Tina Shaw is a New Zealand author of more than twenty publications for children, young adults and general readership. Her writing has taken her to Auckland, Christchurch, Berlin and even Hamilton – where she was Writer-In-Residence at the University of Waikato. Shaw’s novel Ursa won the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award for an unpublished manuscript and went on to win a Storylines Notable Book Award and be a finalist in the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Her recent novel, Ephemera, is set on the Waikato River, a location she knows well from growing up in the Waikato. A member of NZAMA, she works as a manuscript assessor, tutor of creative writing and editor of the NZSA quarterly publication NZ Author.