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Gareth Ward

Gareth Ward-614Gareth Ward, a.k.a. The Great Wardini, is a magician, hypnotist, storyteller, bookseller and author. He has worked as a Royal Marine commando, police officer, evil magician and zombie. He basically likes jobs where you wear really cool hats – as writer and compere of Napier City’s inaugural Steampunk murder mystery evening he wore a rather splendid bowler.
Born in the town of Banbury in the UK, he attended the University of York where he gained a joint honours degree in Biology and Computer Science. If you want your cat reprogrammed, he’s your man.
He currently lives in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, where he runs two independent bookshops, Wardini Books and Wardini Books Napier, with his wife Louise and son Max. He has a goldfish called Luna, a dog called Tonks and is certain his letter from Hogwarts has been lost in the post.

Selected bibliography:
  •  The Traitor and the Thief (Walker Books, 2017.)
Awards:
  • Storylines Tessa Duder Award Winner 2016 for The Sin Chronicles, New Blood, published as The Traitor and the Thief
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