Carly Waddleton lives in Christchurch New Zealand with her little people, husband and fish. Originally from Lincoln, United Kingdom, she moved to New Zealand in 2009, and despite earthquakes, fires and the challenges of a pandemic, she still loves to call New Zealand home. She has been twisting words into stories and poetry since she was little, and had her first poem published, an unusual tale of a bee, when she was eight-years-old. Since then she has had many poems published in anthologies and pamphlets. Despite writing for almost three decades, it is only in the last 18 months that she has truly given herself permission to spend time honing her craft. Dreams of a Moa is her first published children’s book.