Book news round-up 1.

In the interests of posting efficiency, here’s a collection of recent news/reviews &c. related to The Heading Dog Who Split In Half.


The Tearoom of Despair.

Booksellers NZ.

Otago Daily Times.

Hugin & Munin (in French).

Radio New Zealand (audio), via Adrian Kinnaird and Bryan Crump.


Radio New Zealand (audio), via Lynn Freeman on Standing Room Only. Oddly but pleasingly accompanied by a gallery of paintings by Jeffrey Harris.

Heoi anō mō te wā nei.

Armageddon is nigh.

RRpage2bI will be signing copies of ‘The Heading Dog Who Split in Half’ at Armageddon next weekend (24th and 25th of October), so if you’re in Auckland and fancy your copy personally vandalised, come on down. I’ll be sharing a table with the fine folk from Earth’s End, who’ll have some great books to sell themselves, including a new edition of an old classic: Terry and the Gunrunners.  Hope to see you there!

The Heading Dog Who Split In Half.

heading-dog-cvr-72ppiSo I’ve mentioned this book elsewhere on the site, but the pub. date is approaching quickly, and it’s time to run up a flag.

My friend Mike Brown and I have produced this book see? It’s called The Heading Dog Who Split In Half: Legends and Tall Tales From New Zealand and it’s a collection of local stories we think are interesting, or important, or revealing, and deserve to be more widely known. I think I can safely say that all of them, in one way or another, have struck a personal chord with us. We hope that they will with the reader as well; that they’ll start conversations, help to recall other stories, and not least, be entertaining.

The book is being published by Potton & Burton, top notch producer of quality NZ books, and will be available in shops in late October 2015. You can pre-order it here, but since you’re smart and discerning, before you do that you should head over to The Old, Weird New Zealand for more info on the book, a bunch of artwork, some ramblings, and more. Kia tere!

And stay tuned.


New stuff added.

As above. I’ve added a few new images to the Kimihia gallery (which is where the flotsam and jetsam that won’t fit anywhere else will end up), as well as a one-pager entitled All Cats Are Killers, a thing I did a couple of years back in a pedagogic fit. It has since been published in Adrian Kinnaird’s hefty EnZed comics antho From Earth’s End, which is well worth a purchase.