Bio

A true Kiwi native with a deep love for contemporary storytelling, Anya Forest brings to life the vibrancy and wonder of the communities that have shaped and changed her. Having lived and travelled across New Zealand (including Stewart Island!), Anya has a unique way of capturing the lives of small-town rural Mainlanders. A lover of the outdoors, animals, and New Zealand life, Anya incorporates nature and the outdoors into all of her books.

She has published two “Fiordland Fables” books – “Home from the Homer” and “A Doubtful Detour” (available January 2021). These are historical fiction book for children aged 10 and up, and adults who enjoy a good yarn.

Anya is the author of two adult fiction series (Across the Strait; Maniototo Skies) that capture the sights, wildlife, songs, and scenery of New Zealand.

When she’s not writing or reading a good book herself, Anya is exploring the scenes of her stories in the great outdoors with her beloved retriever, Crockett.

At this time Anya is available for school talks, book clubs, or any other book-related events or programmes. For availability and information, please contact her for bookings at info@anyaforest.com.

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