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It's Official - my first Novel is out soon!


I am proud to announce that my first novel - 'The Singing Stone', is coming out on March 6th, from Bateman Books in NZ.

It is a YA novel, about a 14 year old named Miles who has moved to the Coromandel with his family, and finds a strange red stone. Then some very weird things begin to happen.

It is a supernatural coming-of-age story about coming in contact with something unknown - perhaps unknowable. It is also about transformations, within and without.


The book features spooky black and white illustrations created by myself, and can now be pre-ordered from Mighty Ape, The Nile or Fishpond and will be available at all good booksellers.


Here is a link to an early review of the book from the NZ Herald (Bay of Plenty Times).


In the coming weeks I will be posting more about the book, and will be putting up some of the illustrations from the book as well. Also there is more info and posts about the book on my instagram - @garyvennillustrations.





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Yet another review...

I found this review of my novel (posted a week or so ago) over at Booktrailers4kidsandYA, which is a nice site dedicated to reviewing books for kids and teens (as the name of the blog suggests!) It is

Another review of 'The Singing Stone'...

Here is another positive review of my new novel, over at the nzbooklovers website. Nice to hear that they really appreciated the setting of the story, and the descriptions of the Coromandel area. The

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