Hi! My name is Donna Blaber and I'm a writer, editor, and author living in the sunny Northland region of New Zealand. I write picture books and novels for children as well as non-fiction travel books about New Zealand. Over the past 15 years I've authored more than 40 books for publishers 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, I've written hundreds of New Zealand travel and lifestyle articles, and held the managing editor's role on several leading magazines. For further indepth information about my history, please visit 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 first week of the September 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, ""Off to the Beach" and "Rubbish". These books are available in gift stores and select book shops nationwide, or direct from Lighthouse.
I'm currently working on a children's novel for 10-13 year olds set at Whale Bay on the Tutukaka coast.
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.