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Sharon Mascall-dare

Genres: Auto/Biography, Non-fiction,

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Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare is a writer and broadcaster specialising in military identity and culture. She began her career as a BBC European Affairs correspondent then moved to Australia in 1999. In the past 30 years she has written and produced a number of award-winning documentaries for the BBC World Service […]

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Steve Bell

Genres: Adventure, Essays/Articles, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller, Travel,

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Steve Bell has survived an adventurous life as a climber, soldier, entrepreneur, mountain guide, and public speaker. The author of two books, his writing has been published in outdoor magazines in the UK, USA, and Australia. He is currently working on a memoir about Mt Everest, and a work of […]

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Stanley Thomson

Genres: Genre Fiction, Historical,

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Former Radio Broadcaster in Commercial radio and over 30 yrs with ABC Resides in Limestone Coast SA Volunteer Language Tutor Former Trustee with Country Arts SA Novel; 356,Recall the Truth, Fear the Perception (2021)

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Charlie Archbold

Genres: Contemporary, Genre Fiction, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Poetry, Young Adult,

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Charlie is an educator and writer. Her debut YA novel, Mallee Boys(2017), was a 2018 CBCA Honour book. Indigo Owl(2020) is a fast paced speculative fiction adventure. The Sugar Cane Kids and the Red Bottomed Boat, was shortlist for the Text Prize and will be out June 2022. Charlie is […]

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Tania Ingram

Genres: Childrens, Comedy, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Picture Books, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Tania Ingram is a children’s author of picture books, poetry and novels, including the wickedly funny Jinny and Cooper series. She enjoys visiting schools and festivals, sharing her love of books and stories with fun and interactive presentations. When she is not writing or reading, you can find her playing […]

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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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Portia Stanton-Noble (Portia Stanton-Noble)

Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, Erotic, Murder Mystery/Detective, Romance,

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Portia was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, to Estonian parents who migrated to Australia after World War II. She has worked in the retail, telecommunications and real estate sectors. Over the years, she has edited and written articles and reviews for various university student newspapers and independent publications. She […]

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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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Estelle Woods

Genres: Auto/Biography, Women's,

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Estelle’ Woods is a perpetual student of all forms of healing, spirituality, and self-development. Barely out of her teens she married the love of her life and immigrated to Australia. She obtained as nursing degree, post-graduate qualifications in self-management and various complementary modalities. Estelle’ has dedicated her life to helping […]

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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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verity laughton

Genres: Childrens, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Young Adult,

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Dr Verity Laughton is an award-winning Adelaide-based poet and playwright of more than 30 professionally produced works. Her work has been produced locally, nationally and internationally. Her most recent works are the verbatim theatre piece Long Tan, (Brink Productions, April 2017), published by Currency Press, and The Red Cross Letters, […]

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Caroline Reid

Genres: Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Experimental, Film/TV, Humour, Poetry, Short Stories, Theatre, Women's,

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Mentorship areas: poetry, spoken word, short fiction, theatre, experimental Caroline Reid is an award-winning writer who works in multiple mediums and regularly performs her work. Her plays have been performed in international festivals, broadcast and published (Prayer to an Iron God, Currency Press 2010). Siarad, her debut collection of poetry […]

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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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Helmine Kemp (H.R. Kemp)

Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Genre Fiction, Thriller,

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I live in Adelaide and Deadly Secrets is my debut political thriller novel. I have had short stories published in a UK anthology ‘When Stars Will Shine’ and in the UK Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine. I have a Grad. Cert in creative writing, a Bsc (Chemistry) and a Grad Dip […]

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