Time to vote: The Letterbox Cat is a Children’s Choice finalist in the NZ Book Awards

I was over the moon to find out The Letterbox Cat is a finalist in the Children’s Choice part of the NZ Children’s and YA Book Awards. Interestingly, it is in the Non-Fiction section whereas in the LIANZA Awards it is in the Junior Fiction section. Poetry slips and slides all over the show!

A big congratulations to all the authors that made the main list. Bravo!

Being a children’s choice finalist is very special to me as I wrote this collection of poems for children (not for adults really!). Sorry to say this (all this crying of late!), but I burst into tears when I found out. So thank you for voting for it. It means so much.

Now it is time to vote for a winner in each category and I urge you do so. The more children that vote the better it is for the awards. I am not saying vote for me (but yes that would be wonderful), but just vote. Your vote shows how important these awards are. We can’t take our NZ Book Awards for granted. This year the Adult Book Awards are not taking place.

So cast your vote and share this page with as many people as possible. Thank you!

Everyone who votes will go in a draw to win some books for themselves and their school (children under 18 only!).


The main finalists here.

The Children’s Choice finalists here.

Voting form here.


My category:

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