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Tricia Stringer

Genres: Australiana, Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Women's,

Availability: Speaking Engagements,

Tricia Stringer is a bestselling and award-winning Australian author. She writes rural romance, historical saga and women’s fiction. Tricia lives in the beautiful Copper Coast region of South Australia her base for exploring Australia’s diverse communities and landscapes, and sharing her passion for the country and its people through her […]

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Leisl Leighton

Availability: Mentoring,

Mentorship areas: genre fiction (romance, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, YA); historical fiction; women’s fiction; memoir Leisl Leighton is the award winning and nominated author of eight paranormal romance novels and novellas and four romantic suspense novels. She has a background in theatre and cabaret as a performer, script writer, musical director, […]

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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,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Valerie Volk

Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Valerie Volk is the award winning author of four books: In Due Season, a collection of poems, (CALEB Poetry Prize 2010) , a verse novel called A Promise of Peaches, and a dark and twisted modern version of Grimms’ stories, Even Grimmer Tales. Her fourth book, Passion Play – the […]

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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,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Teresa Podemska – Abt

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

Availability: Assessments, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Marianne Malthouse (Marianne Glenton)

Genres: Historical, Romance,

Availability: Readings,

Marianne Malthouse was born in London, and has since lived in Zambia and Australia.

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Susan Errington

Genres: Genre Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction,

Susan Errington’s first novel, Olive Street, was short listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for First Fiction. Olive Street has also been published in the Netherlands as Nacht in Olive Street. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Smashed and Penguin Summer Short Stories 2, as well […]

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Margot McGovern

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult,

Availability: Mentoring,

Margot McGovern is a YA author with a creative writing PhD from Flinders University. Her debut novel Neverland was shortlisted for the Text Prize and Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Over the course of her career she has worked as a book seller, reviewer and manuscript assessor, and runs regular […]

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Christine Bailey

Chris has worked for the South Australia Department for Education for 40 years, teaching students from pre-school to Year 12 and designing and facilitating professional development in oracy, language and literacy. Her teaching experience overseas as well as involvement in Cambridge University-Education Faculty’s research into dialogic teaching and the development […]

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Allayne Webster

Genres: Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Availability: Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Allayne Webster is a Children’s/Young Adult Author. Allayne’s first YA novel, ‘Our Little Secret’, was longlisted for a Golden Inky, and her second publication, ‘Barnesy’, a junior fiction novel illustrated by Tom Jellett, was selected for the Premier’s Reading Challenges across Australia. Allayne’s second YA novel, ‘Stresshead’, was released to […]

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Amy T Matthews

Amy T Matthews is an award-winning novelist who lectures in Creative Writing at Flinders University. She also writes historical romance under the name Tess LeSue.

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Sean Williams

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Crime, Fantasy, Film/TV, Horror, Poetry, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

Availability: Readings,

Number one New York Times-bestselling author, Sean Williams has been called ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ for the diversity of his output, which spans fantasy, science fiction, horror and even the odd poem. He has published thirty-five novels and seventy-five short stories. These include works for adults (Philip […]

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Jill Schedneck

Genres: Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Travel, Women's,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Jillian Schedneck lived in the United Arab Emirates for two years, teaching English literature and creative writing at universities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She is the author of the memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights, published by Pan Macmillan in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Australian and American literary […]

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Scott Zarcinas

Genres: Genre Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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