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New Zealand, the Rugby World Cup... and a new travel book

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It's almost time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and with it comes some book news. My book Ka Mate: Travels in a Maori Country   will be available soon from Amazon as a Kindle eBook, so those of you travelling to New Zealand for the World Cup - or those of you wanting to tour the country virtually from the comfort of your sofa - should watch this space. Details of how to buy Ka Mate will be published here shortly, but in the meantime check out the Ka Mate blog for more info, some NZ photos, and daily updates on the World Cup and all things Kiwi. As for the All Blacks' chances? I'm saying nothing... but they do have a habit of dropping out, don't they?

Urban Waite gets Spiked

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Those of you who know me will know that I love nothing more than chatting with fellow writers, and I know I'm not alone in that. Let's face it - it's a pretty solitary existence most of the time. There aren't many chats around the water cooler when you're an office of one. (Well, there are... but the water cooler is usually reluctant to talk back.) What all this is building up to is that I've recently done an interview with Seattle thriller writer Urban Waite for Spike Magazine, and you should go check it out (yes, that was the link right there). Urban's a great guy, and his novel The Terror Of Living is one of the best debuts you're likely to read. Plus he's a fellow IPA-drinker, which practically makes us barroom brothers. Okay, enough from me. Check out the link, and see what Urban has to say. He's significantly better company than the water cooler.