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Marianne Malthouse (Marianne Glenton)

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

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Matthew Tait

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 between the familiar and the […]

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Melanie Pryor

Melanie Pryor is a literary nonfiction writer living and working on Kaurna land. Her short memoir has been published in Meanjin, Southerly, and Lip, and her fiction on wine bottles as part of the Overland/Short Story Prize in 2015. In 2017 she received the inaugural highly commended award in the AAWP Chapter One Prize, where […]

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Melvin Fechner

Melvin co-wrote two books with their ex-spouse for Wakefield Press. They are also a former newspaper library researcher for News Ltd in Adelaide. Currently Melvin is a citizen journalist for the Independent Australia news website and recently won a residency from ArtMusicDesign Barossa for their writing. Melvin is prolific on Twitter and Instagram and on […]

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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 one of the organisers of […]

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Mike Dumbleton

MIKE DUMBLETON is an award-winning writer of children’s books. Nine of Mike’s titles have been selected as ‘Notable Books’ by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). His books range from the humorous Santa’s Hi-Tech Christmas and Muddled-up Farm, (Speech Pathology Book of the Year), to the sensitive Passing On (CBCA Shortlisted Book). His work […]

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Natalie Pearce

Natalie loves writing almost as much as she loves reading. She loves some paranormal fun and believes all stories should contain at least a little romance and a dash of humour! Natalie has worked in several government office jobs but decided to ditch the cubicle to follow her dream of writing full-time. Don’t Fade Away: […]

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Patrick Allington

Patrick Allington is a writer, editor, researcher and academic from the Adelaide foothills, in South Australia.

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Penny Walter

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 aimed at helping the many […]

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Peter Mulraney

Peter Mulraney is a creative writer and thinker based in Adelaide, 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 poetry. Pip lives in the […]

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Phillip Kavanagh

Mentorship areas: playwriting; memoir; humour; adaptation Phillip Kavanagh is a playwright based in Adelaide. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Flinders University, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art (Playwriting) at NIDA. Phillip has been awarded the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, Jill […]

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Portia Stanton-Noble (Portia Stanton-Noble)

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 currently lives with her son […]

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Reece Pocock

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 for his short story The […]

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Robert Moore

Robert Moore grew up on a hop and raspberry farm in New Norfolk, Tasmania and has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and the U. K.  He attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London in 1974 ‐1975 and has worked as a teacher, actor and community artist in South Australia […]

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