A.J. Ponder first picked up a pen when the dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. She learnt sword fighting in order to defend herself from marauding T-Rex’s.
A.J. Ponder has been writing for more years than she can count, and during that time has won a number of awards – including the 2012 Vogel Award for her short story “Frankie and the Netball Clone.” Wizard’s Guide was her first published novel. She is currently writing the series Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death.
A.J. was heavily involved in the production of the Sir Julius Vogel Award winning anthology Lost in the Museum (2014), not only does it contain 2 1/2 of her stories, but also liaising with Tui Merriweather’s character, who remained elusive and inscrutable right down to the last minute!
An example of her writing for adults can be found free on the net thanks to Arc and The Tomorrow Project.