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Michael Stephens

MICHAEL STEPHENS

Michael Stephens has an Arts/Law degree from Sydney University but he published his first book soon after graduating and has been able to avoid the real world ever since. He writes something early every morning (birthdays and Christmas included) while most of the rest of the world is still in bed. Then he does housework…
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Irini Savvides

IRINI SAVVIDES

Irini was born in Sydney to Greek Cypriot parents. A teacher of English and Drama, she is passionate about teaching and learning (and also about travel!). Willow Tree and Olive was written as part of Irini’s thesis for her Masters of Arts degree at Macquarie University, and her research included travels to Greece to follow…
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Christine Harris

CHRISTINE HARRIS

Christine lives in the Adelaide Hills, but she writes anywhere she can find a pen or plug in her laptop computer. The strangest place she has written a story is in Pizza Hut on a serviette. She established her reputation as a writer with her first collection of stories, Outer Face. In less than six…
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nadia wheatley

Nadia Wheatley

Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer, she was born 30 April 1949, currently work at PaperHelp writing company as a writer’s agent. Wheatley has a list of award-winning titles that cover the genres of fiction, history, biography and picture books. She writes for adults as well as for young people. Nadia is an inspiring speaker,…
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Sandy Fussell

SANDY FUSSELL

Sandy Fussell is a mum, an author, a computer programmer and web site designer. Much to her surprise, these jobs go together very well. She calls herself the Cinderella Author, firmly convinced someone has waved a magic wand over her. Her greatest fear is one day the ball will end and she will turn back…
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Coral Tulloch

Coral Tulloch

A history in promotion and illustration in newspapers led Coral to create a syndicated page for children which has appeared for over 20 years in newspapers throughout Australia and internationally. During this time she studied fine art at East Sydney Technical College, Animation at Randwick Technical College, and has had periods at studios, drawing in…
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Emma Tom

Emma Tom

Award-winning journalist Emma Tom is best known for her provocative and humorous columns, originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald with ‘Babewatch’ (now published as an anthology), and more recently in The Weekend Australian. Her feisty, in-your-face style has led to appearances on television shows such as ‘The Midday Show’, ‘Good News Week’ and ‘The…
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Joanna Hempel

Joanna Hempel

After 16 years of working with her students at the Armidale School of Youth Drama, which led to the production and publication of many successful plays, Joanna Hempel now shares her insights into theatre and performance through workshops in schools and colleges. Joanna’s academic background is in Psychology and Theatre Studies. Her work is based…
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Gabrielle Carey

Gabrielle Carey

Originally best known for her novel Puberty Blues (co-authored with Kathy Lette), Gabrielle Carey has had an extensive career in writing, screenwriting, reviewing and journalism. Her own published works include The Borrowed Girl and In My Father’s House. She has also contributed to Motherlove (edited by Debra Adelaide) and co-edited The Penguin Book of Death.…
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Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge

Poet Judith Beveridge was born in England in 1956 and migrated to Australia as a child. She studied communications at the University of Technology in Sydney and has worked as a research officer, library assistant and a teacher. She is currently involved in Bushcare. Judith has received numerous fellowships from the Australia Council to write…
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Dr Leanne Rowe

Dr Leanne Rowe

Dr Leanne Rowe is a general practitioner with a special interest in adolescent health and parenting. She is also lectures at Melbourne University and Monash University and in 1997 was awarded the Australian Medical Association’s ‘Best Individual Contribution to Health Care in Australia’ for her work in setting up Clockwork Young People’s Health Service in…
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Robin Morrow

ROBIN MORROW

Robin Morrow is highly experienced in many areas of the world of children’s books. Founder of The Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft, which for many years was the only specialist shop of its kind; she became an invaluable resource for parents, teachers and librarians throughout NSW and beyond. In addition to her twenty-five years at The…
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Josie Montano

Josie Montano

Author Josie Montano’s love of fiction writing began at the age of eight when she would shelve her self-published stories in her primary school library. She lives with her family in Brisbane and has worked as a teacher aide in primary schools. Josie is now a full time writer, currently completing a Graduate Certificate in…
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Jen McVeity

Jen McVeity

Fast-moving plots and lots of dialogue are the trademarks of Jen McVeity’s style. With over twenty books in print, she is also known for her light touch and wry humour when dealing with powerful themes. Her latest novel, Dreamcatcher (published in the USA as ‘On Different Shores’), is a novel for teenagers about the conflicts…
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Margery Hertzberg

Margery Hertzberg

Margery Hertzberg runs drama workshops for students using drama strategies and forms as outlined in many Australian Primary and Drama documents. Using favourite texts from the school library she uses processes such as sculpting, hot seating, parallel improvisation and Readers’ Theatre to develop students’ comprehension skills. Texts previously used in workshops of this kind include…
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