Our Authors

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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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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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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Speaking Engagements

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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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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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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Assessments Mentoring

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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