults. I have collaborated in writing plays for radio and early childhood readers in te Reo Maori.
I live in rural New Zealand with my family and am involved in many local and environmental issues.
Trina and her young brother leave town to live in an abandoned shack in rural Northland. Things are not easy for her as she grapples with the reality of living without power - and then there is the trouble with the water.