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Addison Russell

Addison Russell lives in Melbourne with her husband and Shih-Tzu Poodle and works in the education sector. She is inspired by her blended and extended family and likes to spend her spare time at the Murray...

Aileen Levy

Aileen Levy

Poetry is the stuff that doesn't reach the edges of paper'. Concise, that's me! A past member of The Fellowship of Australian Writers: Society of Women's Writers: The Sutherland Shire Writing Group: the...

Al Cochrane

Al Cochrane has a BA in English literature from La Trobe University. He has had a variety of jobs and is currently working as a backstage technician in theatres around Melbourne.

Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan was born in South Africa in 1950. After completing his national service, he graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1973. He moved to Australia in 1977 and lives in...

Alan Moore

Alan Moore is the younger son of a Methodist minister who started his working life as a missionary in southern Africa. Alan owes much of his interest in fictional writing to his mother who encouraged imaginativ...

Albert Shelling

Albert Shelling

Albert Shelling was born in Kalisz, a town in the southwest of Poland near the German border. His childhood was marred by the advent of World War II and the untimely death of his father in Siberia. It is now...

Albert Trajstman

Albert Trajstman

Albert Trajstman spent half a biblical lifespan working in science. He is the author of numerous publications that have appeared in learned scientific journals. Following a number of life changing events, he...

Ale Liubinas

Ale Liubinas was born in Lithuania. In 1944 she and her family fled from the Russians to the West. After the Second World War she lived in the refugee camps in Germany until she and her family migrated to...

Alexander Vassilieff

Alexander Vassilieff is a descendent of the colonists who are personified in his first epic novel - a biography of his family. Alex was born in Shanghai, China. At the age of three, he was taken to Harbin and...

Alison Lewis

Aison Lewis was born in Britain but has called Australia home for the past 19 years. She has lived in Scotland, travelled throughout Europe and has a special fascination for Italy, a place she hopes to visit...

Alison Taafe

Alison Taafe

Alison attributes much of her success as a chef to the vigorous training she received at the world-famous culinary school, Westminster Hotel School in London which boasts other celebrity ex-students such as...

Allan Pritt

Allan Pritt

A native of Cumbria, Allan came to Australia in 1966, as a ten-pound POM. He was a victim of the demise of the English coal industry, having worked for the National Coal Board for eleven years.After working for...

Allan Skerman

Allan Porter Skerman was born in Warwick in Queensland in 1917, taking his Christian name from his uncle, Allan Chesher Skerman who died of wounds on the Western front during the First World War in the same...

Allan Stanton

Allan Stanton

Allan Stanton was born in Brisbane in 1947. His early childhood and schooling followed his father?s postings as an Ampol rep to several Queensland country towns. His love of the game of golf saw him secure an...

Amanda Stuart

Amanda Stuart

In The Longest Journey: finding the true self Amanda Stuart describes how her clients have overcome a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety and depression, to find ‘the true self’ and...

Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis

Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis

Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis was born in 1935 in a provincial town in Western Macedonia but has lived in Melbourne, Australia since late 1959. She graduated from the Advanced School of Public Health in Athens in...

Andrew Dyhin

Andrew Dyhin

Andrew Dyhin is an author, engineer, project manager and innovator based in Melbourne. Day to day news, cross-referenced and viewed from outside the square, provides him with exciting material to formulate into...

Andrew Mudie

Andrew Mudie

Born and educated in London England, Andrew Mudie qualified professionally as a Civil Engineer gaining experience in both engineering design and the construction of major roads and marine projects throughout...

Andrew Pickford

Andrew Pickford

Andrew Pickford is based in Perth, Western Australia and works in the area of policy and strategy. In January 2010, he was appointed as the inaugural ISSA Indo-Pacific Managing Director to create and lead a...

Andrew Rice

To give you an idea of my background in writing I'd best go back to the beginning. As there was no beginning I'd best fast forward to my senior year at high school where for the first time, but definitely not...

Andrew Toth

Andrew Toth has been in active sales for nearly forty years. Very few authors on selling can claim this; they usually leave sales early and move into related fields. Andrew has taught many salespeople how to...

Andy Karam

Andy Karam

Andy Karam joined the US Navy in 1981, enlisting for submarine duty in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. An honor graduate from Machinists' Mate school in Great Lakes, Illinois, Andy reported to duty for Naval...

Angela Caterson

Born in Gladstone Queensland, Angela Caterson spent her childhood moving regularly from town to town with her family and police officer father. Exposure to warts and all humanity from living around police...

Ann Gillespie

Ann Gillespie

Ann left a nursing career to marry a farmer and spent many years with her growing family on the tablelands of northeastern Victoria at Strathbogie. A desire to learn the art of pottery led her through a...

Ann Lehtmets & Douglas Hoile

Ann Lehtmets & Douglas Hoile

Ann Lehtmets was born in southern Estonia in 1904 and educated at a girlsí college. She settled with her lawyer husband in Rakvere, Estoniaís third largest city. In 1941 she was arrested and transported to...

Ann Massey

Ann Massey was born in England but moved to Perth as a teenager, where she had a varied career working in education, newspapers and hospitality. Working first as marketing manager of Community Newspapers and...

Ann Tregenza

Ann Tregenza

Ann Tregenza is an established Australian poet who is a regular visitor on ABC radio. Her love affair with Greece commenced in 1961 whilst on a working holiday in Canada where she first became aware of...

Anne Frandi-Coory

Anne Frandi-Coory

Growing up in an orphanage and raised by strict Dominican nuns didn't prepare Anne well for the realities of life. But overcoming the continual threat of fire and brimstone, she escaped in her teens into an...

Annette Freeman

Annette Freeman

Annette Freeman has worked for almost thirty years as a trade marks lawyer with the same Sydney firm, where she has been a partner for the last ten years. The stories she could tell about that!  But John...

Ant Dry

Ant Dry

Ant Dry was born in Salisbury Southern Rhodesia, spent the first 23 years of his life in Rhodesia and most of the next 26 years in Zimbabwe. He now lives in Australia with his wife and four children.

Anthony La Riccia

Anthony La Riccia was born the second eldest in a family of six boys. While growing up, he developed an interest in reading everything from cookbooks and true crime to romance and adventure stories. His...

Anthony R. Jansen

Anthony Jansen holds a degree in Science and a PhD in the field of Cognitive Science. For as long as he can remember he has been fascinated by science and technology, and in particular the impact, both intended...

AR Puttee

AR Puttee

AR Puttee was born in 1978 in New South Wales, where the family lived for a few years before moving to Brisbane, Queensland. He now considers Brisvegas, Queensland to be his home. From the moment AR Puttee...

Arasa (Raja) Ratnam

Arasa (Raja) Ratnam

A Hindu and Christian ex-Malaysian Australian, with a residence of more than half a century in Australia, and participating fully (and therefore atypically) in Australian civil society (and at leadership...

Arlette Ravard Guedon

Arlette Ravard Guedon

Bio:Arlette Guedon was born in France during World War II, but has no recollection of those difficult times; the only remaining memory in her mind was the living situation of after the War. She grew up and...

Arnold Gilchrist

Arnold Gilchrist

Arnold Gilchrist lives in Melbourne with his wife, who is his caregiver in his terminal illness. Arnold?s university course was interrupted by the Second World War and his deployment to Bomber Command in the...

Aydan Turco

Aydan Turco

Aydan Turco was born in Melbourne in 1991. He completed his primary school education at St Francis of Assisi, Mill Park, and is currently attending Parade College, Bundoora for his secondary education. Aydan...

Ayshe Talay-Ongan

AT Ongan is an emeritus academic and still teaches in various forums. She is the author of three textbooks in developmental psychology. She lives in Sydney with her family and Simba, her cat. Turquoise is her...

B.K. McDonald

B.K.McDonald was born and raised in rural Victoria, Australia, and now lives in south east Melbourne.

Barbara Fitzgibbon

Barbara Fitzgibbon

Barbara Fitzgibbon lives in Kingscliff on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. She has also lived and worked in Queensland, the Northern Territory, the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, Israel, South Africa...

Barry Abley

BARRY ABLEY holds a Diploma of Education (Hawthorn Institute of Education), Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Queensland University of Technology) and Graduate Certificate in Health Economics (Monash...

Barry James

Barry James

Barry was born in Auckland, New Zealand and educated to university entrance level in the small King Country Township of Taumarunui where life bounded with adventure and risk.At the age of eighteen he suffered a...

Barry Wilkes

Barry Wilkes

Barry Wilks began working with a Sydney morning paper as a copy boy and then moved onto an apprenticeship in the plumbing and a lifetime working in the building trade. Eventually he became a chimney sweep in...

BD Sheidow

BD Sheidow lives on the lower North Shore of Sydney. While researching this book over the last twelve months, it became clear what is shown in a court of law is merely the tip of the iceberg, often hiding the...

Ben Kolsen

I was born in Sydney in ’63, but now reside in Brisbane. Around State of Origin time, I support the Caneroaches, or the Cocktoads. I was an avidly keen sporting type up until the moment I was bitten by...

Beverley Morley

Beverley Morley

Brisbane born, educated Loreto College, Beverley Morley graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Queensland, and as Beverley Shanahan, registered the first private ?Physiotherapy Centre? in...

Bill McGeever

Bill McGeever

Bill McGeever was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, in 1925. His father was a railway officer in the Traffic Branch of the Queensland Railways and was transferred frequently to various stations throughout the...

Billy Munro

Billy Munro

Soon after Billy Munro?s birth in Brisbane his family moved to Newcastle in New South Wales where his father was a stockman and racehorse trainer. Growing up in and around stables, Billy became an expert...

Bob Clarke

The author was born in England, Rochdale, Lancashire and was educated in Sale, Cheshire. Impelled by the necessity to start work and frustrated in attempts to obtain a journalism cadetship, he decided to become...

Bob Hill

Bob Hill

Bob Hill arrived in Thailand, his adopted home, in the early 1990s, intent on continuing a long career in film and television production. The transition from Australia and his native New Zealand had the...

Bob Mainwaring

Bob Mainwaring can trace his ancestry back to his farmer forebears who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1835 to help pioneer the fledgling colony. Their numerous descendants include farmers and professiona...

Bonita Gail

Bonita Gail was born 1970 in Orbost, the corn capital, East Gippsland, Victoria and spent the first twelve years growing up in Cabbage Tree Creek, a tiny blink and ya miss it town thirty minutes north along the...

Bradley Marshall

Bradley Marshall

Bradley Marshall was born in 1996. Like most boys his age, he enjoys swimming, tennis, mini golf and computer games. He also plays classical piano, performing solo at school concerts with a feeling that has to...

Brenda Joy Showers

Brenda Joy Showers

Brenda Joy Showers is an Australian natural therapist, working with healing for mind, body, soul and spirit. She believes that emotional healing is an essential element of restoring health to the physical and...

Brenda Meister

Brenda Meister

Brenda was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, and raised in nearby Cache Creek. She went on from post-secondary schooling to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Economics, from the University of British...

Brett Hallam

Brett Hallam

Brett Hallam was born in Dromana, Victoria. He lived in Melbourne until he was a teenager. He then moved, with his parents, to East Gippsland where he still lives and works. This is his first book.

