Kiwi books reviewed by James

Listen to James Russell's reviews on Jesse Mulligan's show on Radia NZ of Bastion Point - 507 days at Takaparawha, by Tania Roxborogh; The Severed Land by Maurice Gee; The Singing Dolphin (Te Aihe i Waiata) by Mere Whaanga and Nee Naw by Dean Yipadee and Paul Beavis.


James reviews Kiwi books for kids!

Have a listen - James reviews these books on Jesse Mulligan's show on Radio NZ.



The Dragon Defenders goes to press!

It took just two weeks to write, then months to re-write, edit, proof-read, illustrate, animate (more to come on that - stay tuned!) and design.

I'm proud to say that my first children's novel The Dragon Defenders (7-12-year-old readers as a rough guide) is finished. It picks up the story three years on from The Dragon Riders – the final book in the Dragon Brothers Trilogy.

Flynn and Paddy are now 10 and 12 years old, and have grown up to become miniature Bear Grylls characters. Except they don't have a telly, so they haven't a clue who Bear Grylls is!

It's super-exciting, fast-paced and dangerous! And, best of all, it's the first of a series of novels to come.

The Dragon Defenders will be on the shelves around March/April 2017, and I'm going to do a nationwide tour when it launches. If you'd like to know when it will be out, click here, then add your name and email in the contact form and we'll be in touch.

If you think your school might like to have a visit from me for next year's book tour, sign up the same way and leave me a message.

Have a great Christmas!


Hard at work editing The Dragon Defenders!


Radio NZ interview with Jesse Mulligan!



Thanks Jesse Mulligan for a cool interview!


The Dragon Brothers books now have augmented reality - just download the free app AR Reads!


The Dragon Brothers Trilogy has gone digital in a spectacular way.

The much-loved maps on the end papers of each book now have augmented reality content. Rather than us trying to explain it, take a look at the video below. If you're keen to try it out, download 'AR Reads' from the App Store or Google Play (it's free) and try it out for yourself!

PLEASE NOTE: The app Peekavu used to host this content. Now that has changed - please download the app AR Reads - available on the App Store or on Google Play.



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