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HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Speaking Engagements Authors

Tracy Crisp

Genres: Auto/Biography, Comedy, Essays/Articles, Humour, Literary Fiction, Theatre, Women's,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

Tracy writes across platforms as varied as stand-up, novels, storytelling and memoir. As a regular participant at readings and other events (including her new show, Pearls, at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018) she is known for work that brings a potent mix of humour and poignancy to any event. She […]

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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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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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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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Mike Dumbleton

Genres: Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Picture Books,

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MIKE DUMBLETON is an award-winning writer of children’s books. Nine of Mike’s titles have been selected as ‘Notable Books’ by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). His books range from the humorous Santa’s Hi-Tech Christmas and Muddled-up Farm, (Speech Pathology Book of the Year), to the sensitive Passing On […]

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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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