Katherine Hayton

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Katherine Hayton is a middle-aged woman who works in insurance, doesn’t have children or pets, can’t drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and resides a two-minute walk from where she was born.

For some reason, she’s developed a rich fantasy life.

To confuse readers, Katherine also publishes under the pen name Lee Hayton (a USA Today bestselling author.) The horror of the world knowing her middle name is outweighed by the convenience of fitting the shorter nom de plume onto book covers. Something she now wishes she’d discovered and implemented far sooner.

Katherine’s latest novel is Cupcakes and Conspiracies, the first entry in a new Cozy Mystery series–Sweet Baked Mysteries, and is available for preorder now. It’s set in the gorgeous township of Hanmer Springs, which is a ninety-minute drive from her base in Christchurch and her favorite holiday destination in New Zealand.

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Three Deaths Second Stage The only secret All I want

Found near water Skeletal Breathe

Cupcakes

Lee Hayton

Lee Hayton

Lee Hayton (a USA Today bestselling author) is the nom-de-plume of Katherine Hayton–a middle-aged woman who works in insurance, doesn’t have children or pets, can’t drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and currently resides a two-minute walk from where she was born.

For some reason, she’s developed a rich fantasy life.

Lee’s latest releases are a humorous urban fantasy series called Magic Dude (yeah, the explanation is in the title) and Nerves of Steel, which is a new urban fantasy series about a wise-cracking cyborg, an extremely angst-ridden thirteen-year-old vampire, and a cat.

Both series are pretty awesome but if you want to form your own opinion, pre-order them now!

If mystery/thrillers are more your bag, then check out her real name authorship Katherine Hayton where you’ll find mysteries set (mainly) in her hometown of Christchurch.

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Red Cinderella Hansel Snow White Sleeping

Nerves Bloos Magic Gun

Ryland Thorn

I write intense, action-packed stories filled with demons, where even the hero can be motivated by rage or hate.

Beyond writing, I read just about everything, from urban fantasy through to thrillers, dystopian and horror stories. I’m lucky enough to be part of the ground-breaking Phoenix Prime author program, which is leading a fundamental change in the digital publishing world.

When not reading or writing, I’m either on my bike or in my kayak exploring the spectacular Nelson-Tasman region of New Zealand, which is where I live.

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An Immortal Calling A demonic Disturbance

Toni Kenyon

Toni Kenyon

 

Toni Kenyon lives in Auckland with her husband (and their dog & cat) the goldfish is just squatting! She writes romance by day, sings in a band by night and in her spare (yeah, right) time she wrangles difficult heroes into line, so they can star in her next novel. Toni also loves the garden and has a special place in her heart for her fruit trees and her veggie patch. A keen amateur photographer, Toni posts “Mood of the Suburbs” shots across most of her social media profiles. She loves to hear from like-minded people, so pop on over and say ‘Hi’ any time.

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Return to Ala Moana Beach Catch Private loce The fan Public love Perfect Love Hiding in publicThe pacific 1 The pacific 2 The pacific 3 The pacific 5 The pacific 4 Games we play Style Pushing up daisies

 

Soraya May

Soraya May

Soraya May writes contemporary romance with silly jokes, sweet (but strong) heroines, and likeable (but sometimes infuriating) heroes. She grew up on a remote New Zealand sheep farm with only books and animals for company, and she’s been using her imagination and making her own fun ever since.

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Professor Trouble Big Deal Cat's Pajamas

Rachael King

Rachael King

Rachael King was born in New Zealand to a bookish family – her father Michael King (who died in 2004) was one of New Zealand’s most prominent authors, and her mother Ros Henry is a publisher.

After leaving school she embarked on a university education but was distracted along the way playing bass guitar in several rock bands and touring the country, and by a year spent travelling through Europe at the tender age of 21.

After finally gaining her Bachelor of Arts from Auckland University in 1994, she began working in radio, hosting an arts program on 95bFM and selling advertising, a career she continued through magazines, and which funded her growing passion for writing fiction.

Rachael completed a Masters in Creative Writing from the acclaimed International Institute of Modern Letters at Wellington’s Victoria University in 2001, after which she began work on The Sound of Butterflies, which was published worldwide and translated into eight foreign languages. In 2007 it won the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Best First Novel.

In 2008 Rachael was the Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Magpie Hall was published in New Zealand in November 2009, and Red Rocks, her first novel for children, in 2012. It won the Esther Glen medal for junior fiction, New Zealand’s longest-running literary award, and was short-listed for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

Rachael is working on a new novel and is currently Literary Director of the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.

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Red Rocks The Sound of Butterflies Magpie Hall

 

 

Kirsten McKenzie

Kirsten McKenzie

For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family’s antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards in the corner of Antique Alley as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.

Her historical fiction novels ‘Fifteen Postcards’ and it’s sequel ‘The Last Letter’ have been described as ‘Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions’, and ‘Antiques Roadshow gone viral’.

Her first horror novel, ‘Painted’, was released in June 2017.

She lives in New Zealand with her husband, daughters, and her SPCA rescue cat, and can be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle @Kiwimrsmac.

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Fifteen Postcards The Last Letter Painted