13 Apr 2018

"Make a Hard Fist" - fighting off unwanted attention

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 13 April 2018

Taupo-based writer Tina Shaw, talks to Lynn Freeman about her latest book for teenagers, Make a Hard Fist on how to deal with unwanted attention. Set in West Auckland, it's about 16-year-old Lizzie Quinn, who is seriously assaulted after receiving anonymous letters from a stalker. Tina's message is one of resilience, and fighting back. The book includes an appendix of self defence techniques. Tina Shaw is the winner of the 2018 Tessa Duder Book Award for young adults. If you or someone you know has been affected by subjects talked about in this interview, one or more of these services might be able to give you, or direct you, to support: Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - available 24/7 Youthline: 0800 376 633 Kidsline: 0800 543 754 - available 24/7 Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 - 1pm to 10pm weekdays, 3pm to 10pm weekends Rape Crisis - 0800 88 33 00