* Nalini Singh. Need I say more? Who isn't hanging out to read Blaze of Memory? Well...apart from those of you who have already read an ARC *grin*
* Emily Gee. Author of The Thief With No Shadow and the more recent The Laurentine Spy (which is on my TBR list).
* Maurice Gee. Yes, he has the same last name as the previous author, and that is because he is her father! Maurice Gee has written a number of books, but the one I know the most well is Under the Mountain [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_The_Mountain_(2009_film)], which is to be released as a motion picture in December:
When teenage twins Rachel and Theo Matheson investigate the creepy old house next door, they discover the Wilberforces - shape-shifting creatures that lurk beneath Auckland's ring of extinct volcanoes. Guided by the mysterious Mr Jones and with the help of their older cousin Ricky, the twins must rekindle the unique powers they once shared if they are to destroy this ancient evil - before it destroys them.And New Zealand Book Month wouldn't be complete without including my favourite book: My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes! Yes, it's a children's book, but it is still brilliant.