Rebecca Hayter has 25 years' experience in magazine journalism and has published three non-fiction books: Endless Summer - the Penny Whiting story; Oceans Alone - Chris Sayer's solo adventures on the high seas; and as co-author with the late Paul Blacklow: What You Wish For - one man's guide to life, death and alternative therapies.
As editor of ‘Boating New Zealand’ magazine, 1998 - 2008, she took the title to its first-ever award: 2006 Magazine of the Year - Special Interest, and won Editor of the Year - Supreme Winner the same year. After she returned to its editorship in 2013 for two years, ‘Boating New Zealand’ again won Editor of the Year and Magazine of the Year in its category.
In recent years, Rebecca's writing has appeared in ‘NZ Life and Leisure’, ‘The Shed’, ‘NZ Heritage’, ‘North and South’ and ‘Sunday Star-Times’, and has won five Journalist of the Year awards in three categories.
Rebecca gained a Highly Commended in the Graeme Lay Short Story Competition. She has moved from Auckland to her home town of Takaka in Golden Bay to concentrate on her first novel and continue freelance journalism.
Rebecca lives in Golden Bay and can be
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