Marion Day



Lives in the outer Pelorus Sound, an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Her passion is writing. She goes all out with it to the point that she’s a step short of crazy! But she cannot stop herself. For the past ten years there’s always been a story in the process, or in the front of her mind.

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Injun Joe Limited Edition Collectable

Injun_Joe limited edition

Injun Joe Limited Edition - collectable: (original NZ best-seller list 2013 and two further reprints same year) 350 copies only. Reprint due to demand. New front/back hardback covers. Larger-sized book. Loose sample sheet (doe-skin feel) is slipcase design into which the book will slide. Each copy printer numbered and signed. October release. All photos enhanced,160 new. Additional text. Superb layout and design with stunning end sheets by top NZ photographer. Orders email only.

Passion by Marion Day Special Price $40!


‘Passion’ is the perfect word for author Marion Day. She is passionate about many things - life, nature, photography, good food - and unifying them all is her love of writing. This book showcases Marion’s life with her partner Steve Podjursky in Clova Bay, deep in the Marlborough Sounds. It is also a story of local history and everyday life in a small, isolated community.

Presented in seven stunning parts:

  • From the Past
  • From the Land
  • From the Sea
  • From the Sky
  • From the Mountains
  • From the Garden
  • From the Heart

About the author

Award-winning author Marion Day’s inspiration often comes from the natural elements around her. She has written 13 full-length books, and many short stories and poems, including young teen novels in the hunting/fishing genre and a series of children’s picture books based on New Zealand flora and fauna. Her two bestseller biographies, Injun Joe and Blood Brothers, both about helicopter-based deer hunters, achieved top-10 status and sold several thousand copies each.

How about a great little sneak peak into Passion?

375 Photographs52 Recipes
Diary EntriesAnecdotes
20 Short Stories and Poems

A Kiwi treasure and a breathtaking pictorial journal.

Hardcover | 320 pages | 205 x 260 x 25 mm | ISBN 978-0-473-47152-1 |

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Contact me

Marion Day
801 Manaroa Road, Clova Bay
Picton 7282
P: (64) 03 579 8448

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Marion is thrilled to have her Young Adult manuscript Pipi accepted by The Cuba Press. This will be released in the first quarter of 2022.

Marion’s project for 2021 is the reprint of the sort-after Injun Joe - The Legend of Smoking Joe Collins. Injun Joe will be a limited edition, collectable. Each book will be printer stamped as such. The print run is very small. New excerpts, bigger size, hardcover book in elegant slipcase. Over 160 new photos, larger and enhanced. From 263 to 320 pages. Email early to secure your copy.


Love and Loss, one of four beautiful anthologies published by Exisle Publishing (NZ), includes Marion’s short story Small Things. Her story beat hundreds of other entries from around the world. Love and Loss, Human Kindness, Fear and Courage, Struggle and Success can be found on Amazon as well as bookstores throughout New Zealand, United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Direct Link:

Marion is delighted to announce that every book she has written is eligible for the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Royalty Scheme 2020. To meet this criteria, there must be more than 50 books (each title) in National Libraries in New Zealand. Every book taken out, receives a 3 cent royalty paid yearly. A great help to authors.


If you missed watching National TV Programme Country Calendar (Nov 2019) that included a sneak peak of Marion’s books as part of Katy and Jason’s (son) sheep milking operation in Taupo, watch here:

Marion has been enrolled at the National Office of Rural Women New Zealand as a Branch Member of Honour - a honour conferred on her by the Kenepuru Branch in consideration of long and outstanding service to Rural Women New Zealand. 16/Jul/2019

Marion is a member of:

  • New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA)
  • Storylines
  • Rural Women New Zealand
  • NZSA Top of the South
  • Writers of Marlborough
  • Writers in Schools Programme