Eagle Swamp is a new  story using the main characters from Crown Park which featured the Taupo eruption of 186AD. Eagle Swamp  covers the 15th century rupture of the Alpine Fault. It is published by Torea Press and is now available.

A nonfiction title Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change has been published by One-Tree House, released in May 2021.

I am currently working on Red Centre  a follow-on novel from Red Edge.

Red Edge is a finalist in the 2021 Children's and Young Adults Book Awards, also the Ngaio Marsh Junior Fiction Awards.

A scene from Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change showing Lake Manuherikia 20 million years ago:

Billabong by Des reduced to 30% 6 Aug 20