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Alison Brown introduces Alison Brown... freelance non-fiction creative writer.

“I'm a freelance writer with commitments to several regular clients, who range from the PR department of a large industrial concern to a small rural magazine, and for whom I proofread, edit, rewrite and contribute articles.

Through the past decade when I was lucky enough to be working for a community newspaper in the Auckland region I was able to practise the art of proofreading and editing and to hone my skills in writing features and truncating news stories.

Two years ago I cut loose to commemorate my septuagenarian status and now, as a writer of creative non-fiction, indulge in my passion for writing about older folk who modestly consider themselves 'ordinary'. They seldom are ‘just’ ordinary. Many have led colourful lives and are still doing extraordinary things in their golden years.

I feel privileged that these ageless characters allow me to rake through their memories, glimpsing aspects of their past which foreshadow the motivation in their lives today. I see them as colourful role models and I feel honoured to be the chronicler of their tales.”

Alison Brown presently resides in Rotorua where she is ‘a book activist’ for New Zealand Book Month. She is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors (Bay of Plenty) and an Oceanbooks author. Her most recent publication is Remembering: a Mosaic of Memories (with Ynys Fraser.)

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