Suburban Book of the Dead an awards finalist!

The finalists for the Sir Julius Vogel awards, New Zealand’s science fiction awards were announced last Sunday. Here’s the longlist.

The Suburban Book of the Dead is nominated for Best Youth Novel! I’m absolutely over the moon that it got to the short list. My little book, a nominee! I’m so pleased and honoured.

The awards are voted by the Science Fiction society and awarded at Geysercon on Queen’s Birthday weekend. (Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019) 

If you’re local, I highly recommend attending Geysercon. I’ll be appearing on a panel or two, and paperback copies of Suburban Book of the Dead will be available for purchase at the book fair all weekend.

Click the cover to be taken to the book on Amazon. It’s also available on BookDepository and the Hutt based indie bookstore Writers Plot Readers Read


Suburban Book of the Dead giveaway

I’m giving away paperback copies of my book…

Enter now and be one of three lucky people to win a real life copy of my YA ghost story, The Suburban Book of the Dead!

I’ll ship internationally, and I’ll sign the copy for the winner if they choose. There will be three winners, who will get one book each.

I will contact the winners on March 31st, and if I don’t hear back from any winner within three days that prize will be redrawn.

Entering will sign you up to my newsletter, but I promise I’ll only use it to contact you when I have a new project or exciting news. No spam.

Enter here, via Kingsumo


Suburban Book of the Dead paperback out now


I’m really excited that my book is now out in paperback format. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of: having my own book on my shelf. My words written and printed in a proper book.

I’ve ordered some author copies, and I’m super excited for the day they arrived. I might just roll around in them and I don’t even know. It’s gonna be a good day.

If you want my words on your shelf as well, please order a copy! I’ve seen the quality on my proofs. The actual book is lovely, matte cover and pretty paper and it smells good.

I’ve also recently been interviewed on a little facebook blog called The Terror Tree, and she gave me a really lovely review. Please go and check it out!