I write children's books, educational resources and freelance articles. Some of my titles include: Anzac Animals, Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands', and 'Toroa's Journey' plus many other books. Click the 'Books' link above to discover more.

I also give author talks and workshops to students and teachers.

You can read Vanessa Hatley-Owens, Brin Murray, Lorraine Orman, Melinda Szymanik and my KidsBooksNZ blog to read reviews on New Zealand children's books or the Facebook page KidsBooksNZ.

Catch up on my latest news on my blog MariaGillnz.

Check out two exhibitions I organised in New Zealand and Australia:
New Zealand link: whatliesbeneathexhibition.blogspot.co.nz
Australia link: anzacstoriesbehindthepages.blogspot.co.nz

You can buy my books from your local bookstore or purchase them from me.
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Latest News: ‘Anzac Animals’ was a 2019 Storylines Notable Book (non-fiction category).

Released in 2019:'On the Brink' (New Holland)

Coming January 2020: ‘Ice Breaker! An Epic Antarctic Adventure!’ (New Holland)