NOTE- Publication next Wednesday 6 December 2013
Karen Williams is the author of Skiing on the Volcano and Ruapehu Erupts along with several other titles. Her latest book A Volcanic Guide to Tongariro National Park is a complete rewrite of Volcanoes of the South Wind, first published in the mid 1980s. After graduating from university, she worked for the DSIR’s Antarctic Division in Christchurch and spent a summer working as public relations officer/photographer at Scott Base in Antarctica. She has worked as a newspaper and radio journalist, and managed the Taupo Museum for many years. Karen is now a full-time writer, specialising in local history and natural history. She is also a longstanding executive member of Project Tongariro, a voluntary conservation society working in and around Tongariro National Park.
Photo above by Peter Otway - page 127
Photo left by Karen Williams - pp.162-163