|Introduction||I write historical fiction set in New Zealand, starting in the 1880s. I've published five novels so far, the most recent one covering the years from 1912 to 1918. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly that of my own country.
I live in a state of barely-controlled chaos; fortunately I share my life with an invariably calm and endlessly optimistic husband. I divide my time between an apartment in the city, in reach of good espresso, and a few acres in the country, where the rank grass in the orchard is kept under control by a small mob of sheep (and where we have our own espresso machine).
When I'm not writing, reading, or engaged in mundane activities, I play the piano rather badly.
To contact me: ShayneParkinsonNZ at gmail dot com.
|Interests||Writing, reading, travel, music, cats|
|Favorite Books||Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Till We Have Faces, The Lord of the Rings, Possession, Villette, Vanity Fair, the Chronicles of Narnia|