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Writer of intelligent and original speculative fiction.


Background Information

Born in England in 1946, I moved to New Zealand with my parents and older brother at the age of four and, apart from five years in my late twenties spent traveling the globe, have lived here ever since. After a fairly rudimentary education, I found work as an Architectural Designer and this became a life-long occupation. I started writing late in 2006.

The books I write are intended in the first instance to tell a good story and secondly " once the tale is told " to leave the reader with something to ponder. To this end, all my stories attempt to provide an original take on some commonly held belief, be it cultural, social or scientific.

Being a fan of both science fiction and classic murder mysteries, these tend to be common themes, with elements of both often combined in a single story.

As a person who likes to read a book in a single sitting, I limit each work to around forty-five or fifty thousand words. Unfashionable I know, but it's what I prefer.

Birth Place
Otaki,  New Zealand
Accomplishments

Best New writer Finalist, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009
"Antithesis" - Best Novel Finalist, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009
"Mindset" - Best Novel Finalist, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009
"Returning" - Best Novel Finalist, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2010

Contact Information
Pat Whitaker
62 Moana Street Otaki Beach
Otaki  5512   New Zealand
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Cooper's Press
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