Sacha Cotter is an award-winning writer living in Wellington. She has a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, and spent six years teaching in New Zealand and Spain. She has completed several film courses, and her screenplayWasabi Peaswas a semi-finalist in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival in 2013.
Sacha has collaborated on four picture books illustrator, writer and designer Josh Morgan (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata). Their third book, The Bomb was the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year – Supreme Winner, won the Picture Book Award and was a finalist in the Russell Clark Award for Illustration in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2019. It also won the Storylines Notable Book Award – Picture Book Category in the same year and was selected as one of the New Zealand Listener 50 Best Books for Kids.
Their first book, Keys, was a finalist in the picture book category and the Māori edition Ngā Kī was winner of the Te Kura Pounamu award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015. Ngā Kī also won Te Tohu Taurapa Award in the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2015 and was selected for the IBBY Honour List in 2016. Te Kaihanga Māpere won Te Kura Pounamu award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2017.