Author Ross E. Leaning tells awesome adventure in new book

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‘Peril on Pirongia’ appeals to all adventure lovers and outdoor activity enthusiasts

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Trying to show youth’s vigor and the beauty of Mount Pirongia as well as the unexpected perils that are not caused by nature has been the foundation for the exciting premise of author Ross E. Leaning’s debut publication. “Peril on Pirongia” (published by Xlibris NZ) follows a tramping adventure up a New Zealand native bush with a few unforeseen problems.

This adventure follows two close friends as they bring their younger brothers on a camping expedition to reach the source of the stream on the mountain. All goes well until one of the youngsters unknowingly makes a rash decision that results in the boys having to leave the main tracks to avoid being caught by some rather unpleasant characters who are growing illegal crops.

This exciting tale that tells of the boy’s exploits up the beautiful mountain mirrors the many adventures and mishaps that happened to the author and his friends. Aside from telling a hooking read, Leaning hopes to use “Perils on Pirongia” to awaken every reader’s desire to explore their very own magnificient places and breathe in their beauty!

“Peril on Pirongia”
By Ross E. Leaning
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 105 pages | ISBN 9781479748686
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 105 pages | ISBN 9781479748679
E-Book | 105 pages | ISBN 9781479748693
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ross Leaning was born in Hamilton in 1945. He grew up on a dairy farm near Mount Pirongia before attending Hamilton Teachers Training College. After nearly 48 years teaching primary school children, he is now semi-retired. He now has more time to indulge in playing golf (poorly) and bush walking and photography. Also, he has time to pursue and realize a dream which began about 35 years ago, to write this novel. He lives on his own in Hamilton, New Zealand, but as his children now live overseas he gets to travel quite extensively.

Xlibris Publishing New Zealand, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving the needs of Kiwi authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 0800 443 678 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisNZ on Twitter for the latest news.

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