Wendy Sargeant

Wendy Sargeant

Wendy is a mother of two, was a full member of the Queensland Society of Editors until her recent retirement, and is an award winning author. She has published many newspaper and magazine articles. Her first book, commissioned by Harval Educational, was a Creative Writing manual. She also edited their grammar manuals used throughout the NSW education…

Ruth Bonetti

Ruth Bonetti

Ruth Bonetti has been published by a large publishing house (Oxford University Press published Enjoy Playing the Clarinet with its accompanying piano book) and a smaller Australian niche publisher (Albatross Books) and a music publisher. She was Editorial Consultant for the Australian Music Examinations Board Clarinet Syllabus grade books commissioned by Allans Publishing. Ruth approaches…

Mark Worthing

Mark Worthing

I am a Lutheran pastor with a PhD in the History of Science and a ThD in theology.  I have written a number of academic works and also have published poetry and short stories.  I recently wrote the biography of Graeme Clark (Graeme Clark: The Man who Invented the Bionic Ear, Allen&Unwin, 2015).  I am…

Gail Berryman

Gail Berryman

In a fencing club, God spoke to Gail M Berryman to consider keeping herself free of Sunday sport, particularly fencing. The club wanted her in competitions on the days she normally taught Sunday school. Would she put her name down? Then God spoke to her through His words in Isaiah 58:13,14NIV ‘If you keep your…

Meredith Resce

Meredith Resce

South Australian Author, Meredith Resce, has been writing since 1991, and has had books in the Australian market since 1997. Following the Australian success of her “Heart of Green Valley” series, they were released in the UK and USA. She recently released her 18th project, ‘Falling for Maddie Grace’, both in a box set with international bestselling…

Beryl Spencer

Beryl Spencer

  Beryl Spencer is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who lives with her husband on a cattle property outside Kilkivan, Queensland. Beryl sees herself as a country girl, having been born and raised on the land. She is also a successful business woman. Beryl loves living in the country in a large home that has…

Anne Hamilton

Anne Hamilton

Anne Hamilton is the author of 14 books. Several have won awards. She writes picture books, middle grade, YA fantasy to a meditative theology series. She’s also a professional editor and has worked on over 100 books and magazines, along with so many independent articles she’s long ago lost count. She’s edited both fiction and non-fiction for…

Margaret Lepke

Margaret Lepke

Margaret’s writing has been defined by her love for Jesus, her studies in theology, and her work as a counsellor, mediator, naturopath and educator. She writes about professional and biblical matters and manages the content of Biblical Publications, a new hosting platform for Christian eBooks, articles and other resources. Ministry… recently retired, Margaret now shares her…

Heather Monro

Heather Monro

Heather Monro is a qualified and highly experienced kindergarten teacher. She has taught for over 30 years and is a confident and dynamic motivator of children and adults. Heather is the Australian Director of Kids Music Company and leads music workshops and classes for teachers and children around Australia. She runs a KMC music school…

Adam Collings

Adam Collings

Adam David Collings is an author of speculative fiction. He lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife Linda and his two children.  Adam draws inspiration for his stories from his over-active imagination, his life experiences and his faith. Adam is a one of nine contributing authors to Medieval Mars: The Anthology. A collection of stories…

Lynne Stringer

Lynne Stringer

Lynne Stringer has been passionate about writing all her life. She began writing professionally as a journalist and was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, before turning her hand to screenplay writing and novels. Lynne currently works as a professional editor and proofreader. She has worked for Rochelle Manners of Wombat Books/Rhiza Press and now…

Crystal Mary Lindsey

Crystal Mary Lindsey

Crystal Mary Lindsey is a retired health professional and Bible college graduate. She witnesses her Christian faith in many ways, especially in the writing of Christian Inspirational Romance and nonfiction self-help books. Crystal lived and worked in the USA for a few years where she married for the second time. She and her American husband…

James Cooper

James Cooper

James Cooper is Director of Creative Writing at Tabor College, Adelaide, where he has lectured and supervised Masters students in creative writing since 2009. With postgraduate qualifications in Christian philosophy and education, as well as creative writing, he has published a number of poems and short stories both locally and overseas. While his main writing…

Carol Preston

Carol Preston

Carol lives in Wollongong with her husband, Neil. She is a psychologist and has a part time private counselling practice, as well as being an author and speaker. Carol enjoys spending time with her children and four grandchildren, as well as bushwalking, gardening and holidaying overseas with her husband. One of her hobbies over many…

Deb Porter

Deb is a publisher (Breath of Fresh Air Press), writer, editor, and popular public speaker. Deb has been the right hand person at FaithWriters.com since 2003, and is the Coordinator of the FaithWriters Writing Challenge. Since its inception, Deb has helped shape this weekly contest and now publishes the winning entries in the Mixed Blessings…

