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    Ben Peek & Stephanie Campisi
    Ian Irvine
    Sally Newham
    Michele Cashmore
    Thoraiya Dyer
    A A Bell
    Lara Morgan
    Paul Collins
    Glenda Larke
    Kylie Chan
    Dave Freer
    Rhonda Roberts
    Edwina Harvey
    Nicole Murphy
    Lynne Jamneck
    Dave Freer
    Kate Forsyth
    Cat Sparks

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Meet the Visiting Writers



Paul Garrety

Book Two Hurdles

Ben Peek & Stephanie Campisi

Dynamic Double Novella from Twelfth Planet Press

Ian Irvine

Read Ian’s post – A Guided Tour of  Book Promotion


Sally Newham

Sally’s Insight into the QWC/Allen and Unwin Manuscript Development Program

Michele Cashmore

Michele’s web site

Read Michele’s Post on the Similarity of Writing Short Stories and Plays

Read a one of Michele’s short stories from Fantastical Journeys to Brisbane : The Wind Cries Mary

Thoriaya Dyer

The Company Articles of Edward Teach

Read Thoraiya’s post on Book Trailers on a Budget

Read a sample of Thoraiya’s Story Night Heron’s Curse, from Australia Imaginarium

A A Bell

Crossing the Genres for Commercial Publication

Read the first 100 pages of Diamond Eyes


Lara Morgan

Talks about Writing for Young Adults

Read Chapter One


Kylie Chan

Talks about Sustaining Plots

Quentaris – ‘The Spell of Undoing’ by Paul Collins

Read Chapter One

Paul Collins talks about

the road to publication of ‘Slightly Skewed’



Glenda Larke — Fantasy writer — Aurealis Award Finalist

Guest Post: Glenda Larke and NaNoWriMo

Kylie Chan — Fantasy Author

Kylie Chan talks about Cultural Differences


Dave Freer — Spec Fic Writer — Ichthyologist

Dave Freer on moving home and Writing

Rhonda Roberts — Fantasy writer with Voyager Online

Getting my first book published, Rhonda Roberts

Read Gladiatrix excerpt

Edwina Harvey — Young Adult Author

Edwina Harvey talks about the Road to Publication

for her YA Novel, The Whales’s Tale.

Read Edwina’s story DIVORCE

Nicole (Photo courtesy Cat Sparks)

Nicole Murphy  — Fantasy Writer  with Voyager Online

Five things I wish I knew before I got the call!

Lynne Jamneck — Editor — Writer — Shortlisted for Sir Julius Vogel Award

The Highlights and Pitfalls of Anthology Editing

Guest Post: Your Book Cover and Promotion


Dave Luckett — Children, Young Adult and Adult Spec Fic Writer — Aurealis Award Winner

Reverse Sexism

Read Dave’s story By the Sweat of Your Brow


Kate Forsyth — Children’s, Young Adult and Adult Fantasy Writer — Aurealis Award Winner

Kate Forsyth’s Three Ts of Writing

Cat Sparks — Writer — Editor– Aurealis Award Winner

Read Cat’s Aurealis Winning story Hollywood Roadkill



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