Justine Payen Author

It's all about the storytelling!

About Me

I started writing when I began the NorthTec Diploma of Applied Writing through their online programme. With a love of reading, I spent a couple of years weighing up different online courses before applying to NorthTec.

In March 2012 my debut picture book Tea With Miss Tilly was released by HarperCollins. It has now been accepted for translation into Korean by a Korean educational publisher.

My fiance', two daughters, a son who comes and goes, Jazzy the dog, Bam Bam the cat, cockateils Sugar, Spice and Girlie and last but not least Smudgie the budgie make up a very busy household. I'm lucky to be able to write from home in beautiful Northland, New Zealand.

I am currently working on a young adult fantasy novel while doing papers part-time through NorthTec.