Merry Christmas to all our Clients, Past, Present and Future.


Plaisted Publishing House Ltd and our Contractors would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. For those who don't celebrate, enjoy your time with your families. Be Safe. Be Kind. Enjoy the day wherever you are, be it Summer (where we are in New Zealand) or Winter. Keep writing, drawing, designing, editing, though make … Continue reading Merry Christmas to all our Clients, Past, Present and Future.

Negative Words and Depression – Part One


Rambles from Claire – igniting life and moving forward at last.

Claire Plaisted - Multi-Genre Author

Out of Sight and Out of Mind

255275263_265398562199854_8761098585425164998_nDo we ever realise how negative we are about ourselves? I know I tend to say things about myself without meaning to be negative, though I use negative words. Is it without thinking or is it ‘being set in your ways.’ I’m not entirely sure! I also get told off for pulling myself down, even though some of those who tell me, are ones who are negative to me… Weird.

One of the few words I don’t allow in the house, funnily enough, isn’t a swear word, it is STUPID! I disagree with people using this word about or too others. None of us are stupid. We’re all different and do things is ways we need to, to achieve what we want in life. Or do we. What many of us forget is our upbringing and how we at taught or told to…

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They’re HOME….


My daughters are HOME… Quite a journey

Claire Plaisted - Multi-Genre Author

Our beautiful daughters are back home! They arrived on the 3rd of November and ended up in Quarantine in Christchurch, midway down the south Island (East Coast) which is about ten hours from where we’re living at present. The next thing was how to get them home? Fly again (not cheap though probably more efficient) or have a mini holiday, explore Christchurch (the girls have never been there before this) and then board the Coastal Train to Picton, the Ferry to Wellington and a Train back to Palmerston North. I started to book things and as per-usual, nothing goes to plan.

The story starts when I decide to go to Picton to visit a good friend and go house hunting. Yes, we’ve decided to move to the South Island, probably next year. The house we’re in at present isn’t big enough for all of us especially since I need an…

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Introducing Jenzy Montague and learn about her children’s books.


Interview With An Author - Jenzy Montague     Tell us about where are you from? Everywhere, LOL I was born in Missouri. I call Colorado my spiritual home. I loved it there and would move back in an instant. I’ve lived in California, Montclair, New Jersey, and now Virginia. I love mountains and college … Continue reading Introducing Jenzy Montague and learn about her children’s books.