Iola Goulton

Iola Goulton

I am a married mother-of-two, living in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. I’m a book reviewer who plays the horn in the local Brass Band and does scrapbooking and cardmaking as hobbies, and I’m a part-time self-employed editor and proofreader of Christian fiction. Website: http://christianediting.co.nz/  Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4164070-iola    

Amanda Greenslades

Amanda Greenslades

A writer of children’s books and bridge (new adult) fantasy, Amanda aspires to encourage others, be creative and enjoy books. Her books are available in print and as ebooks, including some with multimedia. A creative editor with a modern approach, Amanda has worked on fiction and non-fiction, and especially enjoys fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction and…

Jo-Anne Berthelsen

Jo-Anne Berthelsen

Jo-Anne Berthelsen is a Sydney-based author of six published novels—Heléna, All the Days of My Life, Laura, Jenna, Heléna’s Legacy and The Inheritance. Her first memoir, Soul Friend, was released in 2012, while a second, Becoming Me, is currently awaiting publication.  Jo-Anne holds degrees in Arts and Theology and has worked as a high school…

Catriona McKeown

Catriona McKeown

Catriona McKeown lives on the Fraser Coast in Queensland, Australia, with her husband of 20+ years and three daughters. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching, and is currently studying a Master of Inclusive Education. Catriona has completed a writing course at The Writers’ Studio and continues to study the art…

Jenny Glazebrook

Jenny Glazebrook

Jenny loves to write inspirational Christian fiction for young adults. She is the wife of Rob Glazebrook and the mother of Micah, Merridy, Clarity and Amelia. They live in the country town of Gundagai with lots of pets. Jenny is the author of 5 published novels with the final 2 of her Aussie Sky Series…

Mimi Emmanuel

Mimi Emmanuel

I write for fun and love to get the Word out there. In 2015 I contributed to a couple of anthologies to help raise funds for women’s and children’s education as well as for a blind society in Australia. The anthologies I contributed to are, ‘Like a Girl,’ brainchild of Mirren Hogan and edited by…

Jo Wanmer

Jo Wanmer

Jo Wanmer loves being a Queenslander. She lives with her husband, Steve, on the northern outskirts of Brisbane. Together they run a small business and are associate pastors of a community of people known as Access Church. She loves exploring the wonder of God’s creation on her early morning walks, going on adventures with her…

Russell Watt

Russell Watt

Russell Watt is an accountant by training and a creative writer at heart. He has been writing stories since he first learned how to pick up a pencil properly. Once he learned to type at high school, his productivity soared, and he was able to read what he wrote. Russell enjoys participating in National Novel…

Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has co-pastored a church for ten years, written numbers of songs and led music ministry, and worked as a high school English and Learning and Support teacher. A longtime lover of…

Paula Vince

Paula Vince

Award-winning author, Paula Vince loves to evoke tears and laughter through her novels. A wife and homeschooling mother of three, she resides in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Her youth was brightened by great fiction and she’s on a mission to pay it forward. Her books are a blend of drama and romance,…

Elizabeth Klein

Elizabeth Klein

With nineteen years of experience in the classroom and nine years as a tutor, Elizabeth has also published many short stories in anthologies and online educational resources as well as stories in reading kits in schools. Two of her novels are Firelight of Heaven and Greenheart of the Forest.   Elizabeth is one of our…

Rose Dee

Rose was born in North Queensland, Australia. Her childhood experiences growing up in a small beach community would later provide inspiration for her Resolution series. Two of the three Resolution novels have won Australian CALEB awards. She has also released The Greenfield Legacy, a collaborative novel highlighting the pain of Australia’s past policy of forced…

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Kristen Young

Kristen lives in the Central West of NSW with her family and neurotic Mini Schnauzer. She loves Jesus, talking about him, and sharing the good news with people of all ages. She partners with her husband in the youth and children’s ministry in their local church. She writes YA fiction and non-fiction. Kristen is also…

Nola Passmore

Nola Passmore

Nola Passmore is a freelance writer and editor who has had more than 150 short pieces published, including devotionals, true stories, poetry, short fiction, magazine articles and academic papers.  She and her husband Tim have their own freelance writing and editing business called The Write Flourish.  They love helping writers to achieve their goals and be…

Andrea Grigg

Andrea Grigg

Andrea Grigg is the author of two contemporary Christian romance novels published by Rhiza Press.  Previously a primary school teacher, Andrea has presented workshops in writers’ conferences, schools and local libraries.  Understanding how goal, motivation, and conflict can positively impact our stories (particularly in characterization) is something she loves to ‘share and show’ fellow writers…

