12 OCTOBER 6:30-8:00PM




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Join Nalini Singh and Bronwyn Sell (who also writes as Brynn Kelly) as they talk crime and romance with chair and author Nicky Webber. This event is supported by Poppies Bookstore with books for sale and signing. 

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Nalini Singh is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series of paranormal romances. 


She also recently released her first thriller, A Madness of Sunshine, set on New Zealand's West Coast. The Guardian called it "an atmospheric read with a compelling sense of the spectacular rugged landscape".

Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, Nalini was first published in 2003. Her books have sold over seven million copies worldwide, and have been translated into multiple languages, including German, French, Italian, and Turkish. 

Thirty one of Nalini's solo titles have hit the New York Times Bestseller list (Archangel's War was the latest at #5 on the combined print and ebook list). Her books have also hit the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller lists, as well as the Spiegel Bestseller list (Germany). Her books regularly appear on New Zealand's Nielsen BookScan bestseller list. 


She's received the Australian Romance Readers Award several times, and won the Sir Julius Vogel award.


The first book in the Psy-Changeling series, Slave to Sensation, was named as one of the New York Public Library’s 125 books from the last 125 years that inspire a lifelong love of reading.


Nalini is in the Library Reads Hall of Fame.

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Bronwyn Sell's latest book is romantic comedy Lovestruck with two follow-up books in this genre planned for 2021. Australian Women’s Weekly says, ”With some snappy and blackly funny dialogue, Kiwi writer Bronwyn Sell creates a feel-good, entertaining rom-com read”.

Her romantic thrillers Deception Island, Edge of Truth, Forbidden River and A Risk Worth Taking are under the pen name Brynn Kelly and she has also written four non-fiction books.

As an award-winning journalist, Bronwyn has spent 25 years in almost every role across print journalism editorial from the NZ Herald’s Europe correspondent to a sports reporter at the Commonwealth Games to a newspaper editor and magazine sub-editor.

She is proud to share her study with a coveted RITA® statuette, the world’s premier award for romance fiction. She has also been a RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards nominee, a Booklist top-ten debut romance author, a Koru Award winner, a Golden Heart finalist and a Valerie Parv Award winner, among other accoldades.

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Chair and Author

Initially working as a journalist in South Africa and New Zealand, Nicky moved into publishing production and operational roles which merged into corporate business management. 


In 2015 she decided to go full circle, reverting to her primary passion and wrote her first book, No Ordinary Man. Since then, she's published three others: In the Deep End – Book One, In the Deep End – Book Two, and a short story, Push Over. Her books have an average rating of 4.8 stars online and she is currently working on a novel called Duplicity.