Sue Copsey


Sue Copsey is an award-winning writer of both non-fiction and fiction, mainly for children and young adults. She grew up in England, in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire. Sue was a press officer at London Zoo before moving into publishing, working as a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley.

Sue and her husband moved to New Zealand several years ago and settled well into the Kiwi way of life. They have two children and live in Auckland. Sue now works as a freelance editor and writer and has produced many New Zealand school books. Her first novel for children, 'The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head', is now available both in print and as an ebook. She is currently working on the sequel, and plans a series of books set in New Zealand's spookiest spots. Visit Sue at

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The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,170. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
A summer holiday at a lonely old house on a cliff top turns sinister for friends Joe and Eddie, when Joe discovers a message scratched on a bedpost and senses a presence watching him. Can the boys unravel the secrets of the haunted room? And why is someone, or something, trying to stop them? A spooky adventure story for children aged 8 and up. Read it at night … if you dare.

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  • Three Times Dead on July 07, 2013

    This page-turning read cleverly interweaves historical fact (the New Zealand Land Wars) into a modern-day tale of a teenager facing the typical problems of adolescence, as well as the disability he is left with after a horrific car crash. A sensitively written novel that combines fast-paced action with a strong moral theme. Recommended reading for young adults, particularly boys.