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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,

Availability: Mentoring, Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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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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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Jake Dean

Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Humour, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Travel,

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Jake Dean is a writer and waverider living on Kaurna land in Maslin Beach. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, Surfing World, Slam Skateboarding Magazine, VICE, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Junkee, Broadsheet, Great Ocean Quarterly, Mindful Parenting, White Horses and others. He also writes short […]

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Lana Guineay

Genres: Literary Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Non-fiction,

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Lana Guineay is a writer who lives by the sea in Adelaide. Her debut Dark Wave won the 2020 Viva La Novella prize. Her non-fiction has been published widely, and her award-winning fiction has appeared in Going Down Swinging, Anthology of Australasian Stories, and the 2019 Swinburne Microfiction award. She […]

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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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Karen J Carlisle

Genres: Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Paranormal, Science Fiction,

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Karen J Carlisle was short-listed in Australian Literature Review’s 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. Her first novella, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, was published in 2015 and her short stories have featured in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe, ‘A Trail of Tales’, and the ‘Where’s Holmes’ and ‘Deadsteam’ anthologies. Karen lives […]

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