About the Author


Climbing in the Kahurangi National Park

Writer. Story lover. Believer. Private philosopher.  Breakfast chef. Tickle monster. Dr. Pepper enthusiast. Creative Director. Occasional public speaker.

Denis’ passion is to write rip-roaring adventure stories to show children they can aim high and do greater things in life. His hi-octane, action packed, children’s adventure books based on traditional Christian family values, feature ‘The Riwaka Gang’© are set in New Zealand (South Pacific), to entertain, and to encourage kids. These kids can do (almost) anything.

Denis grew up in a seaside country town, in New Zealand. He managed his pharmacy for 20 years. This was followed by 20 years of retraining and voluntary work with OMS, Christian missionary organization. Happily married to Joan, with four great children and eleven amazing grandchildren…

Years of adventures; hiking, climbing in the mountains, snow and ice work, camping out in wilderness areas, water sports and racing his Laser yacht, plus traveling and working in many  countries provides a wealth of story ideas. He was an active youth group and scout  leader for many years.

His Life’s philosophy is: ‘Life is a great adventure – enjoy it to the full every day’.


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