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Assessments · Mentoring · Readings · School Visits · Speaking Engagements

 

Sumudu Narayana

Availability: Mentoring,

Sumudu is a freelance editor, beta reader and general book addict. Sumudu is passionate about words and the power of stories in our lives, and is strongly committed to preserving a writer’s style, voice, and creative insight in all projects she works on. Sumudu has a background in biomedical science […]

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Meredith Appleyard

Meredith lives in the Clare Valley wine-grape growing region of South and writes Australian Rural Fiction with a medical flavour. After a diverse nursing career Meredith has put away her stethoscope and is now a full-time writer. Her next two books have been contracted by Penguin Books Australia. Meredith is […]

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Jason Fischer

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Fantasy, Horror, Humour, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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

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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Tania Ingram

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

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Samantha Battams

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Crime, Historical, Non-fiction, Short Stories,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Jenny Toune

Genres: Experimental, Fantasy, Poetry, Women's,

Availability: Readings,

Jenny is an emerging writer whose work has appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2014 she was awarded the Cowley Literary Award for her short story: ‘Can’t Say No to a Dying Man’. Her collaborative verse novel: Shedding Sin, was released in May 2013, and Some Call It Abuse, […]

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Anne-Marie Smith

  Anne-Marie Smith’s a French Australian linguist.  She loves writing about multicultural experiences.  She spent years teaching English in a multilingual context.  Taught in Zambia, gained a TESL Diploma and a Doctorate in linguistics with the University of Papua New Guinea where she lived and worked.  Taught in Western Australia, […]

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Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh

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

Availability: Mentoring, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

  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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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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Reece Pocock

Genres: Crime, Film/TV, Genre Fiction, Historical, Junior Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Picture Books, Short Stories, Thriller,

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

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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Anne Bartlett

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

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements,

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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Philippa (Pip) Williams

Pip is the author of the novel, ‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’, and the memoir, ‘One Italian Summer’ – both published by Affirm Press.  Pip is also co-author of the book ‘Time Bomb: Work Rest and Play in Australia Today’. She has published travel articles, book reviews, flash fiction and […]

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Vanessa Forsyth (VK Tritschler)

Genres: Australiana, Paranormal, Romance, Women's,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Penny Walter

Genres: Childrens,

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

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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Lian Hearn

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language and many trips to Japan. This fascination culminated in Lian writing Across the Nightingale Floor which is the first in the Tales of the Otori series. Grass […]

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