Writer Anne Kayes originally taught Drama and English at secondary level. Alongside teaching, she wrote scripts for students, and skits that she performed in comedy shows. One year, she co-wrote a solo show that she performed in schools. She now teaches Children’s Literature and Academic Skills in Bridging Education at Unitec.
Anne won the 2016 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award with Tui Street Tales
, a collection of stories for 8-12 year olds. The idea was developed in the Masters of Creative Writing at Auckland University of Technology in 2014. It was published by Scholastic in 2017. The sequel, Tui Street Heroes, was published in 2019.
Anne lives with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat in Mt. Albert, Auckland.
- Tui Street Tales, illustrated by Craig Phillips (Scholastic 2017)
- Tui Street Heroes, illustrated by Craig Phillips (Wildling Books, 2019)
- Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2016
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