Auckram Publishing are a couple, Don Auckram & Sue Heazlewood of Ohoka in North Canterbury. Our property is called Tangleby. We formed the company in May 2021 with the idea of writing and self-publishing our own books. Sue has a passion for cooking and children. This passion she combined in our first publication Tails of Tangleby Gardens 11 chapters on a story of woodland creatures with 40 recipes that children could learn to cook. She soon followed this book with an adult recipe book A Table at Tangleby which has 170 recipes, with QR codes and beautiful photography of the food and scenes from Tangleby. In 2023 Auckram Publishing has published two more, A Table at Tangleby II in April and Tails of Tangleby Gardens 2 in August. Two more publications in the ‘Tails’ series and smaller version of ‘Table’ are planned.
Both A Table at Tangleby and Tails of Tangleby Gardens 2 have been shortlisted for the 2023 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards to be held in Saudi Arabia in November. Tails of Tangleby Gardens 2 is nominated in two award categories; Oceania Children’s Books, and Illustrations and A Table at Tangleby is nominated in the Entertaining awards category.
Don is a historian and is working on his first publication, hopefully published by the end of next year. We run our own website https://tangleby.co.nz and social media sites on Facebook and Instagram. It’s been quite a journey, huge learning curve for us both, and are keen to continue that learning to get bigger and better.
Don Auckram, Manager Auckram Publishing