• Donna Blaber


    Donna Blaber writes and publishes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She is an experienced journalist, magazine editor and author. In 2016 she completed an MA in Creative Writing, graduating with First Class Honours for her manuscript, The Rock.  She received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Study.

     
    Donna’s first book, New Zealand Driving Holidays, was commissioned in 2004 and since then she has produced over 30 titles, including Great Kiwi Road Trips. In 2012 she began focusing on children’s fiction, resulting in a number of titles including Piri’s PicnicBruce Goes Home, Sausage Sizzle and Off to the Beach
     
    In 2013 Donna won an Excellence in the Arts Business Award from Creative Northland, and was runner-up in the Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards, for The Best Article Written About New Zealand, for four consecutive years (2004-2007).
     
    When she is not writing she leads a range of creative writing workshops, visits schools and speaks at community events. 
    Donna currently has two works in progress: The Rock, an Upper Middle Grade/young YA novel, and Sylvie’s Big Adventure, a chapter book for Middle Grade. She lives on a small lifestyle block, north-east of Whangarei with her husband and children. 

     


    Genre:

    • Academic
    • Adult Non-Fiction
    • AutobiographyMemoir
    • Business Writing
    • ChildrensFiction
    • ChildrensNonFiction
    • E-Book
    • FeatureArticles
    • Fiction
    • Freelance Writer
    • GhostWriting
    • Journalism
    • Lifestyle
    • Non-fiction
    • ReviewWriting
    • WebWriting
    • YoungAdult

    Skills:

    • Academic writing
    • Corporate writing
    • CompetitionJudging
    • Editing
    • FreelanceWriting
    • Ghostwriting
    • Journalism
    • Long-term placement (schools, universities)
    • Manuscript assessment
    • Mentoring
    • Novelist
    • Print media writing (magazines/newspapers)
    • Proofreading
    • Public speaking
    • Readings (children/schools)
    • Readings (adults)
    • Reviews
    • Tutoring
    • Research
    • Website content
    • Workshops (adults)
    • Workshops (children/schools)

    Branch:

    Northland

    Location:

    Whangarei / Auckland


    Publications:

    Off to the Beach

    Book 6 in the Kiwi Critters series.


    Great Kiwi Road Trips


    Kiwi Kids Road Atlas


    Outdoor Adventure Atlas


    Hide and Seek

    Book 5 in the Kiwi Critters series.


    Sausage Sizzle

    Book 4 in the Kiwi Critters series.


    Bruce Goes Home

    Book 3 in the Kiwi Critters series.


    Piri's Picnic

    Book 2 in the Kiwi Critters series.


    Keri's Party

    Book 1 in the Kiwi Critters series.


    New Zealand Driving Holidays


    Visions of the North Island


    Discover New Zealand


    Motorhome and Camping Atlas


    New Zealand Photo Atlas


    North Island Atlas and Guide


    South Island Atlas and Guide


    Berlitz Handbook New Zealand


    Insight Guides New Zealand


    Insight Guides Step by Step New Zealand


    Visions of Northland


    Visions of the Central North Island


    Visions of the Lower North Island


    Rubbish

    Book 7 in the Kiwi Critters series.


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