Sunday, 11 May 2014

Hide and Seek

I'm coming ready or not, you call
And I scramble one last time
To find a dark, secluded spot
That I can claim as mine.

The time for hiding's over
Yet I'll play this game awhile
This time I'll let you find me
And greet you with a smile.

Come and get me, if you please
I'm ready for you now.
I know I've mucked around a bit
But no one showed me how ...

How to find you with my heart
My eyes have blinded me
It's taken me so many years
But now I truly see.

Mandy Edwards (c) 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014

A successful book launch for my children's book, Mystery at Dead Man's Ridge, by Mandy Edwards (me!) and a little taste of my poetry book, Come and Get Me ... by Amanda Edwards (also me!)  I was delighted to launch my books in Turangi, the town of my teenage childhood, where I enjoyed all kinds of outdoor experiences; kayaking the Tongariro River; tramping the Tongariro Crossing, climbing Mt Ngaruahoe, abseiling and rock climbing at Motuoapa. In this photo is my young illustrator, Amelia Hamilton, and her mother, Maree ... a great school friend of mine from Tongariro High School, in Turangi.

I have had a marvelous response from all those people who have read, Mystery at Dead Man's Ridge, adults and children alike, which gives me encouragement to perhaps extend my characters' adventures in the future. My poetry book, Come and Get Me, has also been received well; touching a chord in people's hearts, especially those who have experienced their own spiritual journeys ... and still travelling, as I am. It is wonderful to make connections with people through my stories and poems.

If you are interested in purchasing either of my books you can visit for my
Mystery at Dead Man's Ridge ebook; or I can send you the printed version, including all of Amelia's beautiful illustrations. ($19.95 NZ plus postage and packaging).  The poetry book can be found at: or