Vicky Adin is a New Zealand historical fiction author. She lives on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops and inspiration.
After decades of genealogical research and a life-long love affair with words (she actually enjoyed writing essays at school) she has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together, based on real people, with real experiences, in a way that makes the past come alive.
Vicky is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. Especially the women, who needed strength of mind and body to survive, let alone flourish, in a new country still coming to terms with its existence. Being a genealogist in love with history, these men and women and their ancestors drive her stories.
She confesses to a vibrant and varied career that enriched her life and now provides a lot of inspiration. From being a stay-at-home mum, executive assistant, retailer, seamstress, embroiderer and tutor, local body politician, amateur thespian, professional conference organiser, university graduate to full-time author, she wonders what the next twenty years will bring.
Vicky Adin holds a MA(Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will find her reading – she is an avid reader of historical novels, family sagas and contemporary women’s stories; travelling – especially caravanning, and cruising with her life long partner and biggest fan; spending time with her children and grandchildren, or gardening.
Under The PastFinders Logo, Vicky writes stories about people, the past and their passions.
Out of Vicky’s passion for her family and gorgeous grandsons, she wrote her first children’s book:
Kazam! Is a children’s illustrated adventure story set in New Zealand and based on real events. It was written for her grandsons, who wanted pictures as well as words.