Brian McFarlane

Brian McFarlane has had overlapping careers as secondary-school teacher, academic and writer. He is now Adjunct Associate Professor attached to the English Department of Monash University where he taught for...

Brian Meade

Brian Meade

Brian J. Meade is a medical research scientist. He specialises in the monitoring of patients with chronic illness who live in remote areas. He and his wife Elizabeth have travelled to (and worked in) various...

Brian Smith

Brian Smith was born and grew up in Melbourne, where he now lives with his wife, Josephine. They have two daughters and three granddaughters.Brian began his professional career as an engineer and finished it as...

Bruce Pippett

Bruce Pippett

Bruce Pippett lives in Melbourne, Australia. He currently teaches conversational English at a foreign language middle school in Beijing. A lawyer for 29 years he now wishes to pursue a career in literature....

Buddy Chamberlain

Buddy Chamberlain lives in Woodberry, a suburb near Maitland. He is the father of eight children, has twenty-three grandchildren plus a dozen or more great grandchildren. Buddy was a painter at the Port...

C A Poulter

C A Poulter

Colleen Poulter grew up in the turbulent 1970s in a poor ethnic working class suburban neighborhood, one of seven children born within a penniless immigrant family. Her parents were postwar migrants who arrived...

Carlo Fraiia

A deep thinker since childhood, Carlo Fraiia has been extremely connected and perceptive of the world around him throughout his life. He lives in Warrandyte, Melbourne, Australia. Secrets of Happy People is his...

Carmel Veronica Locaso

Carmel Veronica Locaso

Carmel Veronica Locaso was born in Melbourne on 18th January, 1968. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and a Diploma in Education. Since her early teens she has always had an interest in the...

Carolyn Angelin

Carolyn Angelin

Carolyn Angelin was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1965. She grew up in a dysfunctional family, so she looked forward to creating a picture perfect world of her own one day. Carolyn was swept off her feet...

Carolyn Pethick

Carolyn Pethick

t is now 2016 and I have recently retired from the Victoria Police Force after nearly thirty years of service. I have enjoyed much of my time during these thirty years and believe the police force is a great...

Cassandra Jose

Cassandra Jose was born in New Zealand in 1957 and has lived in Australia since the age of fourteen. She has worked as a social worker, a public sector manager and has run a fabric retail business. She holds a...

Caterina Ligato

Caterina Ligato

Caterina Ligato experienced the spirit realm for the first time at the age of three. As she grew older she realised this ?gift? of being able to see and communicate with spirits had its complications and...

Catherine A Wilson

Catherine A Wilson

‘My grandmother was a wonderful storyteller and I count myself fortunate to have been able to spend time with her and my great uncles and aunts, who loved nothing more than a good pot of tea with added...

Catherine Berriman

Catherine Berriman

Catherine Berriman is a philosopher and life coach. This book is a collection of her verses, poems and insights into how one can awaken to the truth of life and experience of great peace, happiness and...

Catherine Skipper

Catherine Skipper

On retirement, Catherine Skipper returned to university to pursue cinema studies. She reinvented herself as a reviewer of film, drama and most recently, of dance, as well as occasional curator of art exhibition...

Catherine T. Wilson

Catherine T. Wilson

‘My first lasting love? Hmm, I was fourteen when a friend handed me a book about a heroine in France during the 15th Century, and I fell in love with everything medieval. But maybe it didn’t start...

Cedric Hampson

Cedric Hampson

Cedric Hampson is an eminent Queen’s Counsel and former President of the Bar Association of Queensland. Educated in Queensland and at Oxford, he has had a career in the law spanning forty-nine years. He...

Cedric Hampson

Cedric Hampson

Cedric Hampson is an eminent Queen’s Counsel and former President of the Bar Association of Queensland. Educated in Queensland and at Oxford, he has had a career in the law spanning forty-nine years. He...

Charles Bridges Webb

Charles Bridges-Webb spent his early childhood as the son of a country doctor, and then grew up in Melbourne. He did medicine at the University of Melbourne, and from 1960 spent 15 years as a country general...

Chris Barfoot

Chris Barfoot

Co-author of Rubbish A complex amalgam of academic, scientist, engineer, artist, entrepreneur and father, Chris can be found wandering throughout Gippsland. He has published widely in obscure journals such...

Chris Edmonds

Chris Edmonds left school at the age of fifteen, then returned to study at age twenty-six and spent the following thirteen years completing high school and two degrees. She trained in the area of social work...

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Chris Jones was born in Malaysia, and travelled the world thanks to the Royal Australian Air Force. He eventually settled in Canberra to do the Professional Writing Course at the University of Canberra where he...

Chris McMahon

Chris McMahon

The youngest of eleven children, Chris lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Sandra and their three children, Aedan, Declan and Brigit. Chris is multi-published in Science Fiction and Fantasy and his...

Chrissie MacDonald

Chrissie MacDonald

Chrissie Macdonald was born forty something years ago in Islington, London. A congenital Arsenal supporter, Chrissie has comedy blood in her veins. Her great uncle was Jimmy Gold, of the Crazy Gang's Naughton...

Christian Clarke

Our life is a work in progress. We grow, we learn, and eventually we settle. Or do we? Do we ever really settle? We?re constantly re-evaluating our careers, relationships and finances. We pay off our houses,...

Christian Tamblyn

Christian Tamblyn

Chris Tamblyn was born in 1967 in Parramatta, Australia and was raised in the NSW county town of Kempsey. He joined the RAAF at age 16, where he became qualified as an Aircraft Engineer and also formed a...

Christine Baxter

Christine Baxter migrated to Australia from the UK with her parents and three siblings in 1957 and eventually settled in Melbourne, Victoria. She became a teacher of children with a disability, first...

Christine de Matos

Christine de Matos is a research fellow in the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong and has been researching the role of Australia in the Allied...

Christine Duncan aka T.J. Arryn

Christine Duncan aka T.J. Arryn

A passionate reader of the fantasy genre, T.J.Arryn has spent some twenty years researching creatures of mythology, their origins, their habits and associated environments, and exploring several areas of...

Christine M Knight

Christine M Knight

Christine Knight is a secondary teacher of English and Drama. She has taught in Australian schools in a number of states and territories. She lived in Alabama and Texas for a number of years. In addition to In...

Christine McCaffrie

Christine McCaffrie

Christine McCaffrie was born in Braidwood NSW. She lived there until the age of fourteen when her family moved to Canberra, where she completed high school. A teaching career that followed saw her working in...

Christine Perrott

Christine Perrott

Christine Perrott is a retired senior lecturer in teacher education and lives on the New England Tablelands in the regional city of Armidale, NSW, renowned for its education facilities at all levels. Her...

Cleo Lynch

Cleo Lynch

Moving from Queensland to New South Wales in her early twenties, Cleo Lynch married and raised a large family. To further her education, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Macquarie...

Coleen Grundy

Coleen Grundy

Coleen Grundy was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1964. She completed high school, then studied accountancy and business law, business management and supervision, reproductive health (family planning)...

Colin Mason

Colin Mason is a former foreign correspondent and radio and TV executive. He was subsequently an Australian federal senator for nine years and deputy leader of the Australian Democrats. During this time foreign...

Cyrus McFarlane

Cyrus McFarlane

Cyrus C. McFarlane was born in Wodonga, Victoria, where his great-grandfather built the first bridge over the Murray River and surveyed the site for the town of Wodonga and for rail lines to Geelong and other...

D. Bruno Starrs

D. Bruno Starrs was born in Adelaide, Australia and has lived all over the country. He is unmarried and quite unattractive although he has managed to win a few bodybuilding titles. He is also quite unintelligen...

Danielle Weiler

Danielle Weiler

Danielle Weiler is an innovative history teacher living in Perth, Western Australia. She is inspired every day by teenagers who are trying to find their unique identity in life. A serial diary writer, Danielle...

Danny Kinane

Danny Kinane

Danny Kinane came to Australia from Ireland in 1973 as a High School teacher. He was ordained a priest in 1979 and, after seventeen years in parish ministry in North Queensland, retired to explore a more...

Darcy G. Noffke

Darcy G. Noffke

Darcy Noffke was born in Charleville in 1950 and spent his childhood in various Outback Queensland towns where his father, a police officer, was stationed. During the seventies and early eighties he worked at...

Dave Crawford

Dave Crawford

Born in England, David Crawford migrated to Australia at the age of seventeen. Early employment included five years on a sheep station. Later, he became a field assistant on the rice research station at Humpty...

Dave Hildebrand

The Devil & Maximillian Grey is the first novel by d.p.hildebrand and was written in response to the current dearth of old fashioned ?boys-own adventures? (not to say that girls cannot enjoy old fashioned...

David Finchley

David Finchley was born in in 1946, in post-war Germany. He moved to Australia with his family at the age of ten. After completing school, he studied Medicine at Melbourne University, going on to specialise in...

David Hortle

David Hortle was born at Longford in Northern Tasmania. He completed his education to university entrance level, but went home to the family farms; fourth generation on one and fifth generation on the other....

David Lawrence Hancock

David Lawrence Hancock was born in Abingdon, UK and first came to Australia in 1960. After training as an entomologist and zoologist, he spent eleven years working in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, first with Tsetse Fly...

David R Cole

David R Cole

David R Cole is currently a lecturer in literacy and English Education at the University of Tasmania. Before he started working in Tasmania, he has accepted various positions in Egypt, Colombia, Argentina and...

Dawn Barr

Dawn Barr lives in a small rural town in East Gippsland. She writes stories for children, short stories and poetry. She has been a member of Writers Victoria for 22 years, ever since retiring at age 53 and has...

Deb Campbell

Born and educated in Melbourne, Deb Campbell spent 25 years working operationally and as a research and policy analyst in intelligence, industrial relations and indigenous affairs in the private and public...

Denis Charles Petmezaki

Denis Charles Petmezaki

Denis is a healthy man of presence and resilience. His humour never misses an opportunity to be noticed. Despite his parental home having been so bereft, Denis is a man of passion, intense love for his wife and...

Dennis Nelson

Dennis Nelson is married and has six adult children. He lives in Australia on Victoria?s Mornington Peninsula. Educated at Melbourne University, he was a former teacher who worked for a time in both Africa and...

Derek Berg

Derek Berg

Biography: The author was born in Hong Kong. His father was Norwegian; his mother, who died when he was three, was Australian. Derek received his early education in China and was sent to Australia just before...

Derek Smith

Derek Smith was born and educated in old South Wales. He came to Australia to continue post-doctoral research in physical chemistry at the University of Sydney. A few years later, he took up a lecturer’s...

Desmond Zwar

Desmond Zwar began a newspaper cadetship on the Albury Border Morning Mail, and then moved to The Herald, Melbourne, to be employed by the late Sir Keith Murdoch. (He was to write Sir Keith’s Life 30...

Devon Minchin

Devon Minchin

Devon Minchin, B.A., has worked in advertising in Sydney, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has been a director of logging operations in Sarawak and the Solomon Islands. He founded and ran...

