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Auckland Zine Fest

I'm excited to announce that I have a table at the Auckland Zine Fest on March 3rd! Along with a whole group of amazing indie writers from Auckland, who meet up at a cafe most Wednesdays to drink chocolate and talk trash.

I'll be selling three zines at the table, one with my stories that focus on mental health, one with my stories that focus on my queer erotic work, and one with my more mainstream stories. Each will contain five stories, be hand numbered, and signed! If you're in Auckland, come along and say hi to my friends and I at the table between midday and 4pm on March 3rd!


I will also have some zines available after the event for sale on my site, so keep a watchful eye. These, too, will be hand numbered and signed, and I will send them anywhere in the world.

Now, to the most exciting thing: I get to collaborate with the INCREDIBLE Mel Paisley Walton on the zine covers and possible extra illustrations. If you don't know Mel's work, you really need to do yourself a favor and check it out.


He's an extraordinary artist, one of a calibre I've rarely seen. He's a designer. He's a writer (who has me questioning often why I even bother if he's on this earth). And he's one of the bravest men I know. It is such an honor to be working with him on this, and believe me when I say that you will absolutely want to own one (or all three) of these zines with his covers gracing the front.


I will have more information - and photos! - once the fest is up and active, and until then I hope you have fun acquainting yourself with an amazing artist, and looking forward to meeting some rad writers on March 3rd!

Velvl Ryder