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Below is a list of our South Australian authors who are SA Writers Centre members. You can find out more about them and check out their latest work by clicking on the link.

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Adventure · Australiana · Auto/Biography · Childrens · Comedy · Contemporary · Crime · Erotic · Essays/Articles · Experimental · Fantasy · Film/TV · Food · Genre Fiction · Historical · Horror · Humour · Indigenous · Internet/Web · Junior Fiction · Literary Fiction · Middle Childhood · Multicultural · Murder Mystery/Detective · Non-fiction · Paranormal · Picture Books · Poetry · Radio · Romance · Science Fiction · Short Stories · Theatre · Thriller · Travel · Verse Novel · Women's · Young Adult

Author Availability

Assessments · Mentoring · Readings · School Visits · Speaking Engagements


David Mortimer

Genres: Poetry,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

  David Mortimer writes poetry to speak aloud and carry in the mind. His collection Magic Logic (Puncher & Wattmann 2012) is called ‘a delightful book’ by Judith Beveridge, who commends ‘the sense of wonder’, ‘the imaginative play’ and ‘the vigour of the syntax’. Steve Evans talks of the ‘spacious […]

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Eddy Pengelly

Genres: Non-fiction,

Eddy grew up in Adelaide. He is a self-published author, and the second researcher to investigate the claim that physical proof of Evidence of Time Travel Back to the Past has been Found in many Ancient Texts. Conducting comprehensive research since 2003, Eddy confirmed this claim, and now presents his […]

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Elizabeth Stevens

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Humour, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Paranormal, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult,

Availability: Assessments, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Writer. Reader. Perpetual student. Nerd. I am a full-time writer and PhD candidate (in YA Indie Book Marketing) with 30+ published books and a passion for all things storytelling. I’ve placed in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards twice (one a Silver medal). I am an avid fan of British comedy […]

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Estelle Woods

Genres: Auto/Biography, Women's,

Availability: Speaking Engagements,

Estelle’ Woods is a perpetual student of all forms of healing, spirituality, and self-development. Barely out of her teens she married the love of her life and immigrated to Australia. She obtained as nursing degree, post-graduate qualifications in self-management and various complementary modalities. Estelle’ has dedicated her life to helping […]

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Gill D. Anderson

Genres: Erotic, Genre Fiction, Thriller, Women's,

Gill was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and immigrated to Adelaide, South Australia in 2004 with her husband and two daughters. Gill has a Social Work background and currently works in a corporate role in the field of Child Protection. Gill has a background in managing and understanding trauma, violence and […]

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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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Gina Dawson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Short Stories, Young Adult,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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Hayley Morton

Genres: Picture Books,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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Heather Millar

Genres: Auto/Biography, Non-fiction,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring,

Freelance journalist/accredited editor/ghostwriter. Former managing editor at Hardie Grant Publishing, Melbourne, and John Brown Publishing, London. Ghostwriter of an award-winning memoir, and a range of life stories. Published in Health Agenda, Vital Health, medicSA, Country Style, Fleurieu Living, Sydney Morning Herald and more.

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Heather Taylor Johnson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Women's,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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