Caroline Barron is an award-winning writer, manuscript assessor, book reviewer, columnist, and board member of the Michael King Writers Centre. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland (2015) and, in a previous life, owned and managed Nova, a leading model and talent agency. Caroline resides between Auckland's Point Chevalier and Northland's Ripiro (Baylys) Beach, with her husband and two young daughters.
Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death is one powerful read. I found it riveting, at times confronting, very moving, very passionate. And I identified with so many things you wrote about.... I think it's a very brave book and I congratulate you on it. I was certainly drawn into it and I thank you for the opportunity to read it. You write with clarity and sensibility(or equally sensitivity) about an experience that many people have in one way or another but don't talk about, or don't necessarily articulate to themselves.' - Dame Fiona Kidman