Author of novels: THE EMPRESS OF TIMBRA, WHEN WE WAKE, WHILE WE RUN, GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD, THE SHATTERING. Teacher. Nerd. She/her.

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Aucklanders *are* over lockdown but you know what would be worse than staying in lockdown until the job is done? Coming out of lockdown too soon and seeing all of our hard work sitting-at-home-in-trackies-grumbling completely wasted. I do not want to see that. Not one little bit.
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Every Zen Cho book is an auto buy for me. Readying myself to be DELIGHTED.
My third novel, Black Water Sister, is out in the US today. It's a book about which I simultaneously feel vulnerable, because it's so personal, and secure, because it's good. I did a good job with this one. zencho.org/books/black-water…
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Despite facing language, cultural and access barriers, Asian New Zealanders have reached an 84% overall first dose vaccination rate, the highest in the country, and rising. This is a triumph and the praise belongs to the Asian community i.stuff.co.nz/national/healt…
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I heard this poem live and it was one of the best audience experiences of my life.
If you'd like to listen to a poem in which I explain what bukkake is to my mum and aunties, you're in luck!! Based on a true story!! I'm still scarred!! nzpoetryshelf.com/2021/09/17…
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This literally had me crying
The fellowship of the walk #LordOfTheRings
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Twitter pro-tip: If you have more than 400-500 followers then there’s a 100% chance people are screenshotting your tweets and making fun of you in a group DM.
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Compelling graph about going to level 4 lockdown in NZ with only one case notified.
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I have lots of overseas readers and it is my solemn duty to inform you that the travelling vaccine-clinic buses in Auckland are called "Shot Bro".
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whenever I'm sad I think about how my boyfriend thought "antipasta" was "every Italian food that's not pasta", implying a great intra-italian struggle between pasta and not pasta
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Look obviously the Internet in 2021 is Hell, but this morning a member of Parliament got on Twitter.com and asked what pegging was, so things aren't all bad.
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Shot, Bro is also very good as a vaccination bus name. I will allow it.
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I can't believe I get to say this, but: Nice.
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The problem with a fine for something like lockdown breech is that for the rich it doesn't punish as much as sets the price for that behaviour.
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What's the name for the disorder where you play endless iterations of Frostpunk, trying to get the one game where you save everyone?
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okay this is niche New Zealand content but why do these pictures our first two female Prime Ministers look like a late in life coming out story lmao
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Karen Healey retweeted
i saw a tiktok about how eating your greens is actually bad and you should have 5 snickers bars for dinner
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