For Pearson NZ (project manager/editor)

Secondary education:


Atlas Aotearoa Activity Book

Nature’s Fury

Differences in Development

Tongariro (workbook)

Be Wise Revise: Geography

Write-on Notes: Geography


Astronomy Aotearoa

Astronomy Aotearoa Workbook

Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution (award winner)

Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution Workbook

Continuing Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution

Continuing Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution Workbook

The Nature of Science Books 1 and 2 (award winner)


Addicted to Adrenalin (English with Attitude series)

Rhythm in your Bones (English with Attitude series)

Edge: A Cut of Unreal (fiction/short stories)

Social studies

The Changing Face of New Zealand

Discovering Diversity

From the Bay of Islands to the Beehive


The Vietnam War

The Russian Revolutions

Protest in New Zealand

Framing the Frontier

Face to Face

Shaping the Shamrock

Write-on Notes: History


Greek Drama


Our Children Aotearoa (author and editor) (award winner)

Gardening Handbook for Schools


Pacific Island Recipes for the Heart

Top Tools for Language Teachers

Principles of Tourism

Management Perspectives for New Zealand

Language Passport

Conversation Skills

Write your own CV

Effective Business Communicaton in NZ

Managing Organisations in NZ


Lifespan Development

Home, Land and Sea


Marketing in New Zealand

Using MIS

Transforming Communication

Employment Relations

Dictionary of Accounting Terms

Plumbing Handbook

For New Holland NZ (editor):

The New Zealand Wildlife Activity Book, by Dave Gunson

The New Zealand Nature Activity Book, by Dave Gunson

Green Urban Living, by Janet Luke

Embrace Your Space, by Janet Luke

Gypsy Day on the Farm, by Jennifer Beck & Lisa Allen

Sam Goes Wild, by Jennifer Beck & Jenna Packer

Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand, by Denis Robinson

Lazy Days, by Graham Young

For Huia Publishers  (editor)

Haka, by Patricia Grace

Awatea’s Treasure, by Fraser Smith

Whetu Toa and the Magician, by Steph Matuku (in press)

Flight of the Fantail, by Steph Matuku (in press)

The Bomb, by Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan

Tamanui, The Brave Kokako, by Rebecca Beyer

    and Linley Wellington

A Wayfinding Guide to Leading with Wisdom,

    by Chellie Spiller, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, and John Panoho

Huia Short Stories 11: Contemporary Maori Fiction,

    various authors

The Whole World is Watching: The 1981 Springbok Tour of

    New Zealand (Ministry of Education)

The Marble Maker, by Sacha Cotter

Nga Hai e Wha [The Four Winds], Maori & Pacific Island  

        short story collection, various authors

Tuna and Hiriwa, by Hipeka Takotowai Goddard

When the Bell Rings (picture book, in press)

Santa’s Worst Christmas (picture book, in press)

Point of Order, Mr Speaker? Modern Maori

    Political  Leaders

For Random House (writer):


Adapted three titles from TVNZ series into picture books:

Bumble Camps Out

Meet Bumble and Friends

Bumble’s Missing Drink

For Hodder Moa Beckett (editor):

The Punga People of 90 Mile Beach, by Barry Crump

For indie publishers and self-publishers:

Adult & young adult fiction:

Death, Actually, by Rosy Fenwicke

Searching for Summer, by Elizabeth Ascot

Upon a Time, by R.L. Stedman

A Memory of Fire, by R.L. Stedman

Ghostly Melodies, by R.L. Stedman

     (in press)

Foothold, by Dennis Ingram

The Seasoning, by Dennis Ingram

Serendipity, by Dennis Ingram

Revolution, by Dennis Ingram

Drive, by Scott Butler

Wrath of the North, by Isac Bjornstrom (in press)

Orion Rising, by Chard Andrews

Raising Dad, by Darrin Renner (in press)

Little Land of Loose Endings, by Darrin Renner

    (in press)

Ekata, by Dominique Law

Fortissima, by Sara Kingsley

Broken Silence, by Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Underwater, by Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Nothing Bad Happens Here, by Nikki Crutchley

