Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Twisty Tales, Rona Gallery Book Opening,

Dragon Present by Geoff Popham
Gosh, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Last time we were looking for submissions for "The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales." And now...the book is almost here - and it's full of fantastic stories by amazing authors including Joy Cowley, David Hill, Dave Freer, Lyn McConchie, Lorraine Orman, D.M. Potter, Lee Murray...

Twisty Christmas is Tales available on PledgeMe for a few more days with funds supporting not just the release of the book but Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand. Twisty Christmas Tales is also available for pre-orders up on Amazon, and the best thing is I'm back writing again. But more than that, now I know how to use Amazon, Wizard's Guide should be up any day. I know some of my fans are disappointed because they wanted it up 2 years ago, but better late than never is what I say. More soon.

Also Rona Gallery in Eastbourne opened about a week back,
for pictures of the launch go to ... Rona Gallery Book Blog ...




The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales31 children’s stories by 27 authors, including international best-sellers Joy Cowley, David Hill and Dave Freer.
What will Santa put under your tree this Christmas? A present that growls? Or one that smiles? The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales – crazy Christmas adventures for the whole family! Christmas in outer space or at the beach, havoc in Santa’s workshop, monsters running amok, and mad scientists who turn Christmas into chaos.
Come along for the sleigh ride of your life. These Twisty Tales will weave their festive magic, whipping across NZ pastures, scattering fairy dust on the way to a Christmas BBQ!


I'd tell you my favourite story, seriously I would...if I had one, but I love them all, they're all quirky original NZ stories and I'm really proud to be a part of this project.  Check out the book trailer on youtube, or go to Amazon for a sneak preview.

A.J. Ponder





Monday, June 9, 2014

Writers needed for Christmas Kids Collection

Heads up to writer friends

Phantom Feather Press is looking for quality submissions from New Zealand authors for "Twisty Christmas Tales," by 22nd June 2014.

Submission Guidelines can be found here.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Book, Lost in the Museum to be released 26 April 2014

New Book. Lost in the Museum to be released 26 April 2014.

What's not to love, a little mystery, a little romance, and a little fantasy all wrapped up in a place of historic magic everyone can visit. I just love the cover artwork by Geoff Popham & it has three of my stories in it, including one written with Eileen Mueller. It also has stories by Tim Jones, Lyn McConchie, Phillip Mann (nominated for the Arthur C.Clark Award 2014), Glyn MacLean and Tracie McBride of Dark Continents Publishing and more.  

Lose yourself in a museum where past, present and future collide. What does Weta’s giant mechanical baby do after hours? Who is altering the time space continuum? Where or when has James gone? What secrets is Tui Merriweather hiding? Dive into mayhem at a well-known Wellington waterfront destination. Going to the museum will never be the same again.

We hope to have it out soon as an e-book so if you live overseas, you too can enjoy losing yourself in the museum.

Monday, February 18, 2013

An alternate life

I have three "blogs" at the moment - and this one - well this one is at least temporarily out of the picture-


No 1  Wizard's Guide to Wellington -  it can be found at http://wizardsguide.wordpress.com

No 2 - a little taste of my latest character, Miss Lilly Lionheart can be found on her blog at http://misslillylionheart.wordpress.com/



No 3 - My most popular blog An Affliction of Poetry - with over 65,000 hits - I'm beginning to believe people really do like poetry after all...

 No 4 - Me - well my writing anyway, theoretically there is a blog - but mostly the good stuff is going to be kept "here" http://ajponder.wordpress.com/ - it includes links to writing published on the internet and elsewhere. 
And I have recently added a facebook site that is intended to focus on writer opportunities and events here at https://www.facebook.com/AJPonderwriter


More of my work is available online, Twisty Christmas Tales, Friends (horror for adults in Baby Teeth), Dying for the Record (free online UK tomorrow project), Ahi Ka, written in conjunction with Eileen Mueller (now free on my blog )


That's it folks - all the best 
hope to see you about sometime

AJ