I went to a book launch last night. It was an anthology of fantasy short stories, entitled "Lost in the Museum" and was (sub)edited by my friend A.J. Ponder. The editor is actually Tui Merriweather, who actually doesn't really exist but is one of the characters in this story!
The action is set in Te Papa Tongarewa (Our Place), the Museum of New Zealand, here in Wellington. It's quite a fun book. Peter Jackson's Big Baby film prop (that is now at Te Papa) has a whole story to itself, courtesy of award-winning writer, Tim Jones.
Phillip Mann who is an Arthur C Clarke award nominee for this year has a story in "Lost in the Museum", as, too, does Lyn McConchie, a novelist with over 30 books.
The book will shortly be for sale at The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie (it would range from Young Adult readers to, I guess, 100 year olds). The book was funded, in part, by a grant from Creative Communities, Wellington City Council. It can also be reserved at Wellington Libraries.
Below are three of the writers whose stories are in the anthology. Left to right: Jenny Hammond, A.J. Ponder, Lilian Hetet.,
Below, signing session with writers and readers