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The festival go-round

Back from the archives of England and cemeteries of France, the ideal might have been some concentrated time to focus on the new novel. Instead I went into a hectic round of festivals and events that has at times felt non-stop. Two days after arriving in NZ (back to back long-hauls: why would you?) I was back on a plane heading for Christchurch's WORD Writers and Readers Festival. Diving in at the deep end I did my first Pecha Kucha a few hours after arriving (and what an experience it was: crazy, funky format; I might be a convert). After a day bingeing on author chat, I shared a session with NZ authors Jane Higgins, Ted Dawe and Rachel Craw followed by a fantastic panel on writing war stor

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iBooks Best  of 2014
Donnel's Promise
by Anna Mackenzie