Hi from New Zealand. My grandparents came out from Shropshire in the early days and settled in this beautiful country. I graduated in Pharmacy and Management, married by lovely wife and settled in a coastal town in the Nelson district here in New Zealand. We raised 4 kids. I was heavily involved with young people as a scout leader (we organized 50 camps and adventure activities every year!)and through our church involvement as well.
After 25 years managing our successful pharmacy business we (Joan and I) decided to sell and launch out into something different. We moved to Auckland city and enrolled at Bible College NZ. After graduation I served with OMS International the next 20 years travelling and working in many countries helping missionaries and the people they served. An exciting time.
Retirement brought new challenges. I studied 5 years to be a children's writer. Now writing adventure stories for boys and girls 8years and up.
My favourite activities: Tramping (hiking) in the mountains, Rock climbing (not active in this nowadays) and I sail a Laser yacht -- a small racing class yacht. We live 5min from the beach at Stanmore Bay in this beautiful country.
I have launched a new exciting adventure series starring 'THE RIWAKA GANG'. The first in the series 'Attack at Shark Bay' has had an enormously successful launch. These are high octane adventure stories for ages 8years and up. Had great reviews too:
"A cracking pace and satisfying finish make this unique New Zealand adventure story a great read." - Jean
There are plenty of adventures coming up for The Riwaka Gang ... Look for them as I publish them on Kindle the next few months. Email me to join my newsletters about upcoming titles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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My Life's motto: Make the most of every day as it comes and trust God for the future. All the best -- Denis Shuker. Children's Writer