Perhaps the Anzac coronavirus lockdown is causing us think more clearly about the real meanings of peace and war, especially here in NZ. Continue reading A formidable NZ peace hero
Last surviving commissioned officer of the Māori battalion has died. Continue reading Alfred (Bunty) Preece
On Wednesday, 13th of December my beloved book, For God Sake Saddle Me A Donkey, launched in written form at the Millwood Gallery, Thorndon and is available at leading book stores, such as Marsden Books and Unity in Wellington and Wheelers in Auckland or from me, send me an email please. Continue reading Launched as a book at last – FGSSMAD
So many of you who heard the series on National Radio wrote saying, “Where can I find the book for FGSSMAD?”
It’s on the way, coming up very soon…
Keep an eye here for updates
This is a lovely review by Porirua librarian Bee Trudgeon:
Dinah Priestley and Cassidy Abbot with The Wicked Plum Tree
The newest published author out of Whitby is a teenager named Cassidy Abbot who is no stranger to Porirua Library. He has engaged in writing and story time initiatives with the library since he was little, and can now find his name on the library’s catalogue alongside his grandmother’s, author/artist/actor/historian Dinah Priestley, thanks to a picture book they have created together. The Wicked Plum Tree is dedicated (in part) to ‘those who love trees’, and tells the story of a naughty one. Although the book is threaded through with fantasy, it is partially based on fact.
Having a dear and companionable friend is what makes life worth living don’t you think? And that’s what Sheila was. Continue reading Who was the Sheila I knew
For God’s Sake Saddle Me A Donkey
Listen to the audio here on Radio New Zealand: Part 3 – Surviving the Gold Coast
We attempt to earn a little money at Brisbane nightclub with drastic results!
The Book of For God’s Sake Saddle Me a Donkey is coming.