Di and Bill Perkins

Dr. Bill Perkins is a geologist who worked for Mount Isa Mines Ltd for twenty-eight years. During his employment in Mt Isa, he took out the ground for the lucrative gold mine, Tick Hill. Gaining his Masters and...

Di Perkins

Recently retired from a life-time of teaching, Di Perkins has embarked on collating stories from remarkable young people who have a strong story to tell. As an historian, this was a natural direction to choose...

Don Ebert

Don Ebert

Don Ebert graduated from The University of Sydney as a chemical engineer. He worked as a corporate executive in the manufacturing industry in Australia and USA. In recent years he has designed and manufacture...

Don W. Puckridge

Don W. Puckridge

Don Puckridge was involved with agricultural systems in South and SE Asia for over 20 years. Sixteen years of this involved research on deeply-flooded rice ecosystems for The International Rice Research...

Don Watson

Don Watson was born in New Zealand and came to live in Australia in the 1970s. He travelled for the next ten years before returning to Australia in the 1990s to live there permanently. He has worked in many...

Donna Gardner

Donna Gardner

Donna Gardner lived and breathed international motorcycle racing for 11 years. At the age of 17 she left home to follow her then boyfriend and later husband Wayne Gardner to England to support him in his quest...

Donna Gordon

Donna Gordon

Life is short, and I would like my life to be a testament of someone having tried new things, lived in different places and followed my heart. As a single mum with a teenage son, I want him to see how many...

Doreen Francis

Doreen Francis was born into a mining family a couple of years before the start of World War II in Northumberland in the north-east of England. Her early memories are of the hardship caused by war. At the age...

Dorothy Dickhart Clarke

Dorothy Dickhart Clarke

Dorothy Dickhart Clarke had a country upbringing and -married very young, travelling with the Royal Australian Army for six years. With a nursing career behind her, she returned to Western Australia where she...

Doug Buckley

Doug Buckley

A seventh generation Australian with a strong convict heritage, Doug Buckley was born in country New South Wales and grew up mainly in Broken Hill. As well as lecturing in engineering at universities in...

Douglas Hoile

Douglas Hoile

Douglas Hoile served in the RAAF as a fighter pilot and later graduated in medicine, working as a GP in country and suburban South Australia. He was co-author, with Ann Lehtmets, of Sentence: Siberia, the...

Dr Dion Danalis

Dion Danalis is a veterinary surgeon who went straight from university one week after graduation to start a rural practice in country Victoria. After seven years he sold out and moved back to Queensland to...

Dr Martin Cole

Dr Martin Cole

Dr Martin Cole brings a common, often humorous touch to complex issues so they can be enjoyed by the general reader. Bringing to bear his wide interests including graphic art, astronomy and science, he holds a...

Dr Victor Chircop Sullivan

Dr. Victor Chircop Sullivan is regarded as one of the leading personalities in both the architectural and neuro-psychology professions. He is the author of a number of articles and books on both architecture...

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell was born in Scunthorpe in the north-east of England. He began his career as an apprentice pastry chef in the early 1970s. He progressed to Head Pastry Chef at the age of thirty-one, eventually...

Elizabeth Barber

Elizabeth Barber was born on the east coast of Tasmania and from a young age had a fascination with fairytales. She loved to read Enid Blyton books and write her own short stories about faraway places. Ove...

Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy (nee Jess) was born in Melbourne in 1960. She studied visual art at Prahran College, Melbourne, graduating with a Diploma, in 1981. She did further studies at the National Gallery School,...

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan is a Melbourne born teacher who met Peter a few weeks before her backpacking pilgrimage to Europe. The two wrote copious letters to each other before, on a balmy evening in Florence, she bade her...

Elsie Bradley

Elsie Bradley

Elsie Bradley started writing when she stopped working full time.During the four years she spent studying for the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing she wrote a number of pieces, until We All Have...

Elvira Davis

Elvira Davis was born in Tully, Northern Queensland, in 1935. She received her primary school education in Tully and Childers, thereafter attending high school in Herberton and graduating in Brisbane in...

Ethean Soule

Ethean Soule

Where do you start your spiritual journey? How do you know when you are picking up the qualifications for a career you never applied for? The secret is simply that you are the only candidate capable of stepping...

Fathy Fares

Fathy Fares was born in Egypt, a son of a school director and the youngest of seven children. He completed his high school education in Cairo. He studied engineering at a German university. He is married to a...

Faye Rosewarn

in so many ways, I, as the author, am similar to the character of Olive. I have been the receiver of much criticism throughout my life. A child's perception of continual demands for the required perfect...

Felix

The author has elected to publish under a pseudonym, Felix. The author affirms that the information in this biography is true and correct apart from the name. I was born in Melbourne in 1947. I live about...

Frances O'Brien

Frances was born in Canberra and she spent her early childhood in the country where her father was a farmer and grazier. They later settled in Canberra where Frances has continued to live. She is the third of...

Francis Robert Dudman

Francis Robert Dudman

Francis Robert Dudman was born in Sydney’s western suburbs in 1938. Frank married Joyce and they moved to Sylvania in the Sutherland Shire where they lived until moving to Queensland in 1992. Leaving...

Frank Manitta

Frank Manitta

The youngest of the seven children of Francisco and Santa Manitta who migrated to Australia with their two eldest children, Nino and Nancy, on 14 September 1933. Frank was born in Lismore NSW on 5 November...

Frank Spencer

Frank Spencer is a retired organisational psychologist. He has implemented organisation change strategies in many of Australia's leading organisations, has worked with world leaders in organisation development...

Freya Sundt

Co-author biography-Of Norwegian extraction, Freya Sundt was born in England in 1958. Growing up in the country in a very equine-oriented family, Freya’s passion for riding initially took her into a...

Gae Anderson

Gae Anderson

Gae Anderson grew up on her parent?s farm at Matong, 80 kilometres from Wagga Wagga, NSW. She studied by correspondence at home until she went to boarding school. Listening to radio plays and serials during...

Gail Jensz

Broken is Gail Jensz's first novel. Gail describes herself as a quiet 'student of life'. When she is not writing, she enjoys long walks in the country, doing her art or simply reading or relaxing.Gail Jensz...

Gary Boyd

Garry Boyd was born in Sydney in 1945 and attended Fort Street Boys High School. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Charles Sturt University and an Associate Diploma in Productivity Management from...

Gavin Dickson

Born 01.01.1968 of mixed heritage, half Irish, half English, half German, half Indian and the rest I don’t know but certainly 100% Australian, 5th generation at least. Grew up in the shadow of the Blue...

Gena Alston

Gena Alston

Gena Alston is English by birth, European by development and Australian resident by choice. She resides in Brisbane with her husband of eleven years, David. Both live a very spiritually aware life and try to...

Geoff Cain

Geoff Cain has spent most of his working life in the electronic security industry in Melbourne, Australia. He and his wife moved to South Gippsland, Victoria in 2000 and now own a farmlet based on a self-suffic...

George Hutchinson

George Hutchinson was born in 1930. He was educated at various schools in the western suburbs of Sydney. He left school at age fifteen and after several years of employment, completed an Arts Degree at Sydney...

George Wood

George Wood, a graduate of the University of Melbourne, was a teacher of Physics and Mathematics to senior secondary students. During his teaching years he was involved in teaching organisations (from 1972 to...

Geraldine Fennell

Geraldine Fennell

Geraldine Fennell was born to Anglo-Irish parents in Liverpool, UK. She came to Australia in her teens and is now an Australian citizen. She is widely travelled and is married with three daughters.

Geraldine Wooller

Geraldine Wooller

Geraldine Wooller lives in Perth. Since 1980 she has published short stories, essays and two previous novels. Her novel The Seamstress was shortlisted for the 2008 Inaugural Barbara Jefferis Award, for the 2008...

Gillian Ingall

During her professional career the author has worked in the Fashion and Executive Search Industries in Australia and Hong Kong. Based in Hong Kong during the pro-democracy movement in China in the late 1980s...

Glenda Bahy

Glenda Bahy

A teacher for over thirty years, Glenda Bahy has always loved literature, particularly children’s literature. She has written verse since childhood, including many performance pieces for primary school...

Glenda Wise

Glenda Wise

Glenda Pearl Wise is an Artist, Illustrator and Art Tutor who was born and still resides in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia. She has taught oil painting, watercolour, life drawing and mosaic for...

Glenn Cannon

Glenn Cannon

Glenn Cannon was born in Hong Kong in 1969 and moved to Australia with his mother in 1975. His formative years were spent in country New South Wales, followed by boarding school and tertiary study in Melbourne....

Graham Butchart

Graham Butchart

Graham Butchart is currently working on the sequel to Acrobats of Reason.

Graham Fricke

Graham Fricke is a former judge and author, whose previous works include studies of famous Australian libel cases, prime ministers, High Court judges, Ned Kelly and his nemesis Sir Redmond Barry and the world's...

Grant Rodwell

Grant Rodwell

Grant Rodwell was born into an impoverished family in the New South Wales high country. He left school at fourteen years of age – without having had the privilege of attending high school – and...

Green S.K.

Green S.K. worked in the hotel nightclub security industry for a number of years before enlisting in the Australian Regular Army. While serving in an Infantry Battalion he successfully completed specialist...

Greg Smith

A Pogos Perspective (A non-combatant soldiers Viet Nam experience:its affects & aftermath) The title itself requires some explanation. Pogo is an acronym from the British military which means -...

Gregory R. Copley

Gregory R. Copley

Chairman of Perth-based ISSA Indo-Pacific and President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) in Washington, DC. Gregory Copley is a founding Director of Future Directions International...

Guy Sigley

Guy Sigley

Guy Sigley was born and raised in Melbourne. After studying Arts and Law at university, he moved to Canberra and worked in the ACT for three years. Guy has since returned to his home town with his wife...

Gwennifyr Jackson

Jennifer Jackson writes under the pseudonym of Gwenny Jackson. She has been educated mainly in Melbourne and has a Bachelor of Social Science and Psychology from La Trobe University, a Graduate Diploma in...

Hadassah Pomeroy

Hadassah Pomeroy was born in Tel-Aviv in Israel and is married with three children. She served with the Israeli Air Force for two years. Hadassah speaks five languages. Hadassah resided in Singapore working...

Handria

The author was born in Bendigo, Victoria, in the year of 1945. He attended the Golden Square State School (most of the time) and graduated to the Bendigo High School until he was fifteen. He then worked at...

Harijs Upenieks

Harijs Upenieks

Harijs Upenieks was born in 1925 in the Independent Republic of Latvija and studied mechanical engineering from 1940-1944 when he was mustered as a junior deckhand on a cargo vessel which was subsequently...

Harro Drexler

Harro Drexler has a B.Sc. degree in chemistry and applied mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa. He also holds a masters degree in Business Management obtained at the University of...

Hayley Payton

Hayley Payton

Hayley Payton was born in Victoria, Australia, and lives with her parents and a brother. She attended Keilor Downs Primary School and is currently in year 9 at Keilor Downs College. She began writing stories...

Helen Holgar

Helen Holgar was born in Poland. She was sixteen when WWII broke out. The German invasion in 1939 soon manifested itself in brutality and restrictions that consequently resulted in the tragic fate of her father...

