Anya Forest

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I'm a New Zealand writer who enjoys creating true-to-life Kiwi characters and communities in my contemporary New Zealand stories, capturing the unique way of life of small-town rural Mainlanders.

I've lived around the South Island (and Stewart Island!) with family originally hailing from the West Coast. Each of my books weaves in the southern places that have a special place in my heart, and the outdoor way of life that is such a special part of New Zealand life.

My "Across the Strait" books are set around a family where all is not as it seems, moving through Central Otago and Stewart Island. My "Maniototo Skies" books are set around the plains of the Maniototo, dealing with the far reaching consequences of a moment of anger, and the nature
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Anya Forest That's great "A Forgotten Sky" has arrived safely, Heike! Sounds like you're heading to New Zealand - I have put up a set of photos on my Facebook…moreThat's great "A Forgotten Sky" has arrived safely, Heike! Sounds like you're heading to New Zealand - I have put up a set of photos on my Facebook page so you and other readers can see the real-life New Zealand places that feature in the story. Hopefully you won't need to to call the AA (Automobile Association) to fix your car when you're here, but if you do, I hope the mechanic is as good looking as Dan :-) Have a fantastic holiday - let's know what you think of the book.(less)
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A Southern Star

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A Southern Strait (Across the Strait, Book 3)

My forthcoming title "A Southern Strait" will be published in October 2017 - the countdown is on! This is Rebecca and Heath's story - with themes of environmental crime, conservation, infertility, and of course some romance as well! It is book 3 in my Across the Strait series, but can be read as a standalone - there's a happy ending with no cliffhangers (and an update on Jesse and Lisa!) Like t... Read more of this blog post »
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The Nam Shadow by Carole Brungar
"Great things come to those who wait. The sequel to The Nam Legacy has landed! What a great read, I couldn't put it down. I live at Foxton Beach and have lived in the Manawatu District most of my life so I found it very exciting and interesting whe..." Read more of this review »
The Nam Shadow by Carole Brungar
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"I think Carole took a lot of guts to write novels about Vietnam, considering how many view the war and all the issues surrounding it. It is often misunderstood and unspoken about. In her first book, The Nam Legacy, Terry and Jack are two mates, fr..." Read more of this review »
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