David Hair is the author of Pyre of Queens (Puffin) and The Bone Tiki, winner of Best First Book at the 2010 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards. The Bone Tiki and its sequel The Taniwha’s Tear are fantasy novels set in New Zealand. David is a New Zealander, who has worked primarily in financial services. He has a degree in history and Classical Studies. He has lived in New Delhi, India from 2007 to 2010, but usually resides in Wellington, New Zealand. Apart from writing, he is interested in folklore, history, and has a passion for football.