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Raymond Huber

Raymond Huber is a children’s author, freelance editor and creative writing teacher. He is fascinated by science, which has given him many ideas for books, and he studied entomology at university. He was given a beehive for his 40th birthday and after observing the bees for years, he wrote two novels from a honey bee’s viewpoint (and a non-fiction guide to bees). Raymond loves books. His mother worked in a children’s library in Christchurch and he’d go there every day after school to read Tintin books. His passion for writing started at age seven when a teacher praised a quirky science report he wrote. Raymond’s early jobs included a community worker, a gardener, a bug counter, and 10 years as a Primary School teacher. Since then he’s had many Science and English school workbooks published (ESA Publications) and several writing-related jobs: teaching Science Communication at Otago University, and lecturing at Teacher’s College and at Aoraki Polytechnic. His partner is the novelist, Penelope Todd, and they have three grown up children and two grandsons. Raymond enjoys swimming, beekeeping, sculpting in limestone, and solving cryptic crosswords. Raymond writes picture books that integrate science with narrative – his next book with Walker is about the life of a gecko. He’s also written Peace Warriors, a book for teens about young people who have resisted oppression by non-violent means.

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