‘One of New Zealand’s highest-profile creatives’ – The NZ Herald, 2018.

Justin Brown is a bestselling author and creative director (list of titles below). For his latest children’s novels, including Freakout Island, he writes under the name Justin Christopher. 

For the past 15 years, he hosted a top rating music radio show in Auckland. He has published 31 books for adults and children. Bowling Through India and Kiwi Speak were two of three bestsellers he had in a single year. In 2012 he won a notable books award for his junior novel Shot, Boom, Score! In 2018 he was story creator for the musical City Of 100 Lovers.

In 2010 North and South named him Businessman of the Year.

Justin is currently writing a book series for young adults, is a contributor to Newsroom, and is the founder of Good Stories Travel, a company which helps companies unlock their narrative. (But doesn’t often lie on a couch, as per below, because he actually sold that couch. Dumbest thing he ever did.)




UK on a G-String (Random House)
Teed Off in the USA (Random House)
Kiwi Speak (Random House)
Bowling Through India (Random House)
Cricket Speak (Random House)
Rugby Speak (Random House)
Myth New Zealand (Hurricane Press)
The History of Hawkins Construction (Reddit Books)
Untamed: The Davey Hughes Story (Random House)
You’re a Real Kiwi When (Hurricane Press)
You’re a Real Rugby Fan When (Hurricane Press)
It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When (Hurricane Press)
Power Moves – A Maori Entrepreneur’s Journey From The Benefit To The Boardroom


As Justin Christopher 

Freakout Island 

As Justin Brown

Shot, Boom, Score! (Allen and Unwin)
Mike-Cool-As-You-Like: In Business (McGraw Hill)
Mike-Cool-As-You-Like: Out and About (McGraw Hill)
Mike-Cool-As-You-Like: Around the World (McGraw Hill)
Mike-Cool-As-You-Like: On Track (McGraw Hill)
Mike-Cool-As-You-Like: In Action (McGraw Hill)
William’s Wheel of Sport: Basketball (Clean Slate Press)
William’s Wheel of Sport: Soccer (Clean Slate Press)
William’s Wheel of Sport: Athletics (Clean Slate Press)
The Jones Trio: Andy Jones FM (Clean Slate Press)
The Jones Trio: The Magic Carwash (Clean Slate Press)
The Jones Trio: Runawayland (Clean Slate Press)
The Revolting Vegetables (Redit Books)
The Dog That Ate The Bathroom (Bookbaby)


City Of 100 Lovers – Original Story Creator