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Marita A. Hansen

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NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there.

SPORTS: As a teen my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to running and have completed a marathon.

CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.

FAVOURITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.

BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself!

STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.

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Email: marita.a.hansen@hotmail.com

My medal books "Behind the Hood" and "Graffiti Heaven" are both for sale on Amazon. Here's my amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marita-A.-Hansen/e/B005H5W79K/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 "Behind the Tears" is also on Amazon, and is doing the best of the three books.

favourite books

Battle Royale.
The Sword and the Scimitar.
Nicholas Dane.

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Graffiti Heaven

Marita A. Hansen

…to hide from their parents.

(Please note: The chapters on Authonomy have a few minor grammatical errors/typos that are not in the final completed version).

A group of high school students deal with sex, love, bullying, family and betrayal.(Edgy YA)

Life is turned upside down for Ash Rata and Tiana Lilu after they skip school to take their relationship to the next level. When their family and friends find out they are forced to deal with rumours, bullies, an overprotective brother and mortified parents.

Amongst the turmoil Ash grows closer to his stepdad, learning to trust again after years of holding a grudge against his jailed father. But following a guys’ night out together, Ash’s life is shattered when he wakes up in hospital and learns his stepdad has done something unforgivable. Traumatised, he pushes everyone he loves away, terrified that they will discover what really happened that night.

Set in the year 2000, ten years prior to Behind the Hood, Graffiti Heaven is the first in a series that follows Ash Rata's teenage years, a coming of age tale where both comedy and tragedy battle it out on a New Zealand stage.


Behind the Hood

Marita A. Hansen

Life on the rough side of New Zealand.


In this South Auckland neighbourhood where gang culture, drink, drugs, sex and violence is already a way of life, a vicious attack on a teenage girl sparks a ripple effect of revenge and fury. Live the carnage through multiple viewpoints as the tale unfolds to a bloody climax.

Warning: NOT for the fainthearted.

You can purchase the published version of "Behind the Hood" through AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Hood-Lives-ebook/dp/B005H3DGR4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=A3QI763M62X7GQ&qid=1331900515&sr=8-1


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I wrote 547 days ago

Chapter 1: I don't really have much to say as it flowed well and was easy to ready, although I would like to see less breaking up of paragraphs. I would join more of your sentences together instead of individualising them. But, that is a minor aspect. The only thing I could suggest in this chapter i... view book

I wrote 661 days ago

You asked for a read swap a few weeks back, but I didn't have the time to accept, but since I wanted a read this morning before starting work I decided to read your first chapter. First up, I'm not usually a fan of literary fiction at all, but I don't mind crime fiction and your synopsis and warning... view book

I wrote 686 days ago

Your author's note made me read this. I'm supposed to be doing something else, but I felt like taking a break so I read your first two chapters and was highly amused. You mentioned at the bottom of chapter 1 that this will probably be one of the most offensive things I've read ... Nope, far from it,... view book

I wrote 690 days ago

I've read chapters 21, 22, and 23. So, here are my opinions: One can tell that these chapters has been finely polished, because the dialogue and the sentence structure flows very well, and there were only two things that I can suggest for change, and they are very minor: 1) Chapter 22: The lin... view book

I wrote 693 days ago

So far I've read two chapters, and this is very different from the average book on Authonomy. What makes it different? 1) The concept is nothing like I've read before (a good thing). Very British, the culling of the foxes. We don't get foxes in New Zealand or Singapore (where I am now). 2) And th... view book

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