It’s Waitangi Day in New Zealand, the 176th anniversary of the day when a treaty was signed at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, between Maori and the British government. It’s widely regarded as modern New Zealand’s founding document. And I figured out a way to make the best hourly rate ever from what the… More The story behind the Treaty of Waitangi
One of the ways, I suppose, that I can say I’ve ‘made’ it is when my non-fiction books are used as reference sources. I’ve had a few picked up as university texts over the years, which is great. Another badge of acceptance is when they are ripped off. And for some reason there are a… More Here’s to my most ripped-off book
It’s done! Yup – the re-release programme for seven of my earliest military history books is finished. These titles were originally published by Reed NZ Ltd between 1998 and 2003. They were short, by design, and intended – above all – to be interesting and accessible for the general audience. ‘We like your style,’ the managing… More And so the great 2015 re-release adventure ends
Here are the new covers for my books Italian Odyssey and Battle For Crete. I like them. The re-jig was spurred by the pending reissue of three of my military titles as an omnibus edition with an extremely cool cover design (watch this space) – demanding a reconstruction of all the covers in that series to keep… More Cover make-over frenzy!
My book Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45 – a brief history of New Zealand’s Pacific experiences during the Second World War, is being republished as part of a new military series. This time you’ll be able to get it instantly, on Kindle. I wrote this book in 2002-03, and it was originally published in late 2003 by Reed NZ… More ‘Pacific War’: cover reveal!
Here’s the latest cover of my book Desert Duel: New Zealand’s Land War in North Africa. This book was originally published in 2002 as part of a multi-book contract I had with Reed NZ Ltd, but was out of print until earlier this year when Intruder Books reissued it. Like the first book in that series, Battle for Crete:… More My book Desert Duel receives a cover make-over
Here’s the latest cover of my book Battle for Crete: New Zealand’s Near-Run Affair. What do you think? Battle For Crete: New Zealand’s Near-Run Affair has already been republished this year with new cover artwork. But it needed a radical re-jig on the back of its impending further issue as part of an omnibus collecting all three books I wrote on the… More My latest adventures in the art of the book cover