About Our Authors
Alicia Ponder, author of “Wizard’s Guide to Wellington,” cut her teeth writing short stories and plays for New Zealand’s School Journal. She is particularly proud of the Sir Julius Vogel Award winning, “Frankie and the Netball Clone.” (Pearson’s Challenge Magazine) Her other awards, exploits and links to stories can be found at http://ajponder.wordpress.com. Her book, affectionately called ‘Zids, can be bought as a hardback at Unity Books, Rona Gallery, Almo Books, Fishpond, or just ask at your local bookstore or library (distributed by Greene Phoenix NZ).
Peter Friend has sold fiction to numerous magazines and anthologies around the world including Asimov’s, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Interzone and Aboriginal Science Fiction magazines, the New Zealand anthologies Rutherford’s Dreams and Antipodean Tales, two Magic: The Gathering anthologies, and many others. Younger readers are more likely to know his stories and plays in the New Zealand School Journal. He also makes films, which you can see at Small Blurry Films.
Eileen Mueller, won the Northwrite 2013 Collaboration Competition with Alicia Ponder for their short story, Ahi Kā and in 2012 the SpecFicNZ Going Global contest for her yet to be published novel ‘Ezaara—Riders of Fire.’ As well as writing fantasy novels, and short stories for young and old, she also writes children’s picture books. Eileen is highly qualified to write fantasy—she has five shape-shifters at home, keeping her life busy!
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