Paula Boock

Dunedin-born Paula Boock began writing when she was seven.
After graduating from Otago University, she started working as a book editor and publisher, and in 1994 was a founding editor of Dunedin-based Longacre Press.
Boock's novels are often - though not exclusively - found on the young adults shelves. When writing for film and television, she finds teenage characters "still tend to sneak into my work and take over".