The Author's Tale

Casual conversations with prominent and influential New Zealand Authors.

How did they become a writer, what inspires them, influences them and where does their writing journey take them next?

The first series features Canterbury authors Kathleen Gallagher, Gavin Bishop and James Norcliffe.

Series two: Helen Lowe and Heather McQuillan with more to follow.

Presented and Produced by Stephanie Frewen, made with assistance from the Christchurch City Council and Creative Communities Scheme, and also Edition Audiobooks - - working with authors and publishers in New Zealand and beyond to create Audiobooks and Ebooks.


Stephanie Frewen

I've worked as an actor, director, producer and writer for radio, theatre and screen and have been listening to and telling 'tales' factual and fiction for years! My work has also included owning a successful actors agency, and taking workshops for adults and children in scriptwriting, reading your work aloud, and writing life stories; and being full time mum to two great kids! BA in Drama and Political Science, and Honours degree in Literature ; Post Graduate Diploma in Performace Art . Contact: