Karen McKenzie

Karen McKenzie Karen McKenzie is a Director of NZ Booklovers. She has worked in book publishing for the past 17 years, as a publicist and also selling international rights. Karen is passionate about book publishing and enjoys working with authors to help them realise their dreams. She is also a published author of eleven books under the name ‘Karen McMillan’. More info at www.karenm.co.nz

Books

The Nam Legacy by Carole Brungar

A novel with the Vietnam War at its core, The Nam Legacy follows the love affair between Evelyn Hallet and Jack Coles. Set mostly in New Zealand during the 60s and 70s, the novel moves between rural life and the city lights of Auckland, before the action moves to Vietnam. Evelyn is a beautiful girl [...]

Interview: Mark McGinn talks about his latest thriller, Presumed Guilty

Mark McGinn, is the author of three previous novels, Deceit, Trust No One and Best Served Cold. His latest novel, Presumed Guilty, is a contemporary NZ story (set in a time where Treaty settlements were being debated) with the editor of a newspaper accused of the murder of his wife, who was an editor of [...]

Presumed Guilty by Mark McGinn

This is the third novel from author Mark McGinn featuring lawyer Sasha Stace. I haven’t read the first two books, but that was no barrier to reading this excellent crime novel. Sasha Stace is a dedicated, feisty lawyer, looking to make a difference when she takes on defence cases. But she is disillusioned after a [...]

Through the Lonesome Dark by Paddy Richardson

Award-winning novelist Paddy Richardson latest novel Through the Lonesome Dark is a departure from her previous crime novels. In this compelling historical novel, she looks at a dark time in the past.  Set on the West Coast of New Zealand before the First World War, it follows the story of Pansy, Clem and Otto from [...]

Interview: Mandy Hager talks about her new novel, Heloise

Laid to rest in Paris’s famous Pere Lachaise cemetery, Benedictine nun Heloise d’Argenteuil and her lover and husband, the theologian and philosopher. Peter Abelard, became legendary. Theirs is one of the great love stories of all time. Centuries later, their tragic enforced separation and Abelard’s castration in particular, continue to be remembered and fire imaginations the [...]

Taupo Blows by Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson has written the Tom Hassler series of children’s books, and now he turns his attention to a survival tale set in New Zealand. Twelve-year-old Rachel and her ten-year-old brother Sam are home alone with their dog Choky when Central North Island is shaken by a series of earthquakes.  Mount Ruapehu erupts, and then [...]

Interview: Paddy Richardson talks about her novel, Through the Lonesome Dark

Paddy Richardson is the author of five previous novels, The Company of a Daughter, A Year to Learn a Woman, Hunting Blind, Traces of Red, Cross Fingers, and Swimming in the Dark.  Her writing has appeared in journals, anthologies, and on radio, and she has been the recipient of the University of Otago Burns Fellowship, [...]

The Roaring Silence by Depot Artspace

The Roaring Silence is a collection of articles, interviews, poetry, fiction, prose, and art on the sensitive subject matter of suicide. It is a book that aims to demystify suicide and inspire conversations about suicide prevention. It is a visually appealing book, with artwork and photographs that are thought-provoking, sometimes challenging, but always presented with [...]

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