Helen Ross

Helen Ross

Helen Ross was born in Edinburgh, in 1921. Although Scottish by birth, she spent most of her early childhood in the windswept Shetland Islands — “The Land of the Midnight Sun” — far from...

Hélène A. Maher

Hélène A. Maher

Hélène Maher lives happily in the hills outside Sydney, with her husband, five children, a dog, a cat and a rabbit and soon hopes to get a goat or two. In her spare time, she enjoys cake decorating, dressmaking...

Henry Blyth

After significant teaching and leadership experience within Australian education, Henry Blyth turned to the not-for-profit sector as the head of an organization serving the disadvantaged. A second school...

Heyward Mcleod Robertson

Riding the Rough Road is a compilation of short stories I have written over the past 15 years. They were originally written for my nephews and nieces, to sate their unquenchable curiosity about my life in the...

Howard Smith

Howard Smith

Former academic and tertiary educator, Howard Smith now makes his home in Newcastle where he lives with his wife and daughters. His wide experience in teaching and counselling has made Smith a student of human...

Howard Young

Howard Young

Howard Young has lived and worked in the Kimberley for 38 years, as a shop keeper, earth mover, taxi driver, school bus contractor and various other 'jack of all trades' occupations. This broad background has...

Ian Bradshaw

Ian Bradshaw

The author is a retired electrician who is married with four children and three grandchildren. His early working life was spent in electrical installation work. He later moved into building services...

Ian Hummerston

Ian Hummerston

Ian Hummerston worked briefly as an underground gold miner in Gwalia in the West Australian goldfields before becoming an award-winning career journalist who edited a major metropolitan daily newspaper for more...

Ian Ingleby

Ian Ingleby

Ian Ingleby is retired after a varied career in perception management in Australasia.For nearly two decades he was attached to a US-Australian public relations group servicing foreign governments and strategic...

Ian Marshall

Born in Scotland but now lives in Melbourne. He has worked on daily newspapers in Australia and Britain, and also taught sociology at Monash University. His published non-fiction works include Crosstalk: Women,...

Ian McLaren

Ian McLaren

Father of four, ex-merchant seaman and until recently a practising loss adjuster, Ian McLaren lives with his wife, Yvonne, near Hobart, Tasmania. Hobbies include sailing, flying light aircraft, and music. He...

Inga Martinow

Ingrid Maria Karin ‘Inga’ Jacobi was born in 1921 in Poserna near Weissenfels in the province of Saxony. After early childhood in Poland she grew up in Berlin to become a librarian in the Prussian...

Irene Drummond

Irene Drummond, born in 1931, has spent all but eight years of her life in the Swan Hill district, and currently lives in ?a writer?s paradise ? a little old farmhouse, down a no-through road, a leisurely...

Iris Foster

Iris Foster

Iris Foster, born February 1921 in Adelaide , grew up on a sheep station in the raw, almost untouched corner country of NSW. Iris and her father, Herbert Davies, (an ex-drover for Kidman) visited many...

Isolde Martin

Isolde Martin

Isolde Martin was born in Germany, in a small town right on the border of Austria, and on the banks of the Danube. She spent her childhood in the Bavarian countryside on the northern edge of the Alps. In her...

J.R. Gordon

J.R. Gordon

Born in 1952, JR rushed through his school years, leaving for adventure at the age of fourteen. There was a vast and mysterious world out there to be explored. Before his twentieth birthday he had experienced...

Jack A. Hoadley

Jack A. Hoadley

After three decades of teaching and educational administration Jack Hoadley retired from his position as Chief Planning Officer of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and offered consultancy services to...

Jacqui L. Rennie

The late Dr Sandra Rennie was a remarkable woman who led an extraordinary life. She was regarded as a very private and independent individual with excellent capabilities and high intelligence. She achieved...

James Devere

James was born in Sydney. He began his career as a truck driver, and progressed to middle management positions for major private and public companies before starting his own transport company. James accepted...

James Martin

Brisbane-born in 1966, James Martin graduated with a Master's degree in German literature and philosophy from Melbourne University. He has devoted much leisure time to the study of chess, while developing a...

James Nott

James Nott

James Nott was born into a farming family in the Central West of NSW. His early schooling took place in Dubbo, followed by boarding school in Sydney. During these formative years, he developed an understanding...

James O'Brien

Born in Ireland J. A. O'Brien started his working life as a bricklayer and has worked at that trade in Ireland and Britain and for a short period in Australia. His passion for writing gained him tertiary...

Jan Gross

After many years working as a solicitor in a one person practice in Mt Eliza, Victoria, the author retired a few years ago to stay at home with her husband who was suffering from dementia. Eventually he entered...

Janey Howe

Janey Howe

Janey Howe was born in Sydney-Australia and raised in both Canberra and Western Australia (Perth and Margaret River). She has previously run her own pet care/cleaning business and also worked within both...

Janice Waters

Janice Waters

Janice Waters was born in country Australia and has realized a life-long dream with her debut novel A Life for Tuppence. Janice derives her emotion and life education through her personal struggles and...

Jaqueline and John Dinan

Jaqueline and John Dinan

Jacqueline and John Dinan wrote A Woman's War together. Their skills and experience are complementary. Jacqueline Dinan-Currently, Jacqueline is primarily raising her three sons. In 1999, Jacqueline started up...

Jay McKee

Jay McKee

Never one to let life simply take its course, Jay McKee believes you need to push it around a bit, and shape it to fit yourself if you want to feel comfortable in it and enjoy it to the full. This philosophy...

JB Garry

JB Garry was born 26 October 1962 in Western Europe. His first contact with a dog took place when he made his first steps as a child. As a ten year old child, he went hunting with his relatives, taking with him...

Jeanine D Lloyd

Jeanine D Lloyd

'...slick court action giving a real and tangible insight into the family court system. Superb story telling from a new Australian talent. Definitely a must read.' Robert N. Stephenson - Altair magazine``...And...

Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr was born in Geraldton WA in 1944 and was raised in modest circumstances in the small nearby stock-selling and railway town-site of Narngulu. From a shy, nervous, stammering child he progressed to...

Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards

My family and I have lived in the Penrith area for the past twenty-eight years and will soon be able to call ourselves 'locals'. I have served in the Australian Army as a signalman, for over two years in the...

Jeff Lynch

Jeff Lynch is a retired Australian art teacher, film and beer buff whose inquiring mind, thirst and wanderlust led him on a quest for the legendary Berggeist, the German mountain spirit of the wilderness. These...

Jeff Self

Jeff Self

Jeff Self is a first-time author with a professional background in medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy. He retired to support his family, to sail and now to write. He has two sons and several grandchildren,...

Jennifer Scoullar

Jennifer has always harboured a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world. Her house is on a hill-top, overlooking valleys of messmate and mountain ash. A pair of old eagles live there...

Jeremy Dickey

Jeremy Dickey

Melbourne writer Jeremy Dickey never planned to be an author. In school, he learned to write only by disregarding everything the teachers taught him, lending his work to be different to everybody else?s. He...

Jerome Parisse

Jerome Parisse was born in France, where he developed a love for language, literature and good food. In his early thirties, he moved to Australia where he is now based. Jerome studied acting in Sydney and...

Jim Landells

Jim Landells

Born in Kenya in 1939, Jim Landells was educated at Nairobi’s Duke of York school. With school over, he served his compulsory time in the Kenya Regiment before going on to the Egerton College of...

Joachim Matschoss

Joachim Matschoss

Born in Germany, now living in Melbourne. Writer, Director, Teacher of Theatre. Publications: Poetry 1992 Bei Offenem Fenster (Germany) Inselfort (Germany) A Shovel of Ravens (UK) ...

Joan Beckwith

Joan Beckwith

Joan Beckwith grew up in Melbourne during the 1950s and 60s as the child of Irish-Australian parents. She returned to study in the 1970s, grateful to Gough Whitlam for abolishing university fees, lectured in...

Joan Krohn

Joan Krohn

Joan Krohn was a teacher for many years and has travelled extensively. She has always taken a keen interest in history, art and music; for years sold her paintings at art shows under her maiden name of Hughes....

Joe Deriu

Joe Deriu was born on the island of Sardinia, Italy. He spent his youth playing among the buildings, now ruins, built by the ancients and was fascinated by the ingenuity of such builders so long ago. Round,...

Joe Novella

Joe Novella

Joe Novella was born 1967 in Victoria, to Southern Italian parents who had migrated from Calabria in the 1940's. As a child Joe was a sports nut, playing soccer from the age of six, loved to read, watch...

Joe Reich

Joe Reich

Joe Reich is an ophthalmologist practicing in Melbourne whose past writing has mostly been technical in the field of medical education or in preparation for a number of comedy debates. Shortlisted in the...

John Biggs

After working as an academic psychologist in several countries, John Biggs returned to his Tasmanian roots to commence a second career as a writer of fiction. The Girl in the Golden House (Pandanus Press, 2003)...

John Casey

John Casey

John Casey was born in 1923 and lived for the first few years in Gravesend, New South Wales. When he was seven the house burned down and the family lived in a bush camp before setting out for a new life in...

John Considine

John Considine (born in Melbourne, Australia) is a teacher of biology and mathematics. He is the author of a number of works of fiction, some previously unpublished, and has been a contributor to non-fiction...

John Frisina

John Frisina

John Frisina came to Australia in 1955. Although his father was a successful hairdresser and the family lived well, John left Italy because he grew tired of what he felt was misguided respect given to those who...

John Hopkins

John Hopkins

John's career in advertising has taken him to London, New York, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. These days he runs his own advertising and marketing business, is a director of YAA (Young Achievement Australia) and...

John Irtel

John Irtel was born in Transylvania from where he absconded in 1947 to escape the ravages of change in Eastern Europe. He lived in Austria as a refugee and tried to immigrate to Britain but failed. In January...

John Lynch

John P. F. Lynch has written several local history books and the history of his maternal ancestors. His mother's great great grandparents all settled in the Kyneton area of Victoria in the 1840-50's. He is a...

John McAndrew

John McAndrew

John McAndrew was raised on a farm on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It was evident from an early age that he had the right attitude for producing outstanding results. Link: http://www.authorsden.com/johndavidmca...

John McDermott

John McDermott, approaching his three score and ten years, has lived long enough and had enough experience to write this book. At the commencement of his twenty years’ experience as a director involved...

John Newman

John Newman

John Newman was born in England in 1937. Secondary Modern was as high as his education took him. A brief stint at farming, in his native Essex, was followed by four years in the Royal Air Force, where he saw...

John Watkins

John Watkins has practiced as a mental health counsellor and educator for more than twenty-five years. He has a particular interest in researching and promoting holistic approaches to understanding and treating...

Jon Hayton and Leon Isackson

JON HAYTON, born in 1942, became the lead guitarist for Dig Richards & The R?Jays in 1958. He stayed with the R?Jays when the band went out on its own in 1963 and then transformed into the Rajahs in 1964....

Judy Bierwirth

For twenty years I had typed letters for other people to sign. Suddenly out of a job, aged forty, I wrote four short stories in five days, sold one, and began my collection of rejection slips. ABC-TV...

