Stu Deval
Stu Deval
Stu Deval

Stu writes. Paints. Imagines.

He creates worlds in words and pictures.

Born in Christchurch, he has been a graphic artist, radio broadcaster, cartoonist, motivational speaker, art teacher, preacher, mural painter and creative director.

In 2000 he embarked on a journey as a full-time author and storyteller, travelling the length and breadth of the country sharing his stories and art.

He is now considered one of New Zealand’s master storytellers. His books (16 at last count) are much loved by children and praised for their ‘crackling prose’, ‘rip-roaring adventure’ and ‘spellbinding narrative’.

 He is currently working on his much anticipated ‘Last Kiwi’ project, consisting of stunning painted works and a brand new novel.

He resides in Whangaparaoa, Hibiscus Coast with his wife and two adventure-loving sons; the inspiration for many of his books and tales.

Creating Worlds with Words and Pictures

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