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Gina Dawson

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 and February 2020.

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Hayley Frazer

An artist, writer, and storyteller, Hayley published at the tender age of 15, , Something A Little Different, and in 2023 released See The Kindness. Hayley has presented at education expos, bullying workshops, and school speeches to library talks, as well as interactive storytelling sessions in conjunction with Tea Tree Gully Council’s Youth Development Team.

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Hayley Morton

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 with SA Water. She loves […]

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Picture Books

Heather Millar

Heather Millar is a life story writer, biographer and ghostwriter based in Adelaide, South Australia. She is also an accredited editor specialising in memoir. A former managing editor at publishing companies in London and Melbourne and a freelance journalist, Heather has always enjoyed interviewing people and weaving their thoughts and memories together into a coherent […]

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Heather Taylor Johnson

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 will be out in 2021 […]

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Helmine Kemp (H.R. Kemp)

I live in Adelaide and Deadly Secrets is my debut political thriller novel. I have had short stories published in a UK anthology ‘When Stars Will Shine’ and in the UK Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine. I have a Grad. Cert in creative writing, a Bsc (Chemistry) and a Grad Dip Education. My career spanned roles […]

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Speaking Engagements

Ian Gibbins

Ian Gibbins is a widely published poet, video artist and electronic musician with four collections of poetry, all in collaboration with artists. His video and audio work has featured in gallery exhibitions, public art commissions, performances and international festivals. He previously was a neuroscientist and professor of anatomy.

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J V Birch

J V Birch is a British-born Australian poet living on Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia. Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Balancing Act and Other Poems (named after her poem), Sentinel Champions, Australian Love Poems, The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts, Australian Poetry Anthology, The Hunter Writers Centre Grieve Anthology and Red Room Poetry’s Writing Water. Her work has […]

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Jake Dean

Jake Dean is a writer and waverider living on Kaurna land in Maslin Beach. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, Surfing World, Slam Skateboarding Magazine, VICE, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Junkee, Broadsheet, Great Ocean Quarterly, Mindful Parenting, White Horses and others. He also writes short fiction and is slowly tapping […]

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Jane Turner Goldsmith

Jane Turner Goldsmith is a writer, psychologist and teacher. Her novel Poinciana (Wakefield Press, 2006) was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Prize. She has published short stories, poetry, flash pieces and children’s fiction and edited a non-fiction anthology of adoption stories. She has worked as a content writer for the Black Dog Institute, taught fiction writing […]

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Janeen Brian

Janeen is an award-winning children’s author whose work ranges from picture books, junior fiction, nonfiction, novels and poetry. Apart from her 70 + books published in trade and educational, she also writes for children’s magazines in Australia and the USA and has had over 100 stories, poems, articles and plays published. Her poems are included in 14 […]

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School Visits

Jason Fischer

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 Ticonderoga Publications. He has a […]

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Jenny Toune

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, her poetry collection, was published […]

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Jill Schedneck

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 journals such as Wet Ink, Quadrant, LinQ, Redivider, Brevity, Fourth […]

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Jo Case

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 Press) and is currently writing […]

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