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Cecelia Hopkins (Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer)

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Historical, Horror, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's, Young Adult,

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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is the hyphenation of Cecelia’s birth and former married name. Cecelia writes poetry, fiction and literary criticism. Her MA project focused on H.P. Lovecraft while her M. Lett project investigated fairy tale motifs in 19th-Century literature. Cecelia has contributed to a number of anthologies and journals with various […]

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Sarah Lambert (Sarah Jane Justice)

Genres: Genre Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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In spoken word, Sarah Jane Justice competed at the Sydney Opera House as national finalist in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam and has presented twice at Adelaide Writer’s Week. Her poetry and fiction have been published by Capsule Stories, The Bombay Review, and Eerie River Publishing, to name a few. […]

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Elizabeth Stevens

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Humour, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Paranormal, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Writer. Reader. Perpetual student. Nerd. I am a full-time writer and PhD candidate (in YA Indie Book Marketing) with 30+ published books and a passion for all things storytelling. I’ve placed in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards twice (one a Silver medal). I am an avid fan of British comedy […]

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Vanessa Forsyth (VK Tritschler)

Genres: Australiana, Paranormal, Romance, Women's,

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VK Tritschler is a full-time busy body and part-time imagination conjurer. She lives on the amazing Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, having moved there from her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. She has a wonderful set of amazing writers who support her in the form of Eyre Writers, and in […]

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John Duthie (Adrian Smith)

Genres: Auto/Biography,

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John ran projects for SA Police at the time of his accident. A question popped into his head… ‘Why are memoirs only written about famous people? He gathered twenty-five stories of unknown people with varying disabilities or disorders, and published the book ‘The Eighteen Point Five’. He is writing his […]

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Christina Soong

Genres: Auto/Biography, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Film/TV, Food, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Travel,

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Christina is an award-winning writer. She was co-editor of Adelaide university’s student newspaper, On Dit, in 1996. Afterwards, she worked in London, Leeds, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Shanghai in senior marketing/management roles and freelanced for magazines. Whilst on maternity leave, she started an award-winning food & travel blog, The Hungry […]

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Penny Walter

Genres: Childrens,

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Born and raised in the Adelaide Hills, and currently residing there with my family. With a background in early childhood education, I have always been passionate about infant mental health and wellbeing. An Unexpected Outcome is my first published book, and whilst it is written from my personal experience, it’s […]

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Bronwyn Tilley (Bronwyn Stuart)

Genres: Genre Fiction, Romance, Women's,

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Bronwyn is an author of historical and contemporary romance. She lives in the Adelaide hills with her family and menagerie – www.bronwynstuart.com Her side hustle includes blurb help for self-publishing authors and contest style feedback on submissions packages for those looking at the traditional markets – www.iblurbed.com

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Matthew Tait

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction,

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A vociferous horror columnist since 2005, Matthew Tait published his first collection of dark fiction in 2011. Since then, he has twice been nominated for the Australian Shadows Award. Described as writing ‘the sort of horror Clive Barker must read on his days off’ Matthew’s fiction often treads the line […]

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Ian Gibbins

Genres: Experimental, Film/TV, Internet/Web, Poetry,

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Ian Gibbins is a widely published poet, video artist and electronic musician with four collections of poetry, all in collaboration with artists. His video and audio work has featured in gallery exhibitions, public art commissions, performances and international festivals. He previously was a neuroscientist and professor of anatomy.

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Samantha Battams

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Crime, Historical, Non-fiction, Short Stories,

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Dr Samantha Battams is a non-fiction author and has published a true crime tale on a 19th C serial murderess (The Secret Art of Poisoning, 2019) and an upcoming book (with Les Parsons) on Pioneer Aviator Captain Harry Butler (The Red Devil, 2019). Samantha is also an Associate Professor in […]

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Gina Dawson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Gina is a qualified teacher and counsellor with a passion for writing books for children and young adults that educate on personal growth and social issues. She also works part-time as a ghost writer, proof reader and assisting folk to write memoirs. Her sixth and seventh books, New Holland Publishers, were released in January […]

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Teresa Podemska – Abt

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Teresa Podemska – Abt is a philologist/poet-writer/translator and a researcher-member of AIATSIS. She holds PhD, BEd, MEd – course/w. and MA degrees from Unis of South Australia, Adelaide and Wrocław. She creates in many genres, won a range of literary and academic prizes and has been published in Poland, Australia […]

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Lauren Foley

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Film/TV, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Travel, Women's,

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Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. Her stories are published internationally. Credits include: Overland, The Irish Times, Award Winning Australian Writing, Lighthouse, Gorse and No Alibis. Her first publication was the short story ‘Squiggly Arse Crack’ in the 2014 Margaret River Anthology, following its shortlisting for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. She […]

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Jason Fischer

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Fantasy, Horror, Humour, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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Jason Fischer has won an Aurealis Award and the Writers of the Future Contest, and he has been on shortlists in other awards such as the Ditmars and the Australian Shadows. He is the author of dozens of short stories, and his collection “Everything is a Graveyard” is available from […]

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