Come along and hear our authors Karen McMillan and Melinda Szymanik. Their books cover fiction, non-fiction, fantasy action adventure, picture books, short stories and novels. This event is supported by Books For Kids with books for sale and signing.
14 AUGUST 10:00-11:30AM
Karen has a long backlist of non-fiction writing, with titles as diverse as Love in Aotearoa and Feast or Famine: A New Zealand Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders. She has also been a regular guest book reviewer on several media, including National Radio shows Lately, with Karen Hay and Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan. Since April 2017, she has been the Director of NZ Booklovers – an online hub that supports other authors with reviews, interviews, articles and promotions. In 2018 NZ Booklovers launched their inaugural annual Book Awards for fiction, lifestyle books and children’s books.
When she is not helping other writers by reviewing and promoting their books, Karen also writes historical fiction for adults and the Elastic Island series, five fantasy action-adventures set in the South Pacific, for children aged 6-12, with the sixth book due to be published in 2022. The first in the series, Elastic Island Adventures: Jewel Lagoon, is currently in early development to be made into an animated feature film.