Julie Haskins

Julie Haskins

Julie Haskins started writing for leisure at the age of 8. After receiving merit and encouragement for numerous short stories, she developed a desire to create more and soon began writing on a larger scale....

June Cookson

June Cookson

June Cookson was born near Merton Victoria, one of seven children, a direct descendant of Welsh?German pioneer farmers. Educated at Brankeet-West S.S., Mansfield H.E.S., Korowa Girls? Grammar, Melbourne;...

Justin Sheedy

Justin Sheedy

Justin Sheedy was born in 1968 and grew up in North Epping in Sydney?s north-west suburbs. He was educated by the Little Sisters of No Mercy, then by the Jesuits, and obtained a degree in fine arts, qualifying...

K.L. Jones

In 1997, I began writing in the short story form in many genres such as, Children;Humour; Mythology; Drama; Romance and Thriller. One story was based on my childhood memories of a valley in Wales where I had...

Karen Laura-Lee Wilson

Karen Laura-Lee Wilson

Karen Laura-Lee Wilson was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1942. Her family moved to Australia when she was five. She was educated in Brisbane and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queensland...

Kate Clements

Kate Clements

Kathy Wright who, in 1968 was 24, kept a frank and meticulous diary. It is an absorbing, amusing and exciting story of the epic journey across the world of two young and very naive people.Kate is a fit and...

Kate Seaton

Kate Seaton was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1962. She grew up in the mountain ranges near the Queensland border. Her two children, a boy and a girl, are both a source of enormous pride and countless...

Katherine Suardana

Katherine Suardana lives in Brisbane Australia with her husband Nik and three children Bass, Sam and Elly. Titan and His Troupes is her first children’s book inspired by her own children and the world...

Katie Louise

Katie Louise

Katie's father was a bank manager so she had the delight of growing up in grand residences of various country towns in NSW and the inner west of Sydney in the main street. She knew very little of suburbia until...

KC Webb

KC Webb

KC Webb was born in Kent, England in 1963 and immigrated to Australia in 1971 with his parents. The family settled in Brisbane, where he has lived ever since. He is qualified for two trades (plastering and fire...

Kellie Lacy

Kellie Lacy

Kellie Lacy was born and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Ramblin? Rose is her first novel.

Ken Spargo

Ken Spargo

Ken lives in Preston, Victoria, Australia. During the 70’s he travelled overseas and lived in Austria, England, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand for six years. He spent three years as a European Tour...

Kenny Pisani

Kenny Pisani

Kenny Pisani was born in Sydney in 1981 to Maltese parents who migrated to Australia more than two decades earlier. From an early age his family travelled Australia by car. This was the most memorable and...

Kerry Anderson

Kerry Anderson

Kerry lives in Merbein in Victoria's northwest where she was born and lived most of her life. She has worked as a bank officer, owner of a business and is currently working part time as a receptionist. She is...

Kerry B. Collison

Kerry B. Collison

Kerry entered the Royal Australian Air Force in 1962. He was later cleared to the highest level of security and sent to the RAAF Airforce Base at Point Cook where he spent one year, along with a select few...

Kerry S. Hill

Kerry S. Hill

Kerry Sharman Hill served for over twenty-three years at the sharp end of Australian Narcotics law enforcement. He served with Customs, the Narcotics Bureau, Federal Police and Foreign Affairs, specialising in...

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath is Sydney born. In the early part of his life he became intensely interested in sports ? rugby, football and athletics. He won Eastern Suburbs Junior 880 Yards Championship in his...

Kevin P. Leggett

Kevin P. Leggett

Kevin Leggett was born in North Yorkshire, England, in 1942, in an age when large Catholic families of eight children were not uncommon and although on the wane, poverty was prevalent. His studies were rewarded...

Kevin Vodden

Kevin Vodden

Born and educated in England, now resident in Australia, Kevin Vodden spent most of his childhood in the village of Chawton, a mere few hundred metres from the house occupied in the early 19th century by Jane...

Kiri Tsitouridis

Kiri Tsitouridis

Kiri Tsitouridis was born in Melbourne, Australia. For several years during his early childhood he lived in Northern Greece. He has travelled to many parts of the world and his fascination and love for history...

Koo Metcalf

Koo Metcalf was born in Melbourne and is the Mother of two precious daughters. As a young adult Koo studied Professional Writing then continued her studies and completed a Bachelor of Education. Koo taught...

Kristy Berridge

Kristy Berridge

Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1982, Kristy Berridge was ushered into the world in a decade of bad hair, parachute pants, and blue eye shadow. Fortunately, she managed to avoid all three influences by...

Kylie Lehman

Kylie Lehman

Kylie Lehman grew up in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. During the final year of secondary school, she was the editor of a school magazine which sparked her interest in creative writing. After...

L. J. Saunders

J Saunders was born in Western Australia, and grew up on a small property within the idyllic surrounds of Australind, a small farming and fishing community. Her 'Ten-pound Pom' parents raised their seven...

L.K. Clavell

L.K. Clavell

Lilian Clavell was born January 1954 and has lived in Adelaide all her life. She worked for a plastics company for 28 years, starting as a press operator and training over the years, driving a forklift,...

Lainey Sheldon

Lainey Sheldon resides in Noosa Heads, Queensland. Writing has been a pleasurable pastime for her for many years and since becoming a grandmother, she has enjoyed writing many children’s stories; the...

Lance Atkins

Lance Atkins was born in 1961 in the western suburbs of Sydney, moving to Western Australia in 1969.Lance has been fortunate enough to see most of Australia and South East Asia during his prior service in the...

Larry Noye

Larry Noye

Larry Noye is a retired journalist whose career began as a copy boy at Truth in Melbourne after leaving Williamstown High School in 1944. A cadetship at The Footscray Mail followed, also stints on daily...

Laurie Barber

Laurie Barber

Laurie Barber has had a distinguished career as a journalist. After completing his schooling at Newcastle and Quirindi, he worked with The Inverell Times (four times), the Maitland Mercury, Sydney Morning...

Laurie Jo Moore

Dr. Laurie Jo Moore graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with Distinction in 1969 during the height of the student resistance movement to the war in Vietnam. She completed medical school...

Laurie Leah Levine

Laurie Leah Levine is an International Speaker and Author of Spiritual Medicine and Blessings of Gratitude. Laurie's main purpose in life is empowering others to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. She...

Lawrence Pope

Lawrence Pope was born in 1960 in the Diamond Valley which sounds romantic but wasn't. Married, he lives in North Carlton with his wife Megan and cat Mr Wallace. For two decades he has publicly advocated for...

Leah Squire

Leah Squire

Leah Squire is an entrepreneur with a talent for building and marketing lifestyle businesses. She is a wife, mother of two boys and successful businesswomen. Leah is the founder of internet based travel...

Leigh Murphy

Pioneer Cornish lifesaver; builder; international hitch-hiker; glass washer; cleaner and bouncer in an Algerian brothel; floor sweeper in an Italian coffin factory; British sign manufacturer; Australian neon...

Leigh van den Broeke

Leigh van den Broeke

When Leigh van den Broeke began writing When the Gates open for Casey Vallen in the backseat of his car while on his lunch break at work. He had recently completed a Media degree and after taking a job in sales...

Leon Isackson

An avid interest in Australian history and a chance family incident triggered a search by Leon Isackson and his siblings for information about their maternal grandparents. The more they researched, the more...

Linda Smith

Linda Smith was born in New Zealand in 1965. She now lives in Perth, Australia, after trying out various different countries and deciding the weather was best there. She is a primary school teacher, married,...

Lindsay B. Rochcouste

The author Lindsay Rochecouste is presently a teacher in Townsville, North Queensland . His interest in writing began though the challenge of ‘telling a story’ or ‘creating an ambiance’...

Lindsay Gordon

Lindsay Gordon was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938. His upbringing was in, what might be called, a reasonably liberal Christian environment. He reluctantly and spasmodically attended a Christian Sunday...

Lisha Miller

Lisha Miller was born in Fiji. At the age of thirty she migrated to Australia. When she was a few months old, her mother gave her away to be looked after by her grandparents. Spending her childhood years with...

Liz Newton

Liz Newton

Liz Newton was born in Australia, has three adult children and currently lives in Sydney with her husband and dog. Extensive travelling including road trips across continents, sailing adventures and family...

Lorna Ramirez

Lorna Ramirez

Lorna Ramirez was born, raised and educated in Manila in the Philippines, attaining a degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a laboratory manager in a textiles company.In 1977, with her husband and her...

M.G. Hooper

I was born in Tasmania, Australia, and attended Devonport High School and Don College. I spent my recreational hours playing hockey and bushwalking. I have worked for the Royal Life Saving Society as a swim...

M.J. Bruty

M.J. Bruty

M. J. Bruty grew up in Newcastle on the New South Wales central coast. Service with the Australian Defence Force, and life experience, has provided the background knowledge and inspiration for the author's...

M.J. Mathews

M.J. Mathews

M.J. Mathews (Dip.H/Sc; B.A.) was born in -Mackay, Queensland, Australia. She has been well-educated academically, qualifying as a Senior Home Science Teacher, then later attending the University of Queensland...

Mala Naidoo

Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, Mala Naidoo worked as a teacher of English literature in South Africa and Australia. She encourages young people to be 'moved' by reading and inspires confidence...

Manny Fiteni

Manny Fiteni

Manny Fiteni was born in Melbourne, Australia and is a Certified Financial Planner. He currently holds a senior management position within the wealth management profession. In 2003, whilst coaching in the...

Margaret M. Ford

Margaret M. Ford

Margaret M Ford is the author of several technical articles, short stories and six novels to date. Until recently Margaret was Managing Director of a UK based manufacturing company. Upon her retirement she and...

Margaret Reid

Margaret Reid

Margaret Reid is a sixty-seven year old music teacher living in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Her interests and ambitions altered constantly over the years with the changing circumstances of her...

Margaret Rose Blake

Margaret Rose Blake

Born in 1952, Margaret emigrated with her family from England in 1961. Her work-life has varied, including many years as a graphic designer in the textile industry, a commissioned artist in oils and other...

Maria Demasi

Maria Demasi

Maria Demasi was born and raised in Sydney, in 1965. She grew up in a large, vibrant Italian family. A late bloomer Maria started her writing career as a children's author in her mid 40's. Not having any...

Maria Dowd

My name is Maria Dowd and I am the author of Pumpkin Puppy. I have a step-daughter who is 14, a six year old daughter, a 14 month old son and a 11 week old baby girl. To say my life is busy is an understatemen...

Maria Dowd

My name is Maria Dowd and I am the author of Pumpkin Puppy. I have a step-daughter who is 14, a six-year-old daughter, a 14 month old son and a 11 week old baby girl. To say my life is busy is an understatemen...

Marian Penman

Marian Penman

Marian Penman spent an idyllic childhood in rural England. She trained as a teacher but considers her main career to be raising her four children. She lived for many years in Johannesburg and now resides in...

Marie Lukic

Marie Lukic has completed a Bachelor of Arts, English major (La Trobe University), further studies in Education, Journalism (Deakin University) and a Diploma in Professional Writing & Editing (NMIT). She...

