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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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Author Genres

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


Melvin Fechner

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction, Poetry,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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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 […]

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Mike Dumbleton

Genres: Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Picture Books,

Availability: School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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Patrick Allington

Genres: Essays/Articles, Food, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction,

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

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

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Penny Walter

Genres: Childrens,

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

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 […]

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Peter Mulraney

Genres: Murder Mystery/Detective, Non-fiction,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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Phillip Kavanagh

Availability: Mentoring,

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 […]

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Portia Stanton-Noble (Portia Stanton-Noble)

Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, Erotic, Murder Mystery/Detective, Romance,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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 […]

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Reece Pocock

Genres: Crime, Film/TV, Genre Fiction, Historical, Junior Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Picture Books, Short Stories, Thriller,

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

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 […]

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