• Tina Shaw

    Public Email shaw.tina@gmail.com
    Website http://www.tinashaw.co.nz

    TINA SHAW is the author of several novels for both adults and children. She lives in Taupo with her partner and their English Pointer called Monty. Tina worked for the NZSA as Programme Manager from 2006 to 2011. She is the author of six novels for adults, including The Black Madonna, published by Penguin Books in 2005. Her other novels are Paradise, City of Reeds, Dreams of America and Birdie. Tina's short stories have been published in many anthologies, literary journals and magazines, and she was First Runner-Up in the 2003 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition. She has been a recipient of the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, and has held the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency. In 2005, she was Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. Her YA novel, About Griffen's Heart, was a 2010 Storylines Notable Book, and a finalist for the 2010 LIANZA Children's Book Awards. She published the Bateman New Zealand Writer's Handbook (6th edition), in 2013, and her latest novel is The Children's Pond (2014). Tina is a member of the NZ Association of Manuscript Assessors.


    • Adult Fiction
    • ChildrensFiction
    • Crime
    • YoungAdult


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    The Children's Pond

    A crime novel set mostly in Turangi and the Tongariro River.

    Bateman New Zealand Writer's Handbook

    A how-to guide to writing.

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