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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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Matthew Tait

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

A vociferous horror columnist since 2005, Matthew Tait published his first collection of dark fiction in 2011. Since then, he has twice been nominated for the Australian Shadows Award. Described as writing ‘the sort of horror Clive Barker must read on his days off’ Matthew’s fiction often treads the line […]

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Alan Tucker

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Alan Tucker is a previous winner of the CBC Book of the Year, nonfiction award for his illustrated book, Iron in the Blood. Since winning that award he has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history: the Bombing of Darwin, Cyclone Tracy and Atomic Testing in SA. His […]

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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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Gillian Rubenstein

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

Gillian has won the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year twice, for Beyond The Labyrinth and Foxspell, and has had several books listed as Honour Books in the same awards, as well as many shortlistings for these and other awards. She has won the Festival Award twice (for Space Demons and Beyond the Labyrinth), the New […]

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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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Portia Stanton-Noble (Portia Stanton-Noble)

Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, Erotic, Murder Mystery/Detective, Romance,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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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Jo Case

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction,

Availability: Mentoring,

Jo Case is a writer, editor and the author of a memoir, Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger’s. She’s had two personal essays published in anthologies (Mothermorphosis, edited by Monica Dux, published by MUP, and Rebellious Daughters, edited by Lee Kofman and Maria Katsonis, published by Ventura […]

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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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Lisa L. Hannett

Availability: Assessments,

Lisa L. Hannett has had over 75 short stories appear in venues including Clarkesworld, Fantasy, Weird Tales, Apex, The Dark and Year’s Best anthologies in Australia, Canada and the US. She has won four Aurealis Awards, including Best Collection for her first book, Bluegrass Symphony, which was also nominated for […]

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Peter Mulraney

Genres: Murder Mystery/Detective, Non-fiction,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

Peter Mulraney is a creative writer and thinker based in Adelaide, Australia.

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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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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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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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Lauren Bevilacqua

Availability: Assessments,

After training as an editor in 2016, Lauren now works with authors to draw out the best in their stories. Lauren’s manuscript assessments aim to provide encouraging feedback that balances highlighting what writers are doing well with giving practical insights to help writers take their writing further. Lauren is a […]

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