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New Zealand

March 10th, 2018

I’m going to New Zealand in May. It’s a holiday, not a book tour, but I’m hoping to visit a couple of schools while I’m over there.

So in between writing Haunted Warriors, I’ve been thinking about the workshops I could offer. I’ve come up with a couple of titles – ‘Whispers in the Dark: how to build your own fantasy world’ and ‘The Imagination Olympics’. They both sound like fun. Now I just have to write them. 🙂

I’ve never been to New Zealand before, which is a bit ridiculous, given how close it is to Tasmania. Everyone who’s been there says it’s spectacularly beautiful, particularly the South Island, which is where I’m going.

I’m going to spend a few days in Christchurch and Akaroa. Then down to Queenstown and Te Anau to have a look at the fiords.

But no bungy jumping. Definitely no bungy jumping.

Meanwhile, one of my nieces is coming to house sit and look after Harry.

There was a sad (but happy ending) story on the news yesterday about an old man in northern Tasmania who died, and no one knew he’d gone. And his two old dogs guarded his body for two weeks. When the police came, they wouldn’t let them near the man at first.

Anyway, the happy bit was that a really good home has been found for the dogs, which doesn’t always happen with old animals, because they need a lot of care.

Which got me thinking about Harry. He’d guard my body too, but only because he’s very possessive about his food. By the time the police arrived there’d be very little left.

I must warn my niece.

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