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Lindy Warrell (na)

Publican’s daughter and anthropologist, Lindy has lived and worked among people of diverse backgrounds and dispositions all of her life. A late-in-life poet with poems published in journals and online plus a chapbook, Ol’ Girl Can Drive (Picaro Poets). She has recently completed one novel, On Gidgee Plains, set in the far north of SA, […]

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Lisa L. Hannett

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 a World Fantasy Award. Her […]

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Lisa Stanbridge

Award-winning author Lisa Stanbridge has been writing ever since she could string sentences together. She writes sweet contemporary romance and romantic comedies about real people going through real struggles who want their HEA. She lives in Adelaide with her very supportive husband, who’s always by her side at writing events. When she’s not writing, she […]

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Liz Harfull

Liz is an award-winning journalist and author specialising in biography, popular and social history, with a particular focus on food history, farming and rural communities. A Churchill Fellow in rural communications, she has also worked as a journalist and freelance writer for more than 30 years, and is a former president of the Australian Council […]

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Lynette Washington

Lynette Washington is a writer, editor, manuscript assessor and teacher of creative and professional writing. Her stories have been published widely and performed at events such as Spineless Wonders Presents and Quart Short Literary Readings. In 2014 she edited the story collection, Breaking Beauty. In 2017 she co-edited the story collection, Crush. Plane Tree Drive, […]

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Margot McGovern

Margot McGovern is a YA author with a creative writing PhD from Flinders University. Her debut novel Neverland was shortlisted for the Text Prize and Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Over the course of her career she has worked as a book seller, reviewer and manuscript assessor, and runs regular writing workshops. In 2019-2020 she […]

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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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