Hi! My name is Donna Blaber and I'm a full-time author living in the sunny Northland region of New Zealand. I specialise in writing non-fiction travel books about New Zealand and I also write fiction and non-fiction books for children. Over the past ten years I've authored more than 40 books for publishers based in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. A few of my books have been distributed globally and translated into a number of languages. In the past, as a journalist by trade, I've worked as an editor on several magazines, and written hundreds of New Zealand travel and lifestyle articles. For more information please see the NZ Book Council.
School Holiday Writing Club
Come and join our School Holiday Writing Club and check out the kids' workshops I'm running during the second week of the July school holidays!
School visits / talks / workshops
I visit schools nationwide and I'm happy to talk or run workshops with children of any age on a range of topics including non-fiction, fiction, and creative writing, journalism, editing, and print and digital publishing. I can also provide inspirational author talks on a range of themed subjects. Please book through the NZ Book Council Writers in Schools programme, or direct by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I've recently completed two new books in the Kiwi Critters series, "Hide and Seek" and "Off to the Beach". These books are available in gift stores and select book shops nationwide, or direct from Lighthouse.
I really welcome feedback from my readers and I invite you to join me on Facebook where I make regular posts and chat with readers, writers and other authors. I look forward to meeting you there.
Where to find my books
A selection of my latest books are available through gift stores, Lighthouse and select book retailers nationwide. For all other titles please check out Amazon and other online retailers offer a wide range of my latest work in print and various ebook formats.