Member Websites

Follow these links to access member’s author websites, learn more about their writing, how to order their books, and their current WIP (Work in Progress). If you are a local author and have an author page to share, send us a short bio and the link!

My name is Elise Brooke, I grew up in the Hawkes Bay NZ. My parents moved to NZ from England and South Africa, to create their New Zealand Dream. My passion is creative writing. I have written and published two autobiographies in my book series “The New Zealand Dream,” by Sheila my pen name, I wrote this book to inspire and give hope to others. In between projects, I do freelance writing. You can follow me on Insta mynewzealanddream, face book at or join us in the group “A journey of transformation.”

Aaron Compton is a science fiction author working on a thriller series called Songbirds of Zealandia. As co-editor of Te Korero Ahi Ka, an anthology of New Zealand speculative fiction, he won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collected Work, 2018. His short fiction has appeared in various publications. Visit for more information.

Dorothy M. Fletcher writes adult novels – anything with murder and mayhem, with an added frisson of comedy or romance. She also writes young adult novels with dragons, giant snakes, young people with superpowers of a more ecological kind and other fantastical ideas. Find her current downloadable offerings at:

Benita Kape: I am a Gisborne poet with interest in Haiku. My work has appeared in NZ Poetry ‘a fine line’: Kokaho, a NZ Haiku and short form journal, and in online websites including NZEPC: OBAN 06; FUGACITY 05; and Simply Haiku (a Haiku Journal). In 2003 I was invited by William J Higginson to participate in Kasen Renku “On The Road To Basra” protesting the Iraq war. Again with haiku in 2002 I won an honourable mention in Manichi Daily News, a long running Japanese newspaper. My work has also appeared in Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems and in the USA in Whitmanthology: On Loss and Grief. And short story appeared in New Women’s Fiction 3. Find Benita at:

Christopher McMaster is currently working on his fifth novel. His debut novel, American Dreamer (published by Dreaming Big Publications) was released in August, 2020,and followed by Tomorrow’s History and Gods and Dreamers in 2021. Pirates Come Down was published February, 2022 under the Southern Skies label, a climate fiction/science fiction novel set in New Zealand waters of the near future. 2022 also saw the release of his science fiction novels MisStep and Seeders. His current project is a science fiction love story defying both time and distance. He has written and edited nine academic books, but finds much more pleasure in making stuff up. Visit him at:


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