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Khaiah Thomson

Author Khaiah Thomson pens the Welcome to Blackwood (Young Adult, Paranormal Fiction) series. The first book in the series, titled Welcome to Blackwood, won the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize in 2020 and went on to become the publisher’s flagship YA presence in the marketplace.

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Originally from the UK, Mags Webster is currently based in Western Australia, living on Whadjuk Boodjar of the Noongar Nation. From 2011 to 2014 Mags lived, worked and studied in Hong Kong. Mags’ work (poetry, reviews, academic papers and essays) has appeared in various anthologies and journals in Australia, Asia and America. In 2011, her…

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Susan Midalia is the author of three short story collections, all shortlisted for major literary awards, and two literary novels: The Art of Persuasion and Everyday Madness. Her fiction is focuses on the so-called 'domestic' - family, relationships and personal identity - and on the affect of politics in everyday life. Susan also works as…

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View the profile of Donald Gordon

Donald Gordon

Donald has spent his career in international senior leadership and consulting roles. His recently-published book 'From Technocrat to Leader' focuses on the foundational importance to leaders of earning the trust of their people. It is a self-help manual for those new to leadership roles and charts his progress from a very technocratic engineering graduate to…

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Josephine Taylor is a writer and editor who was born on a farm in England and now lives on the coast north of Perth, Western Australia. After developing chronic gynaecological pain in 2000, she was forced to surrender her career as a psychotherapist. Years later, research and writing on the condition made its way into…

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View the profile of Pol Koutsakis

Pol Koutsakis

Pol is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter living in Perth. He has won twice the National Award for Playwriting in Greece (2005, 2007) and once the National Award for Young Adult Literature (2016). His crime novels Athenian Blues and Baby Blue featuring the ethical hitman Stratos Gazis are published in the UK, USA and Australia…

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Glennys Marsdon B. Psych is a multi-award winning author, freelance writer, columnist, reviewer, publisher plus brand/marketing/consumer psychology consultant. Her first short story won the Stirling Literary Awards 2008. Her first book "50 Ways To Grieve Your Lover" was used in international disasters and saw her profiled by US guru Seth Godin, as a someone making…

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Shey Marque is a poet and former scientist, and currently coordinates the Hospital Poets Program on behalf of the KSPF Inc. She was the inaugural winner of the QLD Poetry Festival Emerging Poet Award in 2018. Her first full-length poetry collection, Keeper of the Ritual (UWAP 2019), was shortlisted for the Noel Rowe Poetry Award…

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View the profile of Elaine Forrestal

Elaine Forrestal

Elaine Forrestal is a writer, reviewer, blogger, mentor and public speaker. She has novels, picture books, short story anthologies, historical fiction and magazine articles, and one poem, published around the world in English, Italian and Slovenian. She is also an experienced judge of writing competitions. Elaine lives in Scarborough, Western Australia, and walks on the…

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