login login

Rebekah Palmer

Rebekah Palmer is a writer of fiction and an editor. Her first novel, The Thirteenth Life of Frank Finnigan, was published by Penguin Books in August 2001. She was awarded New Zealand’s Todd New Writers Bursary at the end of 2001 and used that to write her second novel, Rhythm (2004). In 2006, Rebekah completed a Master of Arts in scriptwriting at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters, gaining a Distinction.
Her first children's picture book, Champ the Chopper was illustrated by the award-winning Weta Workshop and published in 2007. She lives in Wellington with her partner and two children.

Selected bibliography:
  • Champ the Chopper illustrated by Weta Workshop (Archetype Publications 2007).
  • Little Blue Penguins illustrated by Megan McKenzie (Scholastic 2008).
  • Kids to the Rescue illustrated by Danile Falconer (Champ the Chopper 2008).
  • Good Work Champ! illustrated by Chris Guise (Champ the Chopper 2009).
Other resources:



The Storylines Trust and Foundation together comprise New Zealand's only national organisation working year-round specifically to promote children's and young adult literature through an annual Festival in six regions, author awards, publications, advocacy and other activities ... 



for  Storylines e-news and updates
First Name*
Last Name*


Storylines welcomes support for all its activities and events. Whether as sponsors or as volunteers for Festival events or task groups, your contribution (large or small) towards helping children grow up to love books and stories will be hugely valued ...