Coming soon! - a new novel in the Viola Vincent Reporting Series - 'Troubled Water'
A contemporary novel about a dying river and two young women fighting to save it...
Troubled Water follows Caitlin’s investigation into a polluted swimming hole in the beach settlement where she is holidaying with her granddad.
Along the way she meets Anahera, a young Māori woman, who believes local dairy farms are responsible and says her iwi is fed up trying to get the council to do something about it. Caitlin sees the opportunity for a story but her attempt to expose the issue backfires, stirring up feelings in the community that run as deep as the river itself
Most New Zealand rivers are unsafe to swim in and we’re passing these unhealthy waterways onto our children. They are the generation that’s going to have to keep future governments honest in their pledge to clean them up.
I hope this book will empower kids to take action to ensure they inherit waterways they can enjoy, as their parents and grandparents once did.
Release, July 2020
A dog near death, a kid with a conscience - lucky they found one another
Underdog, the second book in the Viola Vincent Reporting series
A chance meeting with Theo and his dog Mac alerts Caitlin to a puppy farm operating in her community. Through her alter ego Viola Vincent, and with the help of reporter friend Megan, Caitlin embarks on a mission to expose the cruel trade and rescue Sissy, a breeding bitch chained to a life of misery.
The second book in the Viola Vincent Reporting series - stories about real-world issues for young people who care about fairness, truth and justice.
Authentic story-telling by a former investigative journalist turned author.
Available in New Zealand from Copy Press Nelson
As an e-book and paperback through Amazon and other online retailers.
The rescue mission that forms the key storyline is full of suspense and readers will learn about the many benefits of compassion as well as kindness to animals. Dee.
I would recommend this book also to young people, it is a subject that needs to be dealt with and I am sure that puppy farms exist everywhere and if enough people care something can be done about them. We need people like Caitlin and I hope more people will be encouraged to try and fight just causes like these by reading this book. Dexter.
Viola Vincent Reporting: Underdog is a lovely children's book about a young teenage activist who investigates puppy mills. Happy and sad tears. Bernie.
Viola Vincent Reporting
'The metallic scream of a motor, blasted her eardrums. Hot fumes flooded her nostrils…Caitlin watched her mother, a surprised look on her face, somersault through the air like some bizarre circus performer, and land with a dull thud'
The accident that almost killed her mother seals Caitlin’s own destiny. Determined to find out why it happened and who’s to blame she sets off on a journey that puts her on the wrong side of her family and the law. Then she meets a kick-butt reporter and a ghost from the past and the drama really begins…
This is the first book in the Viola Vincent series - a story about having the courage to chase the truth, whatever the consequences.
Released, January, 2017 Available in New Zealand from Copy Press, Nelson or on Amazon and other online retailers.