Iona McNaughton was born in 1954 and grew up on a farm in Southland. Iona has worked as an editor, journalist and writer, and is currently communications manager for Arts Access Aotearoa. Her first young adult novel, Summer of Shadows
, was written while living in Canada for a year.
- Summer of Shadows (Scholastic 1997).
- One-way Ticket (Scholastic 2004).