I am very excited to announce the publication of:
The Meaning of Trees – the history and use of New Zealand’s native plants.
When I first began this blog in 2014, I was completing my undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Auckland. In the back of my mind, I had always dreamed of turning the blog into a book, but didn’t know how to make that a reality. I was hopeful that maybe a publisher would happen to stumble across the blog and see the potential.
So when the publisher at Harper Collins NZ sent me a message to say they thought the blog would make a great book, I couldn’t believe it and had to double-check it wasn’t spam! Since then, I’ve been working for the past year or so writing brand new plant articles and updating and improving old posts to be included in the book – along with a history of New Zealand told through the lens of our native plants.
I am incredibly excited to share the book with you all – it’s due out in stores in early May 2019.
There’s a tremendous amount of people that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to for helping making this book a reality, but for now I just wanted to say a huge thank you to every one of you that have read, promoted and supported the blog.
Also – for anyone who is in Auckland, I’ll be speaking about the book and the history and uses of our native plants at The Auckland Writers Festival on Sunday 19th May 2019.
UPDATE: The Meaning of Trees is now out in stores and can be purchased from Whitcoulls, Paperplus, Unity Books, Mighty Ape, Book Depository and more!
The response has been absolutely overwhelming, with the book in the Best Selling NZ non-fiction books for 5 weeks straight, and reaching #2 on the charts!