Whenuapai Primary School 01In November I was lucky enough to spend the morning with the friendly students and teachers at Whenuapai Primary in Auckland.

We had a great time talking about writing and books. We chatted too about how to continue to be creative in your life and I was amazed to hear about all the interesting things you hope to achieve. Thanks again!

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Wow! 2016 has been a busy old year so far. Still writing and hope to post more news soon. Watch this space ... occasionally!

New Zealand Independent Book Festival 2015

Here's the author at the Festival.

Thank you to all those who visited!

New book out now!

Book 2 of The Jim Drake Mysteries.

Click The Crags of Loch Crian for more information...

Stephen's books are now also available at Unicorn Bookshop, Neville St in Warkworth. So if you are travelling to Warkworth or Matakana, why not pay this popular little book shop a visit.

Another big THANK-YOU - this time to the friendly pupils of Orakei School. I hope that you all enjoyed your recent Book Week. I had great fun coming to talk with you about books and writing. Keep on reading!

*NEW* for those wanting to buy in NZ - Direct links to Wheelers NZ now added!

Paperback out now!

New editions of 'The Secret of Spirits Bay' available - see Links page for details. After a short period of unavailability, the new versions of Spirits Bay are back, in both paperback (available through CreateSpace - see Links - other online retailers & selected bookstores) and eBook versions. *Apologies to any readers who have downloaded the eBook in the last couple of weeks, this version was not the correct one and was uploaded to the Kindle store in error. There will be a further Free Download of 'The Secret of Spirits Bay' eBook in the next week, (details through Facebook & Goodreads) please feel free to replace your copy.

A big thank you to the Les Ramsey Trust in Warkworth who recently donated copies of the Spirits Bay sequel 'The Riddle of The Stones' to schools in the Warkworth area. The Trust was also kind enough to donate copies of 'The Secret of Spirits Bay' to school libraries back in 2009. Read more about this initiative here at Local Matters.

Margaret Mahy Day - great fun last Saturday as we celebrated the stories of a beloved Kiwi writer. Events took place throughout New Zealand.This was Albany library...


Latest news... long awaited sequel now in print!

The Riddle of The Stones - at last in Paperback. The much anticipated second & final book in the Spirits Bay story, is available now through Create Space, Amazon Store & other outlets. See the Links page too.

Deadwater Lane now published in Paperback as well as eBook. Available through Create Space and the Amazon Store. See the Links page - and a new link to my Author Central on Amazon.com

The first in my series of Jim Drake murder mystery adventures is now complete and looking for a publisher! Aimed at 10-14 year olds wanting a satisfying mix of action and suspense, the stories are set in the 1930s and will appeal to anyone who likes classic detective fiction. More news soon I hope...

The Riddle of The Stones' now published and available through the Amazon & Kindle Store. See the links below and also available on the Links page... The story is the much awaited sequel to ‘The Secret of Spirits Bay’.

Both 'The Secret of Spirits Bay' and 'The Riddle of The Stones' now available worldwide for e-Readers - see below. And 'The Secret of Spirits Bay' is also in paperback through all good bookshops in New Zealand & Australia.

Amazon Global - Spirits

Amazon Global - Riddle

Amazon UK - Spirits

Amazon UK - Riddle

Free Kindle Apps for other devices here

Whitcoulls NZ

Kobo e-Book

A thank-you to all those who read the online manuscript edition of 'Riddle' and donated to the Red Cross Christchurch earthquake appeal. Well done to the person who found a couple of sets of brackets... It will teach me to proof-read even more thoroughly!