Tina Shaw has published a wide range of fiction for adults and children. Her short stories have been published in anthologies, literary magazines, and been broadcast on Radio New Zealand National. She has held the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency, and was the 2005 Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. She is a manuscript assessor, creative writing tutor, and editor of the Bateman New Zealand Writer’s Handbook. The Children’s Pond is her sixth novel for general readership, published July 2014.