Danielle Hawkins' novel When It All Went to Custard has been the #1 bestselling NZ book since its May publication. Monique Barden meets the Otorohanga farmer, vet and part-time writer to find out why.

"It gets tiresome, it's unrealistically busy and it's a real turn-off, because no one is actually that busy," said the publisher.

But Danielle Hawkins had the perfect retort when she told the publisher: "I'm not trying to make her sound like a superhero, that's my life!"

Now Hawkins' fourth novel, When It All Went To Custard, has been the best-selling New Zealand book since it was

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