Alan is a teacher & consultant working for Cognition Education in the Middle East. He is a poet, writer and teacher of English.
Joy is an artist working in oils. Her work, showing New Zealand and Middle Eastern scenes can be seen on her website.
An anthology of poems that trace a back packing bus journey across Europe. The poems explore what it is to be foreigner, even in a country whose history and traditions have shaped the traveller's own and celebrate the wonder and pleasures of the journey.
An anthology of short stories that explore the hopes and dreams of new immigrants to early New Zealand, of hoped for romances and collapsing understandings, the pain of learning of a close friend's tragedies, and growing up in a world of not so hidden violence.
A semi-autobiographical collection of poetry.
The poems reveal an external world with surprising insights...tracing the growth of the poet through childhood and adolescence into adulthood.
As one critic said this collection contains many delightful secrets that merit purchasing the book.
An illustrated children's storybook of the adventures of Lily, or Squidwidget, as she sets off to look for her pet cat, Oskar. On her journey she meets the amazing Fartlebird who helps her find Oskar and return home.
The book appeals to young readers with its word play and humour.
The book is amusingly illustrated in watercolours.