Sebastian Hales lives at Waikawa Beach on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. He has a background of secondary teaching, teacher training, policy management and negotiation.
Sebastian has qualifications in English, education and educational administration, as well as secondary teaching, drama teaching, and social work. For ten years Sebastian was policy and programmes manager for the NZ Institute of Management, during which time he managed the development and approval of more than twenty qualifications, and contributed to many government and professional advisory bodies.
An eclectic scribbler, Sebastian has extensive writing experience including a school musical, several private books of poetry and reminiscences, articles on education, business, art and social issues, as well as course materials and policy documents.
He is active in writing groups, civil liberties, transition towns and conservation movements, and his declamatory words are often heard at poetry readings.
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I Play the Mermaid Song
by Sebastian Hales
Compulsive cross-dresser Richard has grown alienated from the conventional society of New Zealand. He has lived between two worlds – his public face of Richard the violinist, and his inner heart of Nora. He must peel off his past and his disguises, the patchwork of deceits and shadows that he has built up. But when he unpicks the threads of convention, music, and fantasy, what will be left?
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