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John Duthie (Adrian Smith)

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 own memoir about living with […]

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John Duthie (Wheelchair John)

I was hit by a tree in 2009, breaking my spine and many bones. Upon my arrival in rehabilitation, I started writing my memoir ‘Alive and not Kicking’. I’ve written and published various books, including 25 stories of people living with a disability, an illustrated children’s book about a cat, and many puzzle books (colouring, […]

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John Neylon

John Neylon is a visual arts writer and curator and previously Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005). He has worked as a media arts writer in Adelaide since the 1980s and is currently art critic for The Adelaide Review and The Melbourne Review. He is the 2014 winner of the […]

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Judith C Deane-Freeman

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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Judith Steele

Judith Steele is co-author (with Moira Mcauliffe) of Fighting Monsters (Vaughan Willoughby, Melbourne, 1998). She was twice winner of the Dymocks Northern Territory Red Earth Poetry Prize (2001, 2002). Her poetry or prose has appeared in Northern Territory and South Australian publications, in Gobshite Quarterly (Portland, Oregon), Tema (Zagreb), and in webzines including The Animist, […]

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Juliet Lever

Juliet is a self-published best-selling author of teaching memoir Relaunch My Life (2016) and Evolve Your Mind (2023). She teaches NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) globally and also helps coaches and entrepreneurs self-publish through Amazon. She hosts an annual Writing retreat in Kings Beach, SA and runs the ‘Birth Your Book’ evergreen program.

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Karen J Carlisle

Karen J Carlisle was short-listed in Australian Literature Review’s 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. Her first novella, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, was published in 2015 and her short stories have featured in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe, ‘A Trail of Tales’, and the ‘Where’s Holmes’ and ‘Deadsteam’ anthologies. Karen lives in Adelaide with her family […]

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Karen Wyld

Karen Wyld is an author and freelance writing living on the coast south of Adelaide. Karen has published numerous works of fiction, narrative non fiction, articles and reviews. And has appeared at writers and readers festivals around Australia. She has presented writing workshops, judged literary awards and been a peer on literature grants panels. Her […]

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Kate Loveday

Kate Loveday grew up in the seaside suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia with a love of books, and always wanted to write. She has worked in real estate and building, as an office manager, and finally as a natural/ beauty therapist, running her own natural therapy business with husband Peter. When not writing, she enjoys […]

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Lana Guineay

Lana Guineay is a writer who lives by the sea in Adelaide. Her debut Dark Wave won the 2020 Viva La Novella prize. Her non-fiction has been published widely, and her award-winning fiction has appeared in Going Down Swinging, Anthology of Australasian Stories, and the 2019 Swinburne Microfiction award. She edited Wake, an anthology of […]

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Larissa Ferenchuk

Larissa Ferenchuk is a children’s picture book author who lives in Adelaide. Her debut picture book, Two Rabbits, published by EK Books will be released in February 2024. When she is not scribbling down story ideas, Larissa works in a preschool with some very creative 4 and 5 year old children.

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Lauren Bevilacqua

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 member of Writers SA as […]

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Lauren Foley

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 won Highly Commended South Australian Entry in Lip […]

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Leisl Leighton

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, stage and tour manager, and […]

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Lian Hearn

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 for his Pillow, Brilliance of the […]

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