Kevin Cudby


Kevin Cudby has written dozens of articles for magazines in New Zealand and elsewhere. He has a solid background as a manufacturing and development engineer in the electronics industry. Deconstructing technology is one of his strongest skills. He has been a professional journalist since 2004, with a special interest in stories about energy, transport, and seafaring. He is best known for his many articles in Boating New Zealand and (published by The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand). He is also an accomplished technical writer who enjoys converting difficult new concepts into simple, straightforward stories.
Born in Lower Hutt some decades before the beginning of the twenty-first century, he shares his life with his wife Diana and one cat. When he is not writing, fishing, or relaxing, he teaches introductory seamanship at a Wellington-based sailing academy.

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The Truth about the Shiners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,570. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Banished from shiner society, Letitia Wilson and Alexander Romanov settle in a small village near Grand City. They try to break down the cultural barriers between shiners and villagers, but their differences grate until the sparks fly! A powerful, gritty story about war, sex, and cultural misunderstandings.
From Smoke to Mirrors
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
A car-friendly guide to the future of transport, written for non-technical readers by a car enthusiast and manufacturing engineer. From Smoke to Mirrors shows why renewable petrol and diesel in New Zealand will be more affordable in the future than conventional fuels are today. Describes a flexible transition plan that keeps New Zealand's options open in case someone invents a better car or truck.