Michele Beresford is an American writer who fell in love with New Zealand, the culture and one of it's blokes. She loved the bloke so much, she married him and was inspired to write the Mr. Kiwi book series.
The Mr. Kiwi books focus on social issues like working together, standing up against bullying and other dilemmas that children face every day, solving problems with quick wit and ingenuity. For every book sold from the series, Michele donates a portion to the Kiwi Children's Garden Fund. The fund helps small children's gardens to keep going and help schools start new gardens.