Tēnā koutou. Ko Dawn McMillan tōku ingoa. Kei te noho au ki Waiomu, Aotearoa. He pai ki a au te tuhituhi kōrero mā ngā tamariki katoa.
Tirohia taku pae tukutuku, ki reira kitea ai aku pukapuka.
Kia pai te pānui pukapuka!
I work from a little studio in my back garden. I look out my studio window across the park to the beach. The bush is close by and I love to walk alongside the Waiomu Stream, right up to a grove of magnificent Kauri. You will see the beach and the bush in many of my stories. I live with my husband Derek, and our cat Lola.
I write serious stories and silly stories. I keep a watch on what’s happening around me. I listen to what people say. Sometimes a joke can give me an idea. But most of my stories come from my own experience … the happy times, the sad times, the special people I’ve known.
I write lots of readers for schools. I enjoy doing these. The readers go all over the world, with some of them translated into other languages.
Come and see us sometime. Bring your swimming gear and your fishing rods. If you let me know you’re coming I’ll make you some hokey-pokey biscuits.