Z.R. Southcombe

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Z.R. Southcombe is a writer and artist. She is the author of the wordless picture book What Stars Are Made Of and children’s chapter book The Caretaker of Imagination.

Her books are written for children, but with their wild sense of imagination, rich vocabulary and emotional resonance they are loved by readers of all ages.

A true creative, Z.R. usually has a few creative projects on the go, but no matter what project she is currently working on, Z.R. is usually accompanied by a cup of tea.

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Z.R. Southcombe Freedom. And the licence to think like a child instead of a grown-up. Which is obviously the funner option.
Z.R. Southcombe To read and do your research on writing, but to always trust your gut in the end.
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Goodbye, 2018.

It has been a seriously big year.


In some ways, I feel like I’ve achieved nothing – no new books, no awards or collaborations, fewer events and sales – but in other ways it has been a fantastic year.


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The Otago Peninsula in Dunedin ❤


After moving to Dunedin (new city, new job, new people, new house, and a relationship that’s become temporarily long-distance) I felt an internal shift. It...

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