Penny Morrison

‘Penny Morrison is the author of 2017 CBCA Notable book, ‘Captain Sneer the Buccaneer’, the story of a boastful pirate who secretly wants his Mummy. Her other books include ‘Hey! is that how God made me?’ and ‘The Mighty Mighty King Christmas Book’. Penny studied early childhood education and has taught in preschools, run playgroups…

Margie Lawson

Margie Lawson —psychotherapist, editor, and international presenter – teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners. Margie has presented over eighty full day master classes in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches with taking their writing several levels…

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…

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…

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…

May-Kuan LIM

May-Kuan LIM was working as an engineer in a Malaysian newsroom when she realized she would rather write stories than broadcast them. From 2007 to 2015, she wrote a monthly parenting column for the Borneo Post. As she interviewed friends and experts, writing became a means of searching for answers. During this time, she also…

Alex Marestaing

Once upon a time, author Alex Marestaing wrote a random letter to the Walt Disney Company asking if they needed any creative help. Fortunately, Disney had mercy on his embarrassing attempt to break into the publishing scene and gave him his first writing job. A lot has happened since then, including four novels, a beautiful…

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…

Katrina Roe

Katrina Roe is an author and radio presenter. She can be heard each weekday on Sydney’s Hope 103.2 radio, where she is the host of Hope Mornings. Her latest book, Gemma Gets the Jitters is being published with Wombat Books in 2017. Katrina’s first book, Marty’s Nut-Free Party was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book…

Rowena Beresford

Rowena Beresford is the editor of The Book Curator magazine, which provides school librarians with a wealth of information including detailed reviews of books for children and young adults from the major publishers and many of the independents. She has worked in the boutique publishing industry for 15 years. Rowena is also the acquisitions editor…

Jemima Trappel

Jemima Trappel is a Sydney-based artist who enjoys bringing words to life. She’s the illustrator of Same by Katrina Roe, and also of the CALEB Prize winning Wonderfully Madison and Fearlessly Madison series by Penny Reeve. She’s married to Robbie and they are currently studying at Moore Theological College in Newtown. jemimatrappel.blogspot.com

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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…