Marie Seltenrych

Marie Seltenrych

Marie Seltenrych was born in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Marie attended a Vocational College and eventually became a Secretary to a Dublin MP. She pursued her acting and ambition by attending evening...

Marion Seferth

Marion Seferth grew up and was educated in suburban Melbourne before training as a nurse in the early ‘60s. She married soon after graduating and settled in a semi-rural area. Suburbia caught up with...

Mark Heyward

Born in Tasmania, Australia, in 1957, Mark Heyward has spent the last twenty years living, travelling and working in Indonesia. He currently lives in Lombok with his wife and two children, and divides his time...

Mark Hibberd

Mark Hibberd

Mark Hibberd was born in Geelong, Australia and lives in Melbourne with his family. His background is in retail management, and he now wishes to pursue his long standing interest in writing. Deceit is his first...

Mark Middleton

Mark Middleton was born in Britain but now lives in Melbourne. He has worked as a journalist on daily newspapers in Australia and Europe, and has also lectured at universities in Australia. He has published...

Mark Whitelaw

Born in 1947, Mark M Whitelaw forged a career in retail and wholesale before venturing into self-employment. The last ten years have been spent with great satisfaction in the tourist and travel industry. The...

Martin Kari

Martin Kari

Born during World War II in Transylvania, the author undertook many directions in his life, starting as a refugee in Germany. Historically speaking, war had dwindled the family in the past. As a survivor, the...

Marty Doyle

Marty Doyle has worked in the media for over thirty-six years as a number-one-rating radio announcer, TV presenter, award-winning program manager, advertising consultant and sales manager. In recent years, as...

Mary Anne Kamols

Mary Anne Kamols

After education at Somerville House, Brisbane and working as a Secretary, Mary studied at the Brisbane Kindergarten Teacher's College. She became an early childhood teacher. This experience gave her a love of...

Mary Garden

Mary Garden

Mary Garden was born in Whakatane, New Zealand in 1950. She went to Waikato University & Hamilton Teachers College in 1966 from where she graduated with a B.Ed and a Teachers College Diploma. After a year's...

Mary Rawson

Mary Rawson

Mary Rawson grew up in Nelson, New Zealand. She has written short stories, fairytales and poetry privately for years. Mary enjoys her family, her friends, playing the violin, writing, cycling, motorcycling and...

Mary Wicks

Mary Wicks was born in Adelaide, South Australia and has lived there all her life. She and her husband have travelled widely, and Mary has always had a deep appreciation of and fascination with the beauty of...

Maryse Ledru

Maryse Ledru

Born in France in 1946, writer Maryse Ledru migrated to Australia in 1976 and lives in Queensland. Her early attention to literature was kindled by the French and Greek classics, but she fell in love with...

Masao Usui

Masao Usui is a much sought-after columnist in Japanese dailies. His honest and accurate views on dating & relationships, punctuated with occasional humor, wit and failed philosophies, has made his regular...

Matthew Mason

The author is forty six and lives with his two children in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. In addition to writing he enjoys skiing, sailing, fine food, antiques, classical music and dabbling in piano...

Matthew T. Hogan

Early in his career Matthew Hogan worked in the newspaper industry, first with the bygone Sydney Daily Mirror, then with the weekly handbook of the rural community, The Land. The lessons of grammar, punctuation...

Max Sollitt

Max Sollitt was born in Geelong in 1927 but grew up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. He narrowly escaped death at the age of five after contracting diptheria in a Bondi orphanage, then after leaving school...

Meredith Flynn & Susan Whelan

Susan Whelan and Meredith Flynn grew up in adjacent suburbs of NewcastleNSW. They met at high school in 1984 and have shared many adventures and misadventures since then. Presently they are both mainly occupied...

Michael E. Hoban

Michael Hoban was born in Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1968 after graduating with a BA degree from University College Dublin. He married an Australian girl and has three daughters. He is presently...

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Michael Jones was born in Sydney, educated at Sydney Grammar and University of Sydney, and was a solicitor there for ten years before deciding to leave and travel overseas. Since then he has lived and worked in...

Michael Joseph Stanton

Michael Joseph Stanton

Michael Joseph Stanton was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1958. He was schooled by the Christian Brothers and is a graduate of Griffith University. After careers in retail and wholesale banking,...

Michael Lawrence

After a military career as a fighter/bomber pilot, Michael spent a period studying theology and psychology before becoming a recluse living somewhere in Queensland. He writes short stories, has an interest in...

Michael Milorad Gostich

From scalping cinema tickets with his fellow gang members on the streets of the former Yugoslavia, to becoming one of South Australia’s most respected and experienced interpreters, Michael Gostich’s...

Michael Morel

Michael Morel

Michael Morel is a young-at-heart 74 year old, whose Irish blood has mingled with his French ancestry to create a gift for storytelling and a propensity for romance, as well as the bonus of a soaring imaginatio...

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan's life started in the Himalayas and only got rockier as he strove to cope with the English boarding school system. He studied geology at Cambridge before exploring parts of Australia and Africa,...

Michael Muhling

Michael Muhling was born in Perth in 1971. He began reading The Lord of the Rings when he was ten years old, and has been a fan of Tolkien ever since. Mike subsequently became an avid reader of the fantasy...

Mike Dixon

Mike Dixon

Mike Dixon was born in England and has a degree in astrophysics. He worked for a while at Canberra?s Mount Stromlo Observatory and for the Australian public service. Illness in the family took the Dixons to...

Mike Jones

The author grew up around the Naval Home Ports and Home Counties of England, before migrating to Australia in his early twenties. He holds an Arts Degree from Sydney University and a postgraduate qualification...

Miriam Aviva Micheel

The author lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Several years ago she wrote about her life for her family and this encouraged her to develop her writing skills further. She completed a number of...

Moira McCarthy

Moira McCarthy

Moira McCarthy is an Australian teacher and photographer who regularly visits Paris to maintain her passion for French language and culture. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University...

Nancy Lacey

Nancy Lacey

Born in 1938 in Victor Harbour, South Australia, Nancy Lacey led a nomadic life which took her from the city of Adelaide to the world?s largest cattle station in the Northern Territory and eventually to a...

Nancye Kent Perry

Nancye Kent Perry always considered herself fortunate in that during her working life she was involved in her two great loves; research and painting.Graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of...

Nicholas Walsh

Nicholas was born in 1985 in Bendigo, Victoria, and has dreamed of being a famous writer for many years. He lived his early years on a farm outside of Boort, Victoria, and went to the local primary school...

Niel Schier

Niel spent many years in study before he considered himself sufficiently educated to begin writing in an earnest vein. He studied Creative Writing, Creative Plotting, Writing the Short Story, Writing the...

Niyi Awofeso

Niyi Awofeso

Professor Niyi Awofeso has been researching terrorism since 2000. He pioneered scholarly publications on the links between the Almajiri heritage in northern Nigeria and terrorism. Since graduating from Obafemi...

Noel Braun

Noel Braun

Noel Braun commenced his working life as a country school teacher in Victoria then moved into a corporate career which took him from Melbourne to Perth and Sydney. He has had a lifelong passion for writing, and...

Noel Harding

Noel Harding

I am a family man. I met my life mentor when I was twenty-three. That’s when the trouble started. He was a man who believed all religions have a common goal of good and that the development of the...

Noel Huggett

Noel Huggett was born in Tamworth, New South Wales, in 1921 and grew up in Goulburn. At the age of twenty-one he joined the Second AIF at Sydney and ended up in the fighting at Bougainville in 1944. After the...

Noel Tuckey

Noel Tuckey

Noel George Tuckey was born at Wau, New Guinea and began a distinguished writing career as a freelance journalist and columnist at age 35, contributing articles to motoring and boating publications based in...

Nola Turner-Jensen

Nola Turner-Jensen is a Wiradjuri woman from the river country in Central West NSW. Nola is proud of her Aboriginal background as well as the Irish and English heritage from her fathers side. Nola and her...

Norma Jean Moseley

Norma Jean Moseley was born in Yorkshire in the late 1920s and spent her childhood in a Methodist environment. She served in the British Army in World War II, where she met and married a regular soldier. They...

Patricia Mesiti

Patricia Mesiti

Patricia Mesiti was born in country New Zealand and raised on a picturesque dairy farm in the middle of the lush plains of the North Island. In search of a better future Patricia migrated to Melbourne...

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith lives with her husband in Brisbane. They have three children and their grandchildren are the light of Patti?s life. She always wanted to write about her large, Irish Catholic family but could never...

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Education in 2006. For the last four years he has worked as a primary school teacher in three different countries, with Bangladesh being...

Paul Ruse

Paul Desmond Ruse was educated mainly at Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia. During World War 2 he served for four years in the army and the air force. After the war he taught chemistry...

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Paul Spencer Sochaczewski has spent more than 30 years on the conservation front lines. Born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in northern New Jersey, graduated from George Washington University, he served in the...

Penny Becchio

Penny Becchio

Penny Becchio started life on a small country Police Station on the NSW south coast. She spent her childhood moving with her family to a number of country towns where she revelled in the freedom of country...

Peta Price

Peta Price is a clinical psychologist who practices in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. A major interest in her private practice is helping people who suffer from chronic pain. The treatment of chronic pain and...

Peter Beer

Peter Beer SJ is Director of the Lonergan Centre, Canisius College, Pymble, Sydney, New South Wales. He joined the Jesuit Order, graduated in arts at Melbourne University, was ordained to the priesthood and...

Peter D Thompson

Peter D Thompson is a jack of all trades and master of none. He’s worked as a labourer, salesman of product and concepts, television cameraman, cab driver, model, dish-pig on Hamilton, writer of...

Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald

A very boring man having an unusual midlife crisis. OR maybe less true is: Peter Fitzgerald is a businessman with a passion for science. He has degrees in economics, accounting and physics.An avid traveller...

Peter Fredenburg

Peter is a journalist and editorial consultant in Hong Kong and the founding editor of Rice Today magazine.

Peter Ginman

Born in Sydney NSW in 1932, the author’s education began in Lithgow and continued in Bathurst until he obtained his Intermediate ­Certificate in 1947. He was accepted into the Royal Australian Air...

Peter Haywood

Peter Haywood

Peter Haywood is a British-born cartoonist living in Melbourne, Australia. Having been published regularly since 1983, Haywood has had some twelve hundred comic strips and single panel cartoons published in a...

Peter J. Dwyer

Peter J. Dwyer

Peter Dwyer is Principal Fellow in Education at the University of Melbourne. He was initially trained as a Jesuit priest, and served as their National Planning Officer and Director of Asian Bureau Australia. In...

Peter Ralph

Peter Ralph

Peter Ralph spent his early business life as a chartered accountant, specialising in corporate recoveries and reconstructions. In the mid 1980?s he became CEO of a mid-sized private company and grew it to the...

Peter Sinclair

Peter Sinclair

Peter Sinclair has spent most of his working life writing. He began reporting courts and councils in rural Orange (NSW) in the late 1950s then worked briefly for The Daily Telegraph where, because of his fluent...

Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart was born in Sydney in 1954. He is a former English and History teacher who has worked in the Sydney property and parking industry for over twenty years. Since leaving teaching, he has maintained a...

