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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, Clare Scott 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 have been organising 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.
Click HERE now to see availability and prices.

Latest News: 'Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands' was a finalist (Illustration category) at the 2018 NZ Book Award for Children & YA.

Just Released:Running the Country (2nd Ed February 2018), Anzac Animals (March 2018), Earthquakes! Shaking New Zealand (July 2018), Kate Sheppard: Leading the way for women (Nov 2018)

Coming Soon: 'On the Brink' March 2019.


Maria