Hazel Phillips

Hazel Phillips, a previously unpublished author in the area of narrative nonfiction, is a former journalist turned communications professional. She has published two non-fiction books: Sell!, a popular history of the New Zealand advertising industry, and Wild Westie, a biography of Sir Bob Harvey. She is currently working on her third book, which is a memoir combined with stories from New Zealand's backcountry history, and working on her Masters in creative writing. In her spare time she enjoys multi-day tramping, mountaineering, scuba diving, skiing and lying on the couch.

Hazel Phillips: The Stiff Room

Care of the body after death: Close the mouth before the body starts to stiffen. If the mouth will not stay shut, you may use tape around the face, under the chin and up to the top of the head.