Radio Interviews:

RNZ Sunday interview with Jim Mora

MPR Words from the Bubble interview with Rachel Doré (Episode 51)

Plains FM interview with Ruth Todd (22nd June)


NZ Herald Canvas magazine article by Joanna Wane (subscription needed): The View From My Window: picturing the world from my protagonist’s point of view.

NZ Heritage Week Leila Adair in Petone: Snippets from Adair’s life as she toured in the Wellington region in the 1890s.

Wellington City Libraries’ interview: Catherine’s book takes much of the historical information available about Leila and turns it into a compelling, fascinating, fictional page-turner of a read.


NZ Booklovers review by Lynn Potter: Spinning lies is the best way to keep her listeners spellbound. So, will she tell all? A real page-turner!

FlaxFlower review by Bronwyn Elsmore: A life full of drama…step right up, pay your shilling, and enjoy the spectacle.

Alysontheblog review by Alyson Baker: The book is a great piece of historical fiction, meticulously researched.

The Book Show, Radio Southland review by Terry Toner (20 October): A most satisfying story of…ups and downs and a grand time is guaranteed for all.

Discovering Diamonds review: The author is a natural story-teller (as is her protagonist!) and I highly recommend this well-written and very quirky novel.

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