Author KV Martins

About Me

I'm a full-time writer and editor based in the sub-tropical Far North of New Zealand. I'm Australian with Kiwi parents. Born and raised in Sydney but moved to New Zealand in 2010.

Writing has always been an important part of my life. I wrote my first novel at the age of sixteen. I don't remember much about it except I thought Humphrey Bogart would be ideal for the main character (it was a Maltese Falcon-type thriller).

I disappeared into corporate life before re-emerging relatively unscathed in 2016 when I decided to focus on my writer career.

Since then, I've won or been placed in various international and New Zealand writing and poetry contests. I've written two historical novels, both published in April 2021, and a poetry collection. 

Where Sunflowers Grow is set in WWII Italy, and Ashgrove Park is set in the immediate aftermath of WWI. It's about spirit photography and has a touch of paranormal to it. Read more under My Books.