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Judith C Deane-Freeman

Genres: Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Women's,

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Grew up in rural and remote South Australia. Studied English, History and Philosophy for a BA at Flinders Uni. Trained and worked as a Registered Nurse. Self published three books of women’s fiction. Now working on a re imagining of the life and times of my great great grandmother.

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Barbara ( Anne) Martin (Elsa Brookfield)

Genres: Auto/Biography, Childrens, Food, Historical, Picture Books, Poetry, Travel,

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My name is Barbara (Anne) Martin also known as Barabra Anne Munday. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. I am a retired Registered Nurse/ Gerontic Practitioner/ Nursing Lecturer. I wrote and self published my first book called ‘A Jug full of Caring’ in 2008. I am now embarking on […]

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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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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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Melanie Pryor

Genres: Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Non-fiction, Travel,

Melanie Pryor is a literary nonfiction writer living and working on Kaurna land. Her short memoir has been published in Meanjin, Southerly, and Lip, and her fiction on wine bottles as part of the Overland/Short Story Prize in 2015. In 2017 she received the inaugural highly commended award in the […]

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Heather Taylor Johnson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Women's,

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Heather Taylor-Johnson’s second literary fiction novel, Jean Harley was Here, was short-listed for the Readings Prize for New Fiction, discussed on ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club and reviewed in the New York Times. It’s been optioned for a 7-part TV series, and she’s co-writing the screenplay. Her fifth poetry book […]

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Heather Millar

Genres: Auto/Biography, Non-fiction,

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Freelance journalist/accredited editor/ghostwriter. Former managing editor at Hardie Grant Publishing, Melbourne, and John Brown Publishing, London. Ghostwriter of an award-winning memoir, and a range of life stories. Published in Health Agenda, Vital Health, medicSA, Country Style, Fleurieu Living, Sydney Morning Herald and more.

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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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Tracy Crisp

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

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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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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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Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Film/TV, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

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  Bill is an award-winning writer/performer of stories, songs and plays. He’s a teacher and mentor through TAFE SA plus runs workshops in schools and communities. His first collection of stories, Beckom Pop. 64, was published in 1988, Old Yanconian Daze (1995), Looking for Dad, (1998). Then came Great Flying […]

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Anne Bartlett

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Women's,

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Anne Bartlett grew up in rural South Australia and studied English and Drama at Flinders University. She has worked variously as editor, ghostwriter, humour columnist, biographer, feature, and children’s writer, and taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her children’s book The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia […]

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