"We're ginomees, it says so right here. Look! G-N-O-M-E-S spells ginomees!"
A group of discarded garden ginomees turn their backs on the boredom of a lifetime in the garden and set out in search of adventure. When a good deed goes wrong, Noname and his friend Flutey are forced to fly over the Tripletoe Mountains to win back the hats stolen by a band of wild ginomees.
Ali Foster lives on a small piece of paradise at Matahiwi, near Masterton, New Zealand, with her husband Garry. She has worked in a wide variety of jobs including, equine groom, café proprietor, veterinary sales rep and livestock technician and currently assists secondary school students with learning disabilities.
Her first book, Elwyn’s Dream, (illus. Viv Walker) won the 2008, Random House/Mitre 10/NZ Conservation Foundation picturebook competition. She has two other picturebooks: The Eels of ANZAC Bridge (illus. Viv Walker) Fraser Books/ Wairarapa Archive, 2012. A Beam of Bright Light (Illus. Viv Walker) Wai Art Press, 2013. Ali loves fantasy/sci- fi and also enjoys a good dollop of mystery.
She hopes to inspire young readers to find, “the hero within,” in her new Ginomees trilogy.
When she is not writing, she enjoys painting murals, getting lost in her rambling garden and spending time with her human and animal family.