Phillip Gray

Finally in remission after having been diagnosed with cancer during a twenty year career with a leading Australian financial institution, Phillip now divides his time between pursuing his interests in fiction...

Phillip Mollard

Phillip Mollard's commercial background extends 27 years in the financial services arena, of which ten years was dedicated to property development and investment. Phillip purchased his first property at the age...

Professor G Douglas Tracy AO

Professor Tracy was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1926. He was foundation Professor of Surgery for the University of New South Wales at St Vincent?s Hospital, Sydney, from 1969 until 1986. He was elected a...

R E Hastings

I was at boarding school, in 1914, when a German submarine was washed up on the beach ? we clambered all over it, until a guard was placed on it. The same year a German cruiser evaded the Navy and 'shelled?...

R. Casey

R Casey admits to having had the odd novel published as well as a number of (largely unreadable) scientific papers. After a long career noteworthy for its lack of interest, he is now leading a fairly blameless...

Ralph De Lacey

Ralph De Lacey

Ralph De Lacey was born in Home Hill, a small but thriving North Queensland sugar town in 1946. He grew up on a small crop farm at Gumlu forty kilometres further south. The family of nine walked off this farm...

Ray Burt

Ray Burt

Ray is a fifty-five year old gentleman and an ex-Australian trooper in the second commando company. He likes to live it up either in the streets with the boys having a few coffees, going to street cages and...

Ray Johnston

Ray Johnston is a consultant who teaches EFL and designs training programs. He holds Masters degrees from Macquarie and Sydney universities. An experienced technical writer, Ray continues to develop his...

Ray King

Ray King

From an early life in the family's bakery in a Victorian country town, Ray King rose to become one of the biggest movers and shakers in the Australian corporate world. During a thirty-year, often controversial...

Ray Scott

Raymond C. W. Scott was born in Kent, in England and lived for many years in the Midlands near Birmingham. He did National Service in the Royal Navy and was later employed in the insurance industry in...

Ray Smithies

Ray Smithies was born in Melbourne, but when he was a child the family moved to Wangaratta in northeast Victoria, where they lived for the next twenty years before Ray moved back to the city. He now lives near...

Reg Mounsey

Reg Mounsey was born in Bentleigh, Victoria in 1926. When his mother died, Reg was placed in a Methodist Babies and Children?s Home at three and a half years of age together with his two older brothers and...

Rex Donald

Rex Donald

Rex Donald is an ordinary bloke; married, divorced and father of four. He is tertiary educated and a boilermaker by trade. He has held a number of senior positions in national and multinational companies both...

Rex Kinder

Rednik is a specialist in institutional strengthening, governance, capacity building, human resources development, strategic planning, and learning systems, is a human and social geographer and has a PhD and...

Rhonda Schwab

Rhonda Schwab was born in 1947 in Burwood Victoria, and attended primary and secondary schools in Ashburton and Ashwood, respectively. Rhonda worked as a dental nurse for some time and she also took on some...

Rhonda Scott

Rhonda Scott retired from teaching five years ago to concentrate on her writing. Although she has written various plays, poems, articles for magazines and journals, and short stories, two of which reached the...

Ricci Carr

Ricci Carr

My experience comes from more than 45 years as a singer, songwriter and vocal coach. I have sung and performed live in many countries including Australia, Noumea, Tonga, Fiji, Vietnam, Japan, East Asia, New...

Richard de Nardi

Richard de Nardi

Richard Paul De Nardi was born in Camden, NSW, Australia in 1972. Since enlistment in 1991, Richard has served in the Australian Army, progressing through the ranks from Lieutenant, following his graduation...

Richard Le Normand

Richard Le Normand

Richard Le Normand was born in Jersey Channel Islands in 1927 and was educated at Victoria College Jersey 1936­–1944. Richard left college early, to avoid being ‘press-ganged’ into the...

Richard Stubbs

Richard Stubbs was born in Liverpool, UK, in the late 1930s; he was the son of a Lancashire coal miner, and he received the basic education standards of the day. He entered the workforce in this busy industrial...

Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson

Rick has been an active bushwalker in Victoria and Tasmania for well over 50 years. He organised and led the 31 day expedition along the 400 km Alpine Walking Track between Walhalla and Mount Koscuiszko for the...

Rick Van Dam

Rick Van Dam was born in Hiversum, Holland, one of three children, and was educated at Easter Park High School. He travelled with his family around the world, his father being a diamond cutter, and most of his...

Rita Megale

Rita Megale lives in a beautiful town called Luddenham on the outskirts of Sydney?s greater west (near Penrith, NSW). She lives on her parents? property, which boasts 25 acres. She is a single mother of three...

Rob Aalders

Rob Aalders

Rob Aalders grew up in Ireland, Germany and Malaya before arriving in Australia in the mid 1960s. He later travelled and worked in Europe, America and Asia before returning to Australia in 1990. Rob is an...

Robbie Lloyd

Actively involved in working for the common good for over thirty years, Robbie Lloyd focuses on social -justice for disadvantaged groups, and community cultural -development for indigenous people. Combining...

Robena June Schaerf

Robena June Schaerf

Robena Schaerf was born in Ouse, Tasmania, Australia on October 8, 1948 to John and Myrtle Grant. Her family later re-located to the small Hunter Valley town of Cessnock, New South Wales. Robena graduated from...

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies is a teacher and primary school principal who lives and works on the hinterland of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. As a boy he lived on a small farming community with a twin sister and...

Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson, landscape horticulturist, teacher, environmentalist and gardening enthusiast, shares his reflections, experience and practical suggestions for sustainable gardening in this, his second book. Bro...

Robina Flynn

Robina Flynn

My life was sheltered to an excruciating degree, so much so that I was unprepared for what was to come. While growing up in a close Catholic family I was pampered by everyone around me; I led a quiet life that...

Robyn Neil

Robyn Neil

Robyn Neil was born in Melbourne in 1961. From early childhood she had a passion for drawing which continued on until High School. After leaving Technical College she worked at RMIT before leaving to raise...

Robyn Robins

Robyn Robins

Robyn Robins is a professionally qualified holistic counsellor, yoga teacher, astrologer and published author, currently living in the Hinterland on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.As a holistic...

Rocky Dabscheck

Rocky Dabscheck

Rocky Dabscheck was born in Melbourne's CBD. Tested at birth, and found to be allergic to money, his destiny was mapped out before he'd uttered his first word. A musician/songwriter he would be.Well known as...

Roger Mendelson

Roger Mendelson was born and raised in Melbourne, which has been his home city except for three years living in the UK. He is married to Sue and has three adult children. He is the author of two business books...

Ron Heynneman

Ron Heynneman

Regret that Ron passed away in Canada.Ron Heynneman was born in Surabaya (Java), and raised in Makassar (Celebes, now Sulawesi). In 1942, the Japanese invaded the Netherlands East Indies and interned the family...

Ron Ward

Ron Ward is a Sydney resident, he and wife Brenda live in a bushland suburb, in a house they built many years ago. Their son, an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, also lives in Sydney....

Rondah Dam

Rondah Dam

As an adult the author continued her education, successfully obtaining diplomas in Community Services – Youth Work and Drug and Alcohol. She has worked with young people as a drug and alcohol outreach...

Rosalind Dorrington

Rosalind Dorrington grew up in Auchenflower Brisbane and was educated at St Ignatius Toowong. She married at the tender age of seventeen and reared three daughters. She has experienced many adversities but has...

Rosemary Holmes

Rosemary Holmes

Rosemary Holmes, a former Double Certificate nursing sister, was involved in the lavender industry for thirty-three years. She was the main instigator for the founding of The Australian Lavender Growers'...

Rosie Abbott

Rosie Abbott

Rosie Abbott lives beside the Gippsland Lakes in Eastern Victoria. Prior to this, she lived in Callignee, in the Strzelecki Ranges, Gippsland. These locations have deepened her lifelong interest in landscape...

Ross Isaacson

Ross Isaacson

Ross Isaacson was born in 1944 in the Riverland district at Waikerie on the River Murray in South Australia, and was his fathers gift to his mother after his return from a very short war service. Ross...

Rosslyn Thomas

Rosslyn Thomas is a mother and grandmother who was a teacher for many years in Melbourne.  An author of poetry, short stories and articles, her work has been published and she has twice received first...

Roy Douglas

Roy Douglas

Roy Douglas was born in 1935 in Auckland, New Zealand. Upon completing his education, he embarked on a career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Auckland Hospital Board in 1954. By 1956, he was...

Royce Hall

Royce Hall

Royce Hall was born on 22 ­September 1925 and lived the earlier part of his life in Launceston, Tasmania, where he received a state school education. He served in the navy for three years during World...

Rudi Stiebritz

Rudi Stiebritz

RUDI STIEBRITZ was born 22.3.1923 in Jena, Germany, the youngest child in a family of six girls and three boys. After graduating as a structural engineer (1942), Rudi was conscripted immediately to fight with...

Russell Miles

Russell Miles was raised in Melbourne, and long had an interest in writing, with various published short stories and articles about economics, public welfare and history. Russell has three sons. Their mother,...

Ruth Carson

Ruth Carson

Ruth Carson, born in England before the Second World War, emigrated to Australia in 1982 via Scotland and Canada. She completed her education at the University of London with a degree in sociology and later,...

Ruth O'Reilly

Ruth O'Reilly

Born and living in Sydney for the most of her life, Ruth O’Reilly graduated from Sydney University in the late seventies, majoring in political science and psychology. In 1988, she obtained a Graduate...

Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas lives in Brisbane, Queensland and has three children. Her interest in writing was stimulated in her childhood by her mother who was editor of an Australian Writers? magazine for twenty years. Ruth...

S. P. Kwan

S. P. Kwan is currently working on several projects, one of which is the next in the Pic N' Mix Travel Series. This time she is not writing a journey with hard facts for the purpose of an informative guide, nor...

S.J. Jordan

Scott Jordan resides in Melbourne’s north as a single father, sharing parental custodianship of his two school age children, Stephanie and Paul. A licensed plumbing practitioner, he has amassed some...

Sally Graham

Sally Graham

Sally Graham is a Melbourne writer. Educated at the Melbourne Church of England Girls' Grammar School and Cheltenham Ladies' College in England, she went on to read history at St. Andrews University in...

Sana Turnock

Sana Turnock

Sana Turnock is a qualified clinical aromatherapist with a love and passion for all aspects of aromatherapy. She is an educator, practitioner and consultant in the field and the author of the book Complementary...

Sandra Clough

Sandra Clough

Sandra Clough is a psychotherapist/ family counsellor working in this position since 1989. She has Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities majoring in Psychology and Sociology and Graduate Diploma in Arts Family...

Sandra Slatter

Sandra Slatter

Sandra Slatter CM, MIEF is a cancer and bone marrow ­transplant survivor. Prior to being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in August 2003, Sandra spearheaded her own successful company; a proven leader in...

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook was born in Sale, Victoria, in 1954. She now lives in Adelaide with her husband Rodney and has three grown children, three stepchildren, and at last count, ten grandchildren.

