Brigitte Muir is the first Australian to climb the highest mountain on each continent, and the first Australian woman to climb Everest. Her autobiography was published in 1998.…Read More »
Jason Nahrung grew up on a Queensland cattle property and now lives in Melbourne with his wife, the writer Kirstyn McDermott. His fiction is invariably darkly themed, perhaps reflecting his passion for classic B-grade horror films and ’80s goth rock. …Read More »
Johanna Nicholls comes from a theatrical family. She was a journalist and magazine feature writer in Sydney, Melbourne and London. In television she worked as a researcher/writer and Head Script Editor of TV Drama at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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Alex Palmer (aka Margaret Innes) is a Canberra-based novelist who took up writing full time when she was made redundant from the Australian Public Service. With Blood Redemption, she won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel, and …Read More »
Michael Parker studied law and worked (extremely briefly) in corporate litigation before seeing the light and retraining to teach English. He is married with two children, and currently co-ordinates English at a school in Sydney. He has lived with the …Read More »
Dr Shirley Patton grew up in outback Western Australia and now lives in wine-growing country overlooking the beautiful Tamar River, northern Tasmania. A decade ago, she left an academic career as a published researcher of family violence and a lecturer …Read More »
Kevin has proved himself one of Australia’s best journalists, writers and biographers. He is author of several best-selling books, including biographies of famous English bodyline bowler Harold Larwood, Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies, The Gambling Man Big Bill Waterhouse, legendary …Read More »
Peter is a former soapie star and award-winning actor. Sex Without Madonna: True Confession of a Hired Gun in Tinseltown is his story of leaving home to make it big in Hollywood.…Read More »
Wartime Brisbane made a deep impression on Estelle, where she worked as a photographic colourist, munitions worker, ambulance driver and nurse. Twenty years later she found herself on M. V. Ocean Spray co-authoring the historical novel, Too Many Spears with …Read More »
As a child, Emma Quay used to make tiny books from any scrap of paper she could find and her mum was always finding them hidden under her pillow. These days, young children all around the world fall asleep with …Read More »
Maria’s writing career began in Sydney as an Advertising Copywriter. After working in the US and Canada, she graduated to Creative Director of a London Agency. Returning to Australia after several years’ absence, she launched a second career as magazine …Read More »
Cameron is a horror writer whose book The Music of Razors received two Aurealis Award nominations for Best Fantasy Novel and Best Horror Novel in 2001.…Read More »
Anna Romer was born in Australia to a family of booklovers. She led a nomadic life for many years, travelling in an ancient Kombi van around Europe and Britain where she discovered a passion for history.
These days she lives …Read More »
Adrienne is married to former New South Wales Police Commissioner Peter Ryan. A Silent Love is her first book.…Read More »
Irini Savvides, an author for adolescents won critical acclaim for her debut novel, Willow Tree and Olive, published in 2001, which Irini wrote as part of her Master’s degree. Irini was born in Sydney and now lives in the …Read More »
Moya Sayer-Jones is a seriously comic writer. She wrote her first novel, the bestseller Little Sister in 1988. (Republished in a new edition in March 2005.) Little Sister was followed in 1996 by a collection of short stories, Mouth to …Read More »
Julie lives in Scotland and is married with two teenage sons.
From an early age, she always knew she wanted to write novels and after reading “Princess Daisy” by Judith Krantz at the age of thirteen, Julie was bitten by …Read More »
Andy is a former London police officer turned journalist and writer. He has worked as a reporter and editor on some of the world’s major newspapers and magazines. He is the author of the acclaimed psychological thriller, The Disciples, …Read More »
Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved …Read More »
A psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Psychologist of 25 years’ private practice experience, Ruth Simons conducts workshops and sees specific clients in Sydney and on the Gold Coast. Prior to setting up her practice, she worked for a private psychiatric hospital …Read More »