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Samantha Montgomerie

Samantha Montgomerie GWP8222Author Samantha Montgomerie spent her childhood in Whanganui. She studied English at Otago University and went on to train as an English teacher. She now lives on the Otago Peninusla. She enjoys writing stories for young children and teenagers, and has had a number of educational readers published, as well as poetry for readers of all ages in various collections and publications.


Educational Readers:

Fiction Titles

  • The Shy Knight (Wendy Pye Publishing, May 2020)
  • Bouncing about with Bouncer (Wendy Pye Publishing, May 2020)
  • The Alien Invasion (Wendy Pye Publishing, May 2020)
  • Nothing Can Stop Me (Wendy Pye Publishing, May 2020)
  • The Power Cut (HarperCollins UK, May 2020)
  • Fix It, Fox (HarperCollins UK, May 2020)
  • Miss Twinkle, You’re a Star (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2019)
  • The Thunder Giants (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2019)
  • Monkey Finds a Phone (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2019)
  • Flamingoes Everywhere (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • Mrs Clucky’s Chickens (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • Mr Crocodile goes to the Beach (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • The Magician’s Hat (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • Wind Dance (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2017)
  • Rain Music (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2017)

Non-Fiction Titles

  • Stunning Stunts (HarperCollins UK, Oct 2020)
  • Buzz, Hop, Zip (HarperCollins UK, May 2020)
  • Train to Win (HarperCollins UK, May 2020)
  • Plastic and Our Planet (Flying Start Books, March 2020)
  • Mighty Muscles (Flying Start Books, March 2020)
  • Mind Power (Flying Start Books, March 2020)
  • Art Outside the Frame (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2019)
  • Art Inside the Frame (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2019)
  • Can You See Me? (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • What’s Your Fur For? (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • Staying Still (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • Here Comes Night (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)
  • Light Show Under the Sea (Wendy Pye Publishing, 2018)


  • ‘Home, coming’ (1964, December 2019)
  • ‘Time Jumping’ (Corpus: Conversations About Medicine and Life, July 2019)
  • ‘Hoki Mai’; ‘An Education’ (Nga Kupu Waikato: An Anthology of Waikato Writing, Waikato University Press, 2019)
  • ‘The Uncharted You’ (Otago Daily Times, May 2019)
  • 'Pooh Sticks' (Otago Daily Times, August 2018)
  • 'Carvings' (takahe, August 2018)
  • ‘Mist over Macandrew Bay’ (In Our Backyard: DCC, March 2018)
  • ‘Kate Sheppard Reads the Weekly‘ (Landfall 234, November 2017)
  • ‘Shift’ (Otago Daily Times, September 2017)
  • ‘Threads’ (Poems in the Waiting Room, Winter 2017 - Third Place in the 'Poems in the Waiting Room' competition)
  • ‘In This Light’ (Otago Daily Times, December 2016)
  • ‘Shift’; ‘Light summer breeze’ (Penguin Days – NZPS Anthology 2016)
  • ‘Homer’s Lament’ (Otago Daily Times, October 2016)
  • ‘Autumnal Rising’ (Otago Daily Times, August 2016)
  • Shortlisted for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award 2018 (for an unpublished children’s picture book)
  • NZSA Manuscript Assessment Recipient 2018 (for an unpublished children’s chapter book)
Other resources:


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