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Gina helps her husband run their North Canterbury farm with their son. They also have a grown-up daughter.
The ‘Chronicles of Paki’ series is Gina’s first venture into published writing. Her interest in the relationship between Māori and the missionaries in the 1800s developed when she realised that many New Zealanders misunderstood the impact of the Gospel on New Zealand’s history. As a Christian, she felt this shortfall could be addressed by writing about the history at a level that children could comprehend, helping New Zealanders better understand their own fascinating story.
As well as being involved with The Chronicles of Paki, Gina teaches Bible in Schools and guitar. She also enjoys gardening and cooking.
Alison lives with her husband on a farm near Motueka, at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. They have three grown-up children. Her main priorities are her family, friends and Christian faith, and her main interests are her writing, teaching and grandchildren. Alison is a trained primary school teacher and a part-time farmer. She is an internationally published author and has written both fiction and non-fiction works. She has enjoyed seeing over thirty children’s stories, short stories, articles and poems published.
Alison has found ‘The Chronicles of Paki’ to be her most challenging and rewarding writing project to date.
New Zealand illustrator, Tania Hassounia, attended Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) as a mature student to hone her skills and earned a BA in Visual Communication. Already a graphic designer, Tania emerged as an illustrator as well, and was quickly commissioned for those skills throughout her clients’ work. The Chronicles of Paki are Tania’s first published set of books, combining her love of drawing with the theme of faith and encouragement.
Tania is an entrepreneur through her business ‘Drawer Full of Giants’ and works remotely while she travels the world full time. She also enjoys ‘giving back’ through offering her business services to non-profits throughout the year as a self-supporting volunteer/consultant. Tania can be reached through her website and writes of her many adventures through her blog.
Although Eddie has a range of cartoon jigsaws already, (including ‘EyeSaw’ and an underwater scene ‘Fish Tales’ licensed by Ravensburger), the artist is always working on other fun themes and styles.