Sleep Deprivation!

Welcome to the New Year from the Bach Doctor team!

What book has been keeping you sleep deprived these holidays?

I’ve been editing the first act of Hinemura and Ted’s final book in their Trinity Trilogy – Scorpions in Stilettos.

What a treat!

Obviously I can’t say too much, however you will discover more about Clara James aka Flat White that will both surprise and shock you.

I’ll let you know more as we get closer to publication.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already read the first two books and are looking for an emotional and fun read, grab yourself a copy of Sharks with Lipstick and Snakes in Suits.

Author Interview – Hinemura Ellison – on the sequel

Phone Interview from Castlepoint Lighthouse

BD: So Hinemura how’s tricks? How is the sequel to ‘Sharks With Lipstick’ coming along?

HE: Well, funny you should say that, my partner in crime Ted and I have been working really hard on the second book in the Trinity Trilogy Series and it’s getting close to being finished.

BD: Really, do go on? How much can you spill? I hope it’s more of the same characters. I did get quite addicted to the three besties. Are they back?

HE: Yes, Freya, Sven and Flat White are back in full force, along with some of the other characters, but the difference this time, is that this book focuses on Freya as the main character.

BD: Oh, so does Sven take a back seat for this one?

HE: Well yes and no. Freya comes into herself more in this book. We really don’t know much about her in ‘Sharks with Lipstick’… I know it is old coinage, but she finds herself in this one, and we go along for the rollercoaster ride.

BD: And can we ask what the title is of this next book?

HE: Well you can, but my publisher may shoot me.

BD: What you mean it’s even better than ‘Sharks with Lipstick’? Is that possible?

HE: Well yes. It’s a whole different ball game to get the series titles to fit in with each other, but we are bubbling with excitement.

BD: So, any clues?

HE: Well as you know ‘Sharks with Lipstick’ is predominantly about women. The next one is about men and their shady wheeling and dealing in the business world.

BD: Hmm how intriguing, so come on what’s the title?

HE: The sequel to ‘Sharks With Lipstick’ is, drum roll please… ‘Snakes In Suits’.

BD: Fantastic!

HE: We have also realised that we may need to change up the book covers, so I’ll get Ted to send them through once we have them back from the book cover artist. I just know that everyone will love the new covers and the juicy twisting plots as both ‘Sharks With Lipstick’ and ‘Snakes In Suits’ are set at the same time.

BD: Are you telling me that the plots of both books are intertwined?

HE: They sure are, and will also be tied into the third book, which we have started and which won’t be too far away.

BD: Wow, that’s a huge achievement! Congratulations, any hint on the third books title?

HE: You will have to talk to Ted about that, he’s still trying to decide over a couple of options.

BD: Great, well Hinemura thanks again for your time today and I look forward to talking with you and possibly the infamous Ted later.

HE: Ka kite…

Festive Feedback on our Latest Releases

As we get closer to the craziness that is the festive season, we thought we would share some of the outstanding feedback that is rolling in about Hinemura Ellison and Ted Hughes’ novel “Sharks With Lipstick”.

“I couldn’t put it down! Deliciously derisive!” – Wellington City Council employee

“A cynical and humourous exploration of the human aspect of NZ Government
Departments’ operations. Sprinkled with te reo, excellent and acronyms highlighting the cynical nature of the story” – Helen Pollock, Teacher

“I loved this book, so much fun! the characters are so relateable and the humour woven throughout is so refreshing!” – Grace McGregor, Goodreads

“The attention to detail invokes so many images, you are right there! And some of the stories and dialogue are just classic!” – An un-named public servant
“How long until the next book? I can’t wait!” – Parliament employee
Keep sending in your feedback to the team, so we can pass it on to the authors.
The authors are working hard on the next installment and the next book in the series will be available later in the new year.
Mere Kirihimete and happy New Year from all of us here at the Bach Doctor Press, we wish you all a safe and happy festive season.
Kiwi Xmas

Concealment – In Paperback Available Now!

They have arrived from the printers and are looking fantastic!

Get your own copy now for only $29.99 plus P&P of $7.50, be in quick before stocks run out!

Cover Concealment

Our genes: will they be our hope or our undoing?

Three centuries from now humanity has made its last stand ­– a city high in the Swiss Alps, a place of safety and security from a deadly past. This is the reality of Nathanial Paquette’s life and it has been this way for the whole of his sheltered twenty-three years. But with a knock at the family’s apartment door everything changes. Now he must face an uncertain future and unexpected truth – he is genetically altered, and what really matters is what lies hidden within his blood.

