Sarona Aiono-Iosefa is a Christchurch-born Samoan. She has a Certificate in Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and currently works as a senior writer for Health Education Trust.
Sarona’s children’s fiction reflects the point of view she gained growing up as a Pacific Islander in the South Island. Her story ‘Blackcurrant Jam’ (published in Out of the Deep), is based on her own childhood. She has written many stories for Learning Media’s Tupu series which is published in English and six Pacific Island languages.
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