Avatar is Coming to New Zealand

It’s breaking news!

I just heard. The next three movies in the Avatar movie franchise are being filmed in my backyard. It’s well known New Zealand is the home of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchise of films, but I can’t wait to see filming of Avatar begin Down Under. I’m not an actress by any means, but I did swing by Hobbiton last year and had a wee conversation with Gollum. Some of the LOTR and Hobbit film sets are just a mere five minute drive from the beautiful town of Matamata, where I was born and spent my entire childhood. It’s a fabulous place. Pre-cious as Gollum would say. 🙂


So, since it’s been reported that 93% of the cast for Avatar will be Kiwis, I thought I’d whip up a portfolio picture. What do you all think? Am I blue enough?

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I know. This is a serious movie, so I’m going to have to drop the smile, grow several more feet, and somehow figure out how to don a tail, but I’m totally up for it. I’ll look into some archery, dragon-riding and tree-swinging training right after Christmas. I do have to say though, that Mr. Bean does a great Avatar impersonation. He’s clearly trying to get in on my game.

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Now, I know I can manage that funny face, but I’m not sure about those glowing eyes. Wouldn’t it be cool though to be Avatarized? That’d scare my kiddies when I came home looking like this. 🙂

Okay,  all laughter aside, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I even found some delightful wish lists for writers. Do any of these ring true for you?

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LOL. Cute, right? So, how will you all be celebrating Christmas? With family and friends? With roast turkey and mulled wine? Trying to find your way out of the snow?


Or perhaps if it’s the heart of summer-time where you are (as it is for me,) then it’s all about the surf and sand. I know I love building a sandman at Christmas time since there isn’t a chance of snow. Wherever you are, sand or snow, I wish you safe and happy holidays.


From your Kiwi author. I’ll catch you all after Christmas. I’ve four wonderful books already set to release in 2014, so next year’s going to be a blast.

~ Joanne Wadsworth’s Books ~

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Buy WARRIOR (Magio-Earth #2) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Buy PROTECTOR (Magio-Earth #1) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

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12 thoughts on “Avatar is Coming to New Zealand

    1. Hey, Liza. So glad you loved the post. It was certainly tough to put a blue picture of myself out of there, but I took the leap. I’m hoping James Cameron, the Avatar Director, sees my initiative and gives me “the call.” 🙂 Wouldn’t that be cool if he did?

  1. Definitely James Cameron will call when he sees that photo.
    Seriously, how wonderful that New Zealand is getting all the beautiful scenic films! The scenery was the best part of Avatar. And they’re going to make not just a sequel but a series? Lucky for you Kiwis.
    The weather is great here. I’m in Florida and it’s almost winter, but you wouldn’t know it. We’ve had wonderful weather so far. We could do sandmen, too.
    So, merry Christmas from sunny Florida, and have a happy holiday. And I’m going to steal that wonderful cartoon!
    Elenora Sabin

  2. Ooooh, I loved Avatar and had no idea they were making more! I loved the Santa letter with the Amazon URL! Merry Christmas Joanne!

  3. You are so lucky! ! How exciting about Avatar being filmed there. And I’m following your advice to study your Deep POV by getting Witness Pursuit. You do a wonderful job of showing not telling.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  4. Avatar is one of my favorite movies. Can’t wait for the next one, especially now, since I know where they’re going to film it. Very exciting.

    Congrats on all your books for next year. My first was published in May 2013 and I have one being published in the spring or early summer of 2014 and possibly another book later that year, if I ever finish editing it.

  5. A great opportunity to wish a Down-under sister a very Happy Christmas and health, happiness and wonderful book releases (wow, 4!) in 2014. xoxo
    p.s Not sure about the Avatar, but like you said, with a little training, I’m sure you’ll snatch a part up smart quick! 🙂

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