Together with eleven others, Paquette finds not only does he have to navigate the competing agendas of the city’s ruling council and a corrupt man of science, but survive the rigorous training he and his fellow recruits find themselves faced with.

It’s a world where friendships are forged, enemies are made, and death awaits – ever wanting to become everyone’s new best friend.

Concealment – book one of a six part series which follows Nathanial and his fellow internees through a world of deception and lies. Where the dark underbelly of power and science meet, threatening at every turn.



Book Launch: Sharks With Lipstick – Hinemura Ellison and Ted Hughes

Today, in fact right now, Hinemura Ellison & Ted Hughes’ fantastic novel “Sharks With Lipstick” is available for you to read and enjoy.

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Their satirical look at life and love in the twenty first century, has been described as ‘deliciously derisive’ and ‘unputdownable!’

Have a sneak peak below, or for the price of a coffee download the full epub version:

The first book in their Trinity Trilogy, which follows three friends, Sven, Clara & Freya’s chaotic misadventures in their professional and personal lives.

The novel is now available worldwide through the following outlets:




Barnes and Noble

And many more…

For more information, email

Sharks With Lipstick – Cover Design Approved!

Here is a teaser for our new book “Sharks With Lipstick” by Hinemura Ellison and Ted Hughes.

The first book in their Trinty Trilogy, which follows three friends, Sven, Clara & Freya’s chaotic misadventures in their professional and personal lives.

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The art work has been approved and we are pleased to showcase their design, with the book to be launched any moment!

Interview – Ted Hughes

Tēnā koe e hoa, welcome Ted and thank you for speaking with us. How has your collaboration been working with Hinemura on your latest project?

Fantastic! What an inspiring Wahine to work with. Her comedic talents and unique insights have been a revelation for me. I’m hugely excited with the whole Trinity Trilogy project and where it’s heading.


What inspires you to write?

Hopefully what I write inspires other people to break free of the mundanity of their fragmented lives and that it brings a smile to their face and perhaps a new perspective and hope in this crazy world.

What makes this particular genre you are involved in so special?

A romantic comedy is completely outside of my comfort zone so I find it a real challenge and the process involves uncovering different sides to my personality.

How important is research to you when writing a book?

Hugely important as to make fiction believable there has to be some basis in reality so that the reader can identify with the story line.

When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?

IN my teens after reading some particularly poorly written novels and thinking surely I can do better than this.

How often do you write?

Spasmodically as I always find life throws a spanner in the works.

What works best for you: Typewriters, fountain pen, computer or longhand?

Computers because my handwriting is so atrocious, I could never read it.

A common misconception entwined with authors is that they are socially inept, how true is that?

It depends on which author you meet. And in what social setting. The creative process can be so overwhelming that the social niceties are often overlooked.

Do all authors have to be grammar Nazis?

IN my opinion, NO. Their message is far more important and a good editor and proof reader can massage the best text to make it flow.

Do you proofread and edit your work on your own or pay someone to do it for you?

I pay someone to do it as I don’t have time for the grammatical niceties. Maybe someday there will be an app for that.

What do you enjoy outside of writing?

My photography, the natural world, and reading a good damn book and listening to an eclectic range of music.

What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?

Starting. But once I get going, try and stop me. I find it hard to stop.

Have you ever left any of your books to stew for months on end or even a year?

Sometimes years on end. I have a number of unfinished works in progress.

What is your take on the importance of a good cover and title?

This is one of the crucial aspects of writing a book is coming up with a title that grabs your attention and a cover that captures the eye.

Do your novels carry a message?

Yes, they certainly do. Try not to take life so seriously, because ‘life is for living’ and don’t get too caught up in the detail.

Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first collaborative novel?

So many times. Sometimes the conflict of ideas of how characters and plot lines progress within my own mind let alone someone else’s can leave you wondering how to pull the whole thing together. However, a bit of perspective, and the occasional bottle of bubbles can do wonders and to bring some humour back to the situation.

Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of your readers?

Yes, I’m very excited to be working with Hinemura on Book 2 and 3. My goodness Clara comes out of her shell!

Did any of your books get rejected by publishers?

Yes, often. That’s why I like the self-publishing route with a little help from the Bach Doctor Press.

Anything else you would like to add?

Yes, after attending a New Zealand Society of Author’s (NZSA) meeting at the beginning of the year and hearing Karyn Hay’s stories, ‘it’s self-publish or be damned’ meaning don’t wait for some overseas publisher to pick your novel up, get it out to the public and see what the true reading public really thinks.

Nga mihi nui, thank you for your time and good luck with your upcoming book launch.