The Wing-Friends and Other Books

In Blogger's slideshows images are greatly reduced, so lose much of their impact. And captions added to them in Picasa Albums vanish, so the images shown above are: the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, Earth, Earth with New Zealand circled, New Zealand, Auckland & the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island, some native NZ forest, a Fantail and chicks, various doves, etc.

(If you want to see the first ten images in their original size, they are in a posting made on the 24th of November 2011.)

My book The Wing-Friends is an imaginative tale of a small brave boy, a magical adventure, a magnificent Pegasus and the wonderful Kingdom of the Pegasi. It has been given very good reviews, and virtually every reader on Goodreads has so far awarded it five stars. It is available here. Some of my other writings are available as e-books, such as The Lower Deck, which is an over-the-top take on Waiheke happenings--sort of.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Click any of these images to see all of them at full size:

The Milky Way -- the galaxy we live in
Orion Nebula

Earth with New Zealand circled

New Zealand

New Zealand has three main islands: the North Island, the South Island, and Stewart Island. There are also many smaller islands, such as Waiheke, which is only 23 kilometres wide. It is the triangular island about halfway down the roughly U-shaped Hauraki Gulf, about a third of the way down the North Island on the right. The shots below zoom in on it.
Hauraki Gulf, with the Coromandel Peninsula on the right and Auckland City, the dirty brown-and-white area, on the  left. Waiheke Island is in the middle of this Google Earth shot.

Waiheke Island, also from Google Earth.

Native New Zealand forest. Mine is like that.
A native Fantail and chicks. Fantails are extremely agile fliers; they catch tiny insects on the wing.
A Dove