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New Book Launch

By the Tracks We Leave will be published by CreateSpace in early November 2017.

Over the following few weeks it will be launched by releasing copies at  selected ‘little free libraries’ both in New Zealand and other countries – from where its progress around the world will hopefully be tracked.

For more details visit  the book page, via the link above.

Or, to purchase the book, go to



News Flash

One of my poems recently won first prize in a poetry competition organised by Tasman Libraries.

The poem, Midge, was written as a lament for my much-loved schnauzer, as he struggled against cancer exactly two years ago. Winning the prize is a fitting tribute to a wonderful companion.

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David Briggs at Writers at Lunchtime

On August 3rd, David  will be speaking about his new novel, The Direction of Our Fear, at Writers at Lunchtime, at The Prince Albert, 113 Nile Street, Nelson. 

Come any time from 11.30 am, but make sure to be there at 12.30 pm to hear David’s talk. Entry is free.

Book launch

On September 22nd, starting at 16.00, David will be launching his new novel, The Direction of Our Fear, in the Jaycee Room, Founders Park, Nelson. 

Entry free; everyone welcome.

UPLI Poetry Prize

To my delight, I was recently informed that one of my poems, entitled Motueka, had won a silver medal in the 2015 United Poets Laureate International poetry competition.

The winning poems will be published in an anthology and  exhibited on the UPLI website.

The prize money will be donated to Piano on Tour.