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Karen Wyld

Genres: Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Indigenous, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction,

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Karen Wyld is an author and freelance writing living on the coast south of Adelaide. Karen has published numerous works of fiction, narrative non fiction, articles and reviews. And has appeared at writers and readers festivals around Australia. She has presented writing workshops, judged literary awards and been a peer […]

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Scott Zarcinas

Genres: Genre Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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Dr. Scott Zarcinas is the Director of DoctorZed Publishing (est. 2006) and founder of The Business of Writing School (est. 2015). He is the author of 8 books, including Samantha Honeycomb and Your Natural State of Being. As a publisher he has edited more than 40 books and overseen the […]

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Ben Stubbs

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction, Travel,

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I am a non-fiction an travel writer who has recently moved into academia. I have published numerous articles and essays for the Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin and Griffith Review. My first book, Ticket to Paradise, about my search for the Australian colony in Paraguay was published by Harper Collins in […]

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Roger Monk

Genres: Crime,

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Many years in banking to bank secretary. University of S.A. specialising in organisational behaviour and psychological implications of business practices. Supervisor of masters and Ph.D. students. Many years overseas research and lecturing. Doctorate in organisational psychology. Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Aust’asia. Numerous academic papers. Three crime novels published.    

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Patrick Allington

Genres: Essays/Articles, Food, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction,

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Patrick Allington is a writer, editor, researcher and academic from the Adelaide foothills, in South Australia.

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Marianne Malthouse (Marianne Glenton)

Genres: Historical, Romance,

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Marianne Malthouse was born in London, and has since lived in Zambia and Australia.

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Peter Mulraney

Genres: Murder Mystery/Detective, Non-fiction,

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Peter Mulraney is a creative writer and thinker based in Adelaide, Australia.

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Reece Pocock

Genres: Crime, Film/TV, Genre Fiction, Historical, Junior Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Picture Books, Short Stories, Thriller,

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Reece Pocock is an Australian crime and historical fiction writer with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from Adelaide College of Arts. He served in the army before embarking on a business career, afterwards he worked in finance before taking on a career as a novelist. Won first prize […]

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Cheryl Adnams

Genres: Romance, Women's,

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Cheryl Adnams lives in Adelaide, South Australia. After discovering a love of writing in high school, she went on to complete courses in screenplay writing and a Diploma of Freelance Travel Writing and Photography.

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Lynette Washington

Genres: Essays/Articles, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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Lynette Washington is a writer, editor, manuscript assessor and teacher of creative and professional writing. Her stories have been published widely and performed at events such as Spineless Wonders Presents and Quart Short Literary Readings. In 2014 she edited the story collection, Breaking Beauty. In 2017 she co-edited the story […]

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Jenny Toune

Genres: Experimental, Fantasy, Poetry, Women's,

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Jenny is an emerging writer whose work has appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2014 she was awarded the Cowley Literary Award for her short story: ‘Can’t Say No to a Dying Man’. Her collaborative verse novel: Shedding Sin, was released in May 2013, and Some Call It Abuse, […]

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Hayley Morton

Genres: Picture Books,

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Hayley is the author of: Captain Plop’s Water Saving Mission (2009), Captain Plop: the desalination adventure (2010), Thinkbeings (2012) and Captain Plop and the tour de recycle (2013) She is editing her first novel, due late 2017 / early 2018. Her day job is a Librarian & School Education Specialist […]

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Ben Brooker

Genres: Essays/Articles, Internet/Web, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Theatre,

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Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, and Daily Review. Ben was a featured playwright at the Emerging Writers’ Festival Adelaide Roadshow in September 2014, and at the National Play Festival in Adelaide […]

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Valerie Volk

Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Valerie Volk is the award winning author of four books: In Due Season, a collection of poems, (CALEB Poetry Prize 2010) , a verse novel called A Promise of Peaches, and a dark and twisted modern version of Grimms’ stories, Even Grimmer Tales. Her fourth book, Passion Play – the […]

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Jill Schedneck

Genres: Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Travel, Women's,

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Jillian Schedneck lived in the United Arab Emirates for two years, teaching English literature and creative writing at universities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She is the author of the memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights, published by Pan Macmillan in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Australian and American literary […]

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