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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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Alan Fyfe is a Jewish Australian author from Boorloo, the unceded country of the Noongar nation. His poetry and prose fiction has received recognition with a number of awards and listings in Australia and internationally. He is the author of a novel, T (Transit Lounge 2022), and a poetry collection, G-d, Sleep, and Chaos (forthcoming,…

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Jess Gately is a writer, editor and photographer specialising in science fiction and fantasy literature and author headshots. She loves storytelling in all its formats—written, verbal and visual—and loves helping others tell their stories. She is the President of Editors WA and sits on the Board of the Small Press Network. Jess holds a Masters…

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Suzanne wrote her first play at the tender age of nine, as entertainment for her classmates during their sewing lessons... Since then, she has practiced and honed her writing for performance techniques; become a published and performed playwright; won numerous grants and accolades for her plays; and passed on her skills and passion for performance…

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Katrina Kell was born in Scotland and moved to Australia as a child. Her award-winning writing includes historical fiction, young adult novels, short fiction, poetry, essays, and journalism. A vivid and unforgettable dream was the inspiration for Chloé. The unpublished manuscript of the novel won an Australian Society of Authors Award Mentorship, and Katrina’s PhD…

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Nadia L King is an Australian author of Indian and Irish descent. She is a children's author and award-winning short story writer who believes passionately in the power of stories to make the world a better place. Nadia is is a warm and engaging presenter, and currently undertaking a PhD in English and Creative Writing.

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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 the National Award for Playwriting in Greece twice (2005, 2007) as well as 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…

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Rebecca Laffar-Smith lives with her young adult children and their service animal pup. She also lives with chronic pain and mental illness. Those lived experiences drive her to write young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels that star diverse characters. As a presenter and coach, Rebecca loves to write and speak about the challenges of living…

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