A.J. Ponder is the author of Wizard’s Guide to Wellington as well as numerous short stories and plays. A.J. lives in a hundred year old house overlooking Wellington harbour, so she can keep an eye on stray taniwha while not missing out on coffee.
Awards include, Sir Julius Vogel Short Story Award 2012, with Frankie and the Netball Clone, runner up for Arc and The Tomorrow Project’s 2012 competition: The Future Always Wins, with Dying for the Record, and co-winner of the Northwrite 2013 Collaborative Writing Competition with Ahi Ka