Gillian Torckler

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Gillian has been diving and exploring the world’s oceans for twenty-five years. She has always been an avid reader and had a hankering to write for some time before she time, met her husband, photographer Darryl Torckler, through their mutual scuba diving club. Soon after they met, they began writing travel articles together, and this was followed up with their first coffee table book (Underwater Wonders of New Zealand) and has led to 12 combined publications.
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Gillian enjoys writing a number of different styles, including children's books, natural history, gift books, medical science, technical, travel guides, fiction and non fiction books.
Gillian has also completed a PhD in medic
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What a year this has been. I thought editing prose books was hard - US versus UK spelling, it's versus its, from versus from, orphans and widows! But editing my first knitting book has taken editing to a whole new level, maybe even a new paradigm!

Completing two knitting books in short succession was not ideal - I was editing one while writing the other. And knitting both in the round and flat at t Read more of this blog post »
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