Sean Hampsey

Although born and reared in Ireland, Seán spent his mature life in Australia. He has undertook quite a few adventures in his time including a horseback trip through far north Queensland, even though initially...

Sharon D?Elboux

Sharon D?Elboux was born and raised in the country town of Crookwell NSW. She now lives in Canberra with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include joining gyms but rarely attending, reading magazines...

Shaune Lafferty Webb

Shaune Lafferty Webb

Shaune Lafferty Webb was born in Brisbane, Australia. Her father was an amateur astronomer and her eldest brother, an avid science fiction reader. Perhaps it was inevitable that Shaune developed an early...

Shontara

Shontara

I was born in Brisbane 1957 under the fire sign of Aries; which makes me enthusiastic and determined. My name, Shontara, means ‘The Rose of Love’. And this is my purpose – to give love...

Simon Klapish

Simon Klapish

Simon Klapish was born in Manchester, England. After graduating as a microbiologist, he came to Australia in 1979 on a one-year work permit. He then migrated in January 1982. His family?s experiences of life...

SK Ashley

SK Ashley

Susanne Ashley completed her ‘Diploma of Professional Children’s Writing in 1999, and is now devoting herself to writing full-time. Prior to that she worked as an Integration aide in schools and as...

Sotirios Demosthenes Manolopoulos

Sotirios 'Sam' Manolopoulos was born and raised in a small village in Greece. He migrated to Australia in 1955 and embarked on a road that brought success and ultimately the opportunity to contribute back to...

Sreng Ngo

Sreng Ngo was born in Cambodia in 1972 during the rise of Pol Pot and the Vietnam War. In 1974 he and his family fled from Cambodia and went to live in Vietnam due to difficult circumstances. Around the age of...

Stephanie Giannis

Stephanie Giannis was born in Sydney Australia. Her parents are of Greek origin. Stephanie has completed a combined Arts/Law degree at the University of Sydney and she is a registered solicitor. Stephanie has...

Stephen Chong M.Ed.

Stephen Chong is a professional development coach, keynote speaker and author, and has been practising his craft for over twenty years. During that time he has been fortunate to assist many hundreds of people...

Stephen May

Stephen May was born in Lincolnshire, England in 1947 After a secondary school education and a brief working career he soon discovered his chosen vocation in trade and commerce. This enabled him to spend some...

Stephen Tandori

Stephen Tandori was born in 1936 in Metkovic, Yugoslavia and arrived in Australia in 1959 as a political refugee. He had various jobs for a year or two before taking up picture framing and art restoration as...

Steve Jovanoski

Steve Jovanoski

Steve Jovanoski is an Australian born writer who lives and works in Melbourne. At the age of one, his parents took him and his older brother back to their native country of Macedonia (then Yugoslavia), where...

Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy spent his formative years in Sydney's Redfern. Abandoned by his mother when only weeks old, his father left him in the care of a cruel, alcoholic stepmother while he himself was in jail. Unbelievab...

Steven Sculli

Steven Sculli is a first generation Australian, his parents having immigrated to Australia in the 1950s from Southern Italy. Leaving school at the age of eighteen, he worked for several years in the...

Stuart Black

Stuart Black

Stuart Black was born in Sydney and attended school in Sydney and London. During his teens he developed a taste for playing and writing music but in his twenties realised that passion alone wasn?t going to pay...

Sue Guillou

Born in 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria, Sue Guillou spent her early years combining school with travel. Her family has seen New Zealand, extensively travelled Australia and has lived in Papua New Guinea for...

Sue Osborne

Sue Osborne has inspired many health professionals and people seeking help from the health care industry for over thirty years. She has an unfaltering belief that people have the intrinsic worth to heal...

Sue Trethowan-Jones

Sue Trethowan-Jones

Sue Trethowan-Jones was born in Melbourne but moved to Geelong as a child. She has worked as a journalist for 25 years. She was the Women?s Editor of the Geelong newspaper for 20 years, and also the Fashion and...

Susan Benedict

Susan Benedict

Susan Benedict was brought up and educated in Australia and England. She spent most of her adult life in Sydney before retiring to the Sunshine Coast in south-east Queensland. During her retirement, she...

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor was born in 1965 in Castlemaine Victoria. The youngest of 12 children she was raised with a colourful mix of siblings. A long standing interest in the esoteric field has contributed to the creation...

Sylvia Story

Sylvia Story is a natural born storyteller not given to navel gazing. She has travelled widely throughout Australia and uses her knowledge of this country as the backdrop for The Red Witch. She dislikes poor...

Sylvia Taseski Vrondou

Sylvia Taseski Vrondou was born in 1980. She studied Professional Writing at The Australian College of Journalism. The Strong, the Wise and the Weak is her first book and she is currently working on another....

T. John Ward

T. John Ward was born on the Kent/Sussex borders and spent part of his childhood on a lonely farm on the Romney Marshes. He served with the Trucial Oman Scouts in the Persian Gulf and also saw active service...

Ted Day

Ted Day is a retired metal fabricator who has spent his whole life living at Lake Illawarra. He's worked for a number of companies that provided maintenance services to business and industry between the...

Tegan Norman

Tegan Norman

Tegan is an 18 year old, high school graduate residing in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. She completed year 12 at Eumemmerring College in 2003 and wrote Almagest as a part of her VCE folio for Art. She came...

The Hill Brothers

The Hill Brothers

Born and raised in country NSW, the Hill Brothers have tried almost every sport available to them: lawn bowls, netball, squash, vigaro, darts and rugby, to name but a few. Predictably, they were woeful at every...

Thomas George Jnr

Thomas George Jnr

My parents had four daughters, then came the great day I was born, a son. My father, as I was told later by my beloved Mother and older siblings, was very, very proud, happy and excited all at once. His first...

Thoraiya Bousaleh

Thoraiya Bousaleh

Thoraiya Bousaleh was born in the year of the goat on the same day as Napoleon Bonaparte. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Sydney University in 2002, and practices in Port Stephens, NSW, in order to...

Tim Lowe

Tim Lowe

Tim Lowe grew up in Melbourne and graduated in medicine in 1981. During the 1980s he worked in war-torn Belfast and in Australia as an isolated rural GP.He started writing following some traumatic experiences...

Tina Morris

As a child, Tina Morris dreamt a handsome prince would come and take her away to live happily ever after, but the reality was that her father was an alcoholic and her siblings called her ‘the little...

Tish Lees

Tish Lees was born in Perth in 1940. Three weeks later her life on a remote sheep station called ‘Karratha’, 1700 kilometres north in the Pilbara District in Western Australia, began. Educated by...

Tom Law

Tom Law

Tom Law was born in Glasgow a very long time ago. He migrated to Melbourne, Australia, with his parents in 1961 where he completed his secondary and tertiary education. He has been a poet, songwriter, teacher...

Toni Brisland

Toni Brisland lives in Sydney with her husband and two Himalayan cats: Jade, a blue-point Himalayan, and Lord Flannery Persephone, a red-point. Her niece Justine’s two beagles, Shiloh and Rosie, are their...

Tony Green

Tony Green was born and raised in the Black Country, West Midlands. Over a fifty-six-year working life, he has had well over one hundred different jobs, including forge worker, rigger & scaffolder, miner,...

Tony May

Tony May

TONY MAY spent the early years of his working career as a fabricator welder traveling the world working in the oil and gas construction industry on both onshore and offshore facilities. Returning to college...

Trevor Barr

Trevor Barr is one of Australia's best known writers and commentators on Australia's media and telecommunications. He came to university life after a career in commercial publishing as Publishing Director of...

Trish Francese Hunt

Trish Francese-Hunt is retired and lives with her husband in Melbourne. This is her first novel inspired by her Italian heritage.

Vakkina Panagiotidis

Vakkina Panagiotidis was born in Greece and migrated to Australia in 1956, partly for the adventure, but also to achieve her dream of owning her own clothing factory. At an early age, she became a painter and a...

Val Wake

Val Wake says he took up journalism because he was sick of secrets. His father was a foundation director with ASIO. Wake started his working life as a copy boy with the Sydney Daily Telegraph. At 20 he moved to...

Valerie Johnstone

Valerie Johnstone

Valerie Johnstone has a background of primary and secondary teaching, school administration, counselling of parents and students, organising of self-help groups, and many years of researching the human stress...

Vaughan Whitlock

Vaughan Whitlock

Vaughan was born in 1950, the second of three boys. He was raised on the north shore of Auckland, New Zealand, attended Takapuna Grammar School and graduated with a civil engineering degree from Auckland...

Vernon H. Baker

Ex Royal Australian Navy and Merchant Service, retiring as Pacific Island Master and Australian Coastal Ship Master. Various ships and shipping companies ? Mainly Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands,...

Vicki Hutchinson

I am currently 53 years old. I never married but came out as a lesbian about thirty years ago. I chose to have a career and a child. As a result of my lifestyle, My sixteen-year-old daughter has experienced...

Vicky Legge

Vicky Legge

Vicky Legge serves as a singles ministry leader in her local church, and has a passion to see single and single-again adults connected in healthy relationships with others and with God. Her zeal stems from...

Victor Bibby

Victor Bibby

Victor Bibby is a retired engineer and this is his first book. He started his career in the Australian Army as a boy apprentice soldier, became an officer, studied, married, had a family and saw more of the...

Vijai Lakshmi

Vijai Lakshmi was born in Guyana, South America. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where she spent many years working in the finance area in the corporate and government sectors. Her passion now is to...

Vincent Smith

Vincent Smith

Vincent Smith grew up in the West Midlands of England at a time when it was still known as and looked like the Black Country. At the age of sixteen he came to Australia ? one of more than a million ?ten pound...

Vivian Waring

Vivian was born in Egypt in 1945. Her parents were part of the large community of British/European settlers who lived in the country before the outbreak of World War Two. Vivian's father served in the RAF....

W.E. Mickleburgh

Walter Edward Mickleburgh was born in 1922, near Didcot, Berkshire, England. He studied medicine at Alberdeen University and then practiced as a family doctor for five years in Yorkshire. After developing an...

Wendy Folkers

I was born in Murwillumbah in 1958. When I was thirteen, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. There my schooling ceased as I went into hospital. After my operations and treatment I came out at the other end aged...

Werner Viertmann

Werner Viertmann is one of those people who will only settle down when old age and arthritis tells them to. He was born in Selm, West Germany on the 29th of January 1929 in the middle of one of the coldest...

William Wakeling

Bill Wakeling is a former speech writer, electorate secretary to a Cabinet Minister and political activist. Originally from the Sydney seaside suburb of Manly, he lives in retirement in Templestowe, Victoria. ...

Win Wise

Win Wise grew up in Wangaratta, Victoria. She trained as a nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and after graduating in 1951 worked as a private nurse in England. She hitchhiked around Europe, and in 1955...

Wyndam Kane

Exposed to a world of art, music, literature and history at a very young age, the author has embraced these elements as part of life and work. They have been essential components of harmony and balance. All...

Yong Dai Cho

Grand Master Yong Dai Cho has been teaching Taekwondo in Australia for 37 years. During this time he has devoted his heart and soul to developing Taekwondo Bongsul as a new Taekwondo martial art.