Au­thor’s ad­ven­ture

North Shore Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

Amelia Har­ris, 37, is an il­lus­tra­tor and writer from Chatswood. She is just about to re­lease her de­but kids book ‘Some Eels’

How long have you lived here and where are you from?

I’m from Welling­ton, I moved to Auck­land af­ter col­lege to study at The Univer­sity of Auck­land. De­scribe your neigh­bour­hood.

Chatswood is a peace­ful, for­est sub­urb with ac­cess to re­ally nice bush walks, even when they’re su­per muddy!

What is your ear­li­est mem­ory of the Shore? See­ing this strange, an­gu­lar, mod­ernist house near the bush where we would live.

What are the greatest ad­van­tages to liv­ing here?

The shore still has a lovely ‘hol­i­day’ feel along a lot of its coasts.

Where is your favourite North Shore beach and why?

Ken­dell Bay, be­cause it’s a nice place to pre­tend you’ve been ship­wrecked.

Who is the per­son you ad­mire the most and why?

I re­ally ad­mire my neigh­bour Jen whose hus­band, a re­tired sea cap­tain, has been re­ally sick lately. She has been so strong through this tough time, still walk­ing the dogs in great out­fits, and smil­ing. A beau­ti­ful, strong lady.

What do you like least about the Shore and how can we fix it?

Traf­fic of course! Make public trans­port cheap again.

Where is the best place to have a meal? Wood­side Cafe on Hinemoa - they are bak­ing great stuff all day.

What’re you do­ing this week­end?

‘‘[I'm] try­ing not to get too ner­vous about launch­ing my first il­lus­trated book. It's for all ages, about some eels who go up­stream for an ad­ven­ture.’’

Try­ing not to get too ner­vous about launch­ing my first il­lus­trated book. It’s for all ages, about some eels who go up­stream for an ad­ven­ture.

* Har­ris is pic­tured hold­ing a mock-up of her book cover.

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