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Local journalist Kelley Tantau with former newspaper publishers and Waihī Paper Plus owners, Stephan and Petra Bosman.

New novel ‘momentous’ for reporter

The owners of Waihī Paper Plus know all about putting pen to paper.
For close to 10 years they produced The Mercury Bay Informer, a newspaper dedicated to providing the eastern Coromandel with stories and articles, so upon their shift to Waihī from Whitianga eight months ago, their support for local writers has continued.
After hosting a book signing for The Lighthouse author Christopher Parker earlier this year, Stephan and Petra Bosman are now helping to promote the launch of Valley Profile journalist Kelley Tantau’s debut novel.
Titled The Runaway Man, Kelley’s debut is being published worldwide by a UK agency, but the Hauraki community will be the first to get their hands on it.
Releasing on September 26, Waihī Paper Plus will host a book signing with Kelley at the store on September 30, and Stephan said their support was straight-forward; it was about being connected to the community “lock, stock, and barrel”.
“We really would like Kelley to be as successful as she can be, because we know the wherewithal it must take to write a book in between being a journalist,” Stephan said.
“We know what it is like to produce content for a newspaper every week – it is more than just a full-time job – so this is a momentous achievement and if she can carve out a path as a successful Kiwi author, then we will support her in any way we can.”
DETAILS: The Runaway Man book signing, Saturday, September 30 between 10am-12pm at Waihī Paper Plus, Seddon St. Registrations are preferred, with books now available to pre-order. Visit the store or phone 07 863 8894 to secure your copy.