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Rochelle Manners

Rochelle is the Director of Rhiza Press and Wombat Books. She is trained as a teacher, counsellor and has a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing. Rochelle has run a number of other successful imprints including Even Before Publishing. Her passion for encouraging emerging Australian authors led her to establishing The Word Writers and online…

Valerie Volk

Valerie Volk

Valerie Volk is an Adelaide writer of poetry, verse novels and prose fiction. She has published widely in Australian journals and magazines, with almost two hundred poems and short stories in print, and seven books, including In Due Season – poems of love and loss, which won the Omega Writers CALEB Prize for poetry in…

Judy Rogers

Judy Rogers

Judy is enjoying semi retirement as a part time senior florist after teaching primary and special education for nearly forty years. She has written and recorded a CD of songs and is now embarking on writing a set of Children’s fantasy novels. Judy has been involved in, and chaired many State and National committees within…

Carolyn Bourke

Carolyn Bourke

Carolyn has been reading and writing something for as long as she can remember. In recent years her writing has been mainly work related – journal articles, reports and the odd panto or skit script. After accepting a redundancy in 2015, Carolyn enjoyed a Sabbatical which has given  the opportunity to reconsider her life direction. Currently studying…

Susan Barnes

Susan started writing devotional articles in 1988. However it wasn’t until 2005 that her writing became a priority after her three children left home. At that time Susan started a blog where she posts her devotionals, book reviews and inspirational articles. Susan completed a Ministry Degree in 2015 which she feels has given her a…

Penny Reeve

Penny Reeve

Penny Reeve is the author of more than 20 books for children. She writes picture books, non-fiction, junior fiction and YA. Penny is passionate about cross-cultural issues, faith and storytelling. She writes to empower children to respond to the world around them. As a manuscript assessor Penny offers a paid consultation service for writers wanting to strengthen…

Patricia Weerakoon

Patricia Weerakoon

Patricia Weerakoon is a medical doctor turned Sexologist and Writer. She is an evangelical Christian. She is married to Vasantha. Her son Kamal is a Presbyterian minister. As a Sexologist she has translated her passion to bring good holistic sexual health to all people into practical sex education, sex research and sex therapy. Her writing and speaking…

Jeanette O'Hagan

Jeanette O’Hagan

Jeanette O’Hagan enjoys writing fantasy fiction, poetry, blogging and editing. She is currently writing her Akrad’s Legacy Series – a Young Adult secondary world fantasy fiction with adventure, courtly intrigue and romantic elements. She has short stories and poems published in Tied in Pink romance anthology (December 2014) and Poetica Christi’s Inner Child (July 2015),…

Hazel Barker

Hazel Barker

Hazel Barker arrived in Australia from Burma in 1967 courtesy of her English great grandfather and Portuguese grandmother, during the days of the White Australia Policy. She completed her Arts degree at the University of Western Australia, with History as her major and English as her sub-major. After teaching English at various High Schools in…

Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

After allowing her English teacher to squash her passion for writing, fifteen years out of high school, Michelle dared to write again and enrolled in a writing course. Now more than ever she is passionate about people outworking their God given creativity.  Author of YA novels Spiralling Out of Control and Spiralling Out of the…

Anne Brown

Anne Brown

Anne is married to Bruce, a community ministries pastor, and they have 3 grown children. Anne’s experience is in pastoral ministry and as a counsellor. She has degrees in special education teaching and theology and has a Masters in counselling. Anne is doing further studies on the subject of hope.  

Simon Kennedy

Simon Kennedy

Simon has had a TV show concept optioned by Matchbox Pictures. He has written several feature film scripts and his YouTube channel, Songs with Simon, has over fifteen million hits. In 2014, he served as a Development Executive in an international film competition and won first prize in the John Shaw Neilson category of Fellowship…

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Marshall Ballantine-Jones

Marshall Ballantine-Jones is married to Rebecca and has four children. Brought up in a minister’s family, his first postgrad career was in business as a financial analyst and computer programmer, after which he studied at Moore College and became an Anglican minister. After 12 years in various parish-based roles, he moved to Youthworks in 2010…

Adele Jones

Adele Jones

Queensland author Adele Jones writes young adult and historical novels, poetry and short inspirational, fiction and non-fiction works. Her first YA novel Integrate was awarded the 2013 CALEB Prize for unpublished manuscript. Her writing explores issues of social justice, humanity, faith, natural beauty and meaning in life’s journey, and as a speaker she presents a…

Raewyn Elsegood

Raewyn Elsegood

Raewyn is a wife and mother of three who is passionate about helping women move forward into their next right step for God.  She has spent the previous ten years on the pastoral team of her church, as National Director of Womens’ Leadership Network and Founder and Director of the Refresh Retreat.  At present she…