Vicky Adin is an award winning New Zealand historical fiction author. She lives on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops and inspiration.
Three words sum up her passion in life: family, history and language.
After decades of genealogical research and a life-long love affair with words she has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together, based on real people, with real experiences, in a way that makes the past come alive.
Vicky is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. Especially the women, who needed strength of mind and body to survive, let alone flourish, in a new country still coming to terms with its existence. Being a genealogist in love with history, these men and women and their descendants drive her stories
Vicky Adin holds a MA(Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will find her reading; travelling (especially caravanning and cruising) with her husband and biggest fan; spending time with her family, walking or gardening
She sought solace; she found confusion. Megan is at her lowest ebb on the anniversary of her husband’s death when a mysterious parcel arrived. Intrigued by the journal written over a hundred years earlier by an unknown hand, she travels to Cornwall in search of its history. Shocked by what she learns, Megan continues her journey… [Read More]
From soldier to pacifist In 1863, young Daniel Adin, a trained soldier, embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. In pursuit of a new life and land to farm, he travels to New Zealand to fight an unknown enemy – the fearless Maori. A hundred and thirty years later, Libby is fascinated by the stories… [Read More]
Against all odds, the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish her dreams. Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price’s passion is making sweets. Her pa had great plans for the family confectionery business when they emigrated from the valleys of Wales looking for a new life, but he died all too soon…. [Read More]
Like making lace – she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope Brigid loves her home and family, but she is torn. If she stays, she is another mouth to feed in a land plagued by starvation and poverty. If she leaves, she will never see any of them again. Heartbroken,… [Read More]
Thank you William. It’s been an exciting year I have to say, but maintaining a presence is an on-going mission, so it’s rewarding when someone notices and comments. Much appreciated.
I’ve been very fortunate lately and I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been interviewed by popular blogsites after my novel ‘The Girl from County Clare won two award. Here’s the Chill with a Book Award interview and the Layered Pages blogsite for the IndieBRAG award.
I’m also a guest panellist at the Historical Novel Society…[Read more]