Hello and welcome …
Pull up a seat, or as we say in New Zealand … take a pew … you could be here visiting for a while. The kettle’s on and there’s always a fresh coffee close to hand and if you’re lucky hot scones fresh from the oven.
So who is Shirley Wine …
She’s a storyteller whose roots in the land run as deep as the blood in her veins. She tells tales of love, hardship and grief and often spiced with danger… she delves beneath the surface of New Zealand’s idyllic scenery and into the hearts and minds of the men and women who work the land … and what interesting and diverse characters they are.
Human relationships, in all their diversity, are the grist to a storyteller’s heart and mind … and this is why you’ll often find Shirley in her rare idle moments people watching in a café, or a parked car, or at the beach. She finds people an endlessly fascinating species.
When Shirley isn’t writing, she is usually reading or working in her garden.
You can find Shirley’s books on
As my books come off Amazon exclusive they will be listed on the above sites …
Latest News …
Introducing Rainbow Cove Christmas ….
Four stories set at one Christmas party. Eight people with nowhere else to go on Christmas Day, and the chef who brings them all together.
Available for pre-order now – In store December 2019
Anthology Reading Order
One gourmet party. Four potential couples. The taste of love?
For singer, Marta Field, her return home is bittersweet. Difficult as it is to put her mother into care and clear out her family home so it can go on the market, the hardest challenge is meeting up with Joe Marshall, the man she loved and left behind.
Joe is older now and grounded in the soil of his home town, but Marta can see no long-term future for herself in Rainbow Cove. Besides, she’s never forgiven Joe for giving up on their shared dreams. Will the magic of Christmas help these star-crossed lovers find their way back to each other?
Tell Me No Lies – is included in the anthology “The Promise of Summer” it is coming out in paperback and will be available in shops
in Australia and New Zealand from August 2019