Robyn Hood, Outlaw Princess, by John Reynolds

Three Times Dead, by D.C. Grant

What Love Is, by D.C. Grant

‘Catch Jason Shaw’ series, by D.C. Grant:

     Speed, Velocity, and Maneuvers

‘Generation Icarus’ series, by J.L. Pawley:

    First Flight; Second Chance; Third Time
; Final Stand

Icarus Origins (novellas), by J.L. Pawley:

    Kestrel; Falcon and TuiOwl and Raven

Tom’s Inheritance, by T.J. Green

Twice Born, by T.J. Green

Galatine’s Curse, by T.J. Green

Jane Inside, by Jane Thomsen

I Am Not Joe Donovan, by Robyn Anderson (in press)

Junior fiction:

Lily Max: Slope, Style, Fashion, by Jane Bloomfield

    (Luncheon Sausage Books)

Lily Max: Sun, Surf, Action, by Jane Bloomfield

    (Luncheon Sausage Books)

The Bold Ship Phenomenal,

    by Sarah Johnson

The Spaghetti Giraffe, by Sarah Johnson

The Prankster and the Ghost, by R.L. Stedman

Dragon Defenders Book 3: An Unfamiliar Place,

     by James Russell

Loopy Lucy: Flying with Hubble, by C.V. Aramakutu

The Ginomees (series), by Ali Foster, published by IFWG Publishing, Melbourne. The Rejects; The Clonestone; The Cave at the End of the Universe

Sally Bangle: Unexpected Detective,

     by Melinda Szymanik

Chittens to the Rescue, by Julie Scott

Symphony Smythe and the Baked Bean

    Birthday Party, by Christine Hurst

Symphony Smythe Wants a Pet, by Christine Hurst

Eltarlie, by Michele O’Neill

Lucy Lavender and the Topiary City,

     by Julie-Ann MacCulloch

The Adventures of Lily and George,

    by Jennifer Roth

Picture books:

Hare, by Deborah Hinde

Hollybee Hope Wants a Pricky Coat, by Deb Hinde

Kiwicorn, by Kat Merewether

Kuwi’s Rowdy Crowd, by Kat Merewether

Why do Grandpas get Grumpy? by Fleur Benn

Fizzy Pop, by Emma Vere Jones

    and  Kate Snushall

Sleep Deep, by Leanne Lawrence

A Rose Grows, by Jane Thomsen

Jin’s Great Escape, by Maria Artho

Charlie’s Big Mystery, by Rita Ford

Non-fiction, inc biographies:

Blade NZ: Travel Stories from the Road,

    by Matt Earle

We Who Are Marines, by Bailey Williams (in press)

The Emotional Challenges of Immigration,

    by Ellie Baker

Under a Himalayan Sky, by Margaret Jefferies

Over the Fence, by Marnie Rutherford

The Bravest Guy, by Harry Wedewer

The Life You Want, by Camilla Watson

Samoan Heroes, by David Riley

Fanene Peter Mavia, Son of Samoa, by David Riley

Right Beyond the Horizon, by Christopher Many

Paris on a  Prayer, the Dylan Groom Story,

    by Angela Groom

Waiting for the Fat Fairy, by Julie Crabbe

Domestic Drama and the Baby Mama,

   by Quiana Mills Martinez

High Office Whispers, by Mario Dhingsa

How to Self-Publish a Children’s Picture Book,

    by Yvonne Jones

Dorling Kindersley UK

(in-house project and senior editor)

Look Closer: natural history series for 7–12-year-olds.

Project editor on 4 titles:

    River Life

    Tree Life


    Swamp Life

Animal Snaps: card game for pre-schoolers

(devised, wrote and edited)

DK Factopedia (children’s encyclopaedia): Project editor and contributor, 3 sections: The Living World, The Earth, and Transport and Communications

Children Just Like Me (multiple award winner): author and project editor , with photographer Barnabas Kindersley

    DK Millennium Encyclopaedia (6-volume box set):

    senior editor

London Zoo (press officer)

Zoo News (distributed to Friends of London Zoo, plus UK    

    media):  Deputy editor and contributor

Freelance writer UK

The Early Times (national children’s newspaper, UK):

    Travel column (1.5 years); Wildlife column (2 years)