Stella McQueen became fascinated with native freshwater fish seven years ago and promptly threw herself into researching, writing and educating others about our freshwater fish and their habitats. Her first book, The New Zealand Native Freshwater Aquarium, inspired her to complete an undergraduate diploma in freshwater ecology at Massey University. Stella put her house and cat into storage, bought a campervan and toured New Zealand, visiting other fish experts and seeking out fishes to include in this book. Rod Morris is one of New Zealand's most talented wildlife photographers and filmmakers. Rod has collaborated with New Holland on several books including New Zealand Nature, A Photographic Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand, and A Photographic Guide to Mammals of New Zealand. He has collaborated with Nic Vallance to produce two titles about New Zealand's wild heritage for young adults. Rod lives on the Otago Peninsula.