Bev Robitai currently works as a writer, book coach, and freelance photographer in Auckland, New Zealand. Recently, writing has been elbowed aside at times by a growing publishing business, prompting her to produce A Reassuring Guide to Self Publishing to answer all her clients' questions.
The first Sunstrike novel features Averie Brown - a woman living in suburbia when solar flares knock out the world's electricity supply for the foreseeable future. Society must come to terms with the loss of transport, communications, and the usual infrastructure for supplying food and water. Averie picks up some useful survival tips and a teenage companion who is not what he seems.
This year, Sunstrike: The Journey Home tells of Averie's son Bradley's journey home from Bali after sunstrike hits there. He hitches a ride by any means available to cross a changed world to get home.
Robitai's first novel Murder in the Second Row was launched in June 2010 in the same historic theatre that was used as the setting, where she spent a decade helping to run the place. Jessica, the theatre manager, is struggling to keep the old place running and the Agatha Christie play on track when a murder threatens everything she holds dear. The handsome detective assigned to the case is an extra complication.
The second theatre novel, Body on the Stage, follows Dennis, a fat and lonely guy who joins the theatre for a social life. He finds himself hauled along to the gym - another location the author is familiar with being married to a fitness instructor.
Eye for an Eye is a stand-alone thriller - the tale of a quest for justice, inspired by the actions of a real-life conman whose trail of victims made her angry enough to imagine retribution - in some very inventive ways...
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