Posted by Neil Lyons

Naomi gave us an insight into her life as a writer in which much of her work is writing and publishing books reflecting the life of an individual in a family. Many of these individuals are old and the family wished to have record of their lives and of the wider family. 

Naomi started as a journalist in Christchurch and after 16 years moved to Dunedin. She had a neighbour (Syd) who was a character and after getting to know him better thought his story was well worth telling. She has gone on to write many books and due to age of her subjects she needed to be very patient and understanding of their reminiscences. Each book generally takes 4 – 6 months. Naomi has a website . The name coming from the old saying.