It's Bullying-Free NZ Week

But let’s make it all year!

This week is Bullying-Free NZ Week. The theme is 'whakanuia tōu āhua ake! celebrating being us' and culminates with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand Pink Shirt Day this Friday 17 May. Schools and whanau can find lots of resources to support our kids at

— hat tip to The Worry Bug Facebook page:

It seems that bullying is a big problem in New Zealand and not just in schools:

I was bullied as a child and I’ve never forgotten how lousy that felt. It is what inspired me to write FAB Club.

FAB Club books for kids - stand up to bullying and join the club

FAB Club is available on  AmazoniBooksKoboFishpond, Whitcoulls, BooktopiaBarnes & Noble and in all good book shops and libraries.

FAB Club 2 Wins Bronze in the Wishing Shelf Awards for Books for Children 9-12

FAB Club 2 – Friends Against Cyberbullying has just won bronze in the wishing shelf Book awards. FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club was shortlisted for the award last year, so I’m delighted that the sequel was an even bigger hit with young readers.

Click the image below to see the other winners in the awards.

A First Look at the Print Version of FAB Club 2 - Friends Against Cyberbullying

My new book arrived this week. It is always a bit scary designing something from thousands of miles away and hoping it will turn out okay. Fortunately, it is exactly the way I had hoped it would be. 

My editor and Advance Reading Team have made this a great book. Head to Amazon if you want to take a closer look.