Marion Day

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Dobby

Dobby

Children's Picture Book
5-7 years

Price: $24.99 NZD

Published by AM Publishing New Zealand

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Flying into the snow-clad mountains by helicopter in the depths of winter, Dobby goes missing when his master takes him hunting for mountain goats. His jacket gets snagged in the scrub and he is trapped. But with the help of two kea, he finds the strength to survive until he is found. He is rescued seven days later with the two birds at his side. It is thought they might have helped him.

Dobby is a creative non-fiction children’s picture book, Marion’s sixth. Aesthetically illustrated by New Zealand realist artist Emma Gustafson, Dobby’s heartfelt story in the wilderness will capture children’s imaginations. The book concludes with an information page about Dobby and his breed.

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2022

Marion is delighted to be working with Kiwi and International Illustrator Richard Hoit on Elton the Skycrane - a children’s picture book series beginning with four titles. Elton, the third biggest helicopter in the world, fights wildfires and carries heavy-lift jobs and rescues. It’s a super-exciting series and children are sure to fall in love with Elton and his friends, Connie the helicopter and Flaps the aeroplane bomber.

2021

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. (On Hold)

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.

2020

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: https://exislepublishing.com/product-category/emotional-inheritance/timeless-wisdom/

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.

2019

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPBN4S-HfI8

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