You Say Which Way

How these books work. 

These books are for readers 8 – 12 (although adults enjoy them too).

At the end of each chapter YOU, the reader, will make a decision that determines which way the story goes. Think carefully and then follow the link of your choice. You can have lots of fun exploring the many paths and trying all the possible options over time.

Your first decision is to pick which story to read. Things might get a little trickier after that. Have fun. Oh, and watch out for space pirates, morph rats, and poachers!

It is time to make your first decision.

Would you like to read:


Danger on Dolphin Island

How will you handle smugglers, volcanic eruption, earthquakes, lost treasure and a wild underground tube ride?

When you discover the dangers on Dolphin Island your vacation takes an exciting turn. Right from the start YOU get to choose what happens. Will you and your friends outwit the criminals or wind up trapped yourself?

Secrets of Glass Mountain

Have fun exploring a distant planet and making new friends. Will you become a leader, discover alien creatures or get eaten by the morph rats?

There’s trouble brewing, and you’re right in the middle of it. Will your decisions save your friends? Will you get find ancient secrets and diamonds or will you become a Slider and defend the Highlands? A different story each time you read is just a click away.

Click here for the whole list of ‘You Say Which Way’ book.

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You Say Which Way – Next generation storytelling

Danger on Dolphin Island – the newest ‘you say which way’ adventure for readers 8+

Dolphin Island look insideOther You Say Which Way Titles:

Pirate Island
Lost in Lion Country
Secrets of Glass Mountain
In the Magician’s House
Once Upon an Island
Between the Stars
Boxed Set – Four ‘You Say Which Way’ Adventures

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You Say Which Way – New generation storytelling

‘You Say Which Way’ books for readers 8 – 12 are an exciting new way to get children involved in reading. Your child can go on an adventure to find pirate treasure, go on safari, visit the Magician’s house, or have adventures in the South Pacific (but watch out for the giant squid).

At the end of each chapter, YOU the reader must choose which way the story goes. Decisions have consequences and yours will determine the outcome.

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This set of four ‘You Say Which Way’ titles includes:

Pirate Island
In the Magician’s House
Lost in Lion Country
Once Upon an Island


Click here, or on the picture to look inside.

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Writers Raise Money for IHC

‘Sweet As’ Contemporary Short Stories by New Zealanders

‘Sweet as’ is a typically New Zealand term meaning okay, cool, better than good, or even awesome. However, the stories in this collection are not all ‘sweet’ in the traditional sense. New Zealand is a country of light — both strong and bush-dappled — but it also has a dark side.

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These short stories speak to us of the diverse world we live in. They take us on a journey, or offer a glimpse into another’s life. Some show the struggles, tough questions and challenging situations people face. Some stories are sweet or humorous, while others are quirky or just plain entertaining. They provide us with a snapshot of life in New Zealand and how New Zealanders experience life overseas.

For this collection, we sought contributions from New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. This gives a breadth of story lines — ‘sweet as’ in their variety and quality. Our aim was to continue one of New Zealand’s finest traditions: its strong culture of reading and writing, especially in the area of short fiction.

Contributors to this collection include: Kate Mahony, Linda Bennett, Gay Buckingham, Celia Coyne, Janis Freegard, Lilla Csorgo, Anahera Gildea, Vivienne Joseph, Wes Lee, Vivienne Ball, Jo Randerson, Rachel Marr, David Mason, Frances Cherry, Rebecca Styles, Lawrence Patchett, Kay Meyer, Wendy Moore, Janet Nixon, Margaret Orange, Debbie Newlove, Deb Potter, Blair Polly, B.L. Stocker, Holly Painter, Maggie Rainey-Smith, Kathy Sewell, Paula Slack and Brindi Joy.

All proceeds to IHC Wellington.

Now available on as an e-book or paperback.

For more information email

or click to visit the ‘Sweet As’ page on Facebook. 

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Four in One – Interactive Fiction for Readers 8 – 12 years.

Yes! You choose which way the story goes!

Genre: Ages 9 – 12, interactive adventure fiction, natural sciences, time travel, fantasy.

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This boxed set contains 4 books.

Pirate Island
In the Magician’s House
Lost in Lion Country
Once Upon an Island

These stories depend on YOU. You get to choose. You call the shots. What will you do?
At the end of each chapter you, the reader, will make a decision that determines which way the story goes.

Your first decision is to pick which story to read. Things might get a little trickier after that. Have fun. Oh and watch out for the giant squid!

Look inside for a free preview >>>

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Lost in Lion Country – Now Available from Amazon

Lost In Lion Country - promoGenre:
Interactive adventure fiction for readers 10+


You stepped out of the safari truck for a second and it took off without you. The Serengeti National Park in Africa isn’t a safe place to be left on your own. There are hyenas, cheetah and lions out here. Lots of lions. You wanted to see animals up close and you’re getting your wish as you try and find your way back to civilization. Choose your path wisely.

At the end of each chapter you, the reader, will make a decision that will determine which direction the story takes. You can explore all the possible outcomes over time.

look inside for a free preview >>>

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Win your copy of Lost in Lion Country

Win one of three copies of the soon to be released interactive adventure eBook, Lost In Lion Country, for readers 9 years and older, by the authors of Pirate Island.


To enter click here (or go to the contact page) and tell me your favorite animal found in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It’s that easy. Entrant’s names will go into the draw and the three winners will be announced upon release. Good luck everyone.

UPDATE 19 Feb 2014
C0mpetition Winners: Krissy (Wellington), Sheryl (Kaikoura), Joce (UK). Congratulations your prizes are on their way. Thanks again to all who entered.

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Interactive Fiction for Children 9 Years and Older.

Just out. Pirate Island – Interactive fiction where the reader becomes part of the story. At the end of each chapter, the reader has to decide which direction the story goes.

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Will you choose to investigate an old fortress, or will you head off into the jungle? Will you find pirate treasure, or will your decisions land you in trouble? There is only one way to find out, so get reading!

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Thrillers, Urban Fiction, Crime Fiction

Thrillers, Urban Fiction, Crime Fiction

Books make great presents.

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West Coast of New Zealand

Doing research when writing can be great fun. In this case I was exploring a beach on the rugged west coast of New Zealand’s South Island looking for the jade pebbles that can sometimes be found in the recently disturbed shingle along the  high tide mark (where the stones meet the sand).
at the officeThis isolated area is awesome. At times when walking the beach here, you feel you’re the only person on the planet. I hope you get a chance to read  my new thriller Above High Tide that is set in this amazing part of the world.

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