Authors

Jane Teresa Anderson
Stuart Andrews
Abigail Bray
Nicholas Carvan
Patricia Clarke 
Mick Colliss
James Cowan
Kate Durack
Noni Durack
Dominique Grubisa
Ross Fitzgerald
Meg Geer
Geoffrey Hirst
Sarah James
Craig Jensen
Dawn Johnson

Sylvia Petter
Angela de Pourbaix
Alison Taafe
Peter Taylor
Peter Thompson
Diane Tunnington
Rod Usher
Neville Vines
Sally Wilde
Roy Williams
Judith Wright
Edwina Wyatt

 

Jane Teresa Anderson

Jane Teresa Anderson is a dream analyst and writer. Her books The Shape of Things to Come and Dream Alchemy were influential on the subjects of synchronicity and the significance and meaning of dreams.

 

Stuart Andrews

Stuart Andrews, a champion decathlete and bobsledder, wrote Blind Leading the Blind, the true adventure story of walking the Kokoda Track with two blind athletes.

 

Abigail Bray

Abigail Bray and Elizabeth Reid Boyd wrote Girl Talk, a non-fiction work for adolescent girls.

 

Nicholas Carvan

Nicholas Carvan’s first novel was Urban Aliens.

 

Patricia Clarke

Patricia Clarke has published several books on female Australian writers, among them Rosa! Rosa!, a biography of Rosa Praed. She was the editor for Half a Lifetime by Judith Wright, and with Wright’s daughter Meredith McKinney she co-edited An Equal Heart and Mind, the letters of Judith Wright and Jack McKinney, and With Love and Fury: Selected letters of Judith Wright.

 

Mick Colliss

Mick Colliss is a partner in West Australian advertising and marketing consultants, COOCH Creative. His first book is the witty and amusing Full Contact Sudoku.

 

James Cowan

James Cowan has written more than thirty books, both fiction and non-fiction, including the international best-selling literary novel A Mapmaker’s Dream, the thematic sequel to which, Snow on the Camino Real, is on submission around the world. He has lived all over the world and worked in the outback for many years among Australian Aborigines. His non-fiction includes books on spirituality and biographies of St Francis and St Anthony of Egypt.

 

Kate Durack

Kate Durack is a Sydney graphic designer and artist whose first picture book is a collaboration with her grandmother Noni Durack. 

 

Noni Durack

Noni Durack has published books under the name of Noni Braham, and she is the author of a children’s story about the Min Min lights of outback Australia that her granddaughter Kate has illustrated.

 

Dominique Grubisa

Dominique Grubisa is a New South Wales barrister whose practical books for the layperson include Getting to Ex: Taking Control of Your Divorce and Managing Debt.

 

Ross Fitzgerald

Ross Fitzgerald, historian, current affairs commentator, columnist and reviewer has written numerous books over many years. The latest are Made in Queensland, Under the Influence (both co-authored) and My Name is Ross. The biography Austen Tayshus: The Merchant of Menace, co-written with Richard Murphy, is his latest book. 

 

Meg Geer

Meg Geer is a non-fiction writer, whose first work, the humorous The Mother of All Accidents, is on submission. 

 

Geoffrey Hirst

Geoffrey Hirst is a urologist who co-wrote Your Prostate: Your Choices with Sally Wilde.

 

Sarah James

Sarah James, midwife and mother, keeps the essentials in sight in her warm, yet professional take on pregnancy and childbirth, Midwife Wisdom, Mother Love.

 

Craig Jensen

Craig Jensen is a barrister whose book You Be the Judge is a light-hearted and often amusing collection of legal cases where the reader is invited to decide the verdict.

 

Dawn Johnson

Dawn Johnson’s triumph-over-adversity memoir, Face Values, is currently on submission.

 

 Trevor Jordan

Trevor Jordan is an academic and ethicist. He is the co-author with Ross Fitzgerald of Under the Influence.

 

Barbara Ker Wilson

Barbara Ker Wilson is the writer of over fifty books for children, including most recently The Day of the Elephant, with illustrations by Frané Lessac. Equally well known as a publisher and editor, Barbara also writes novels; The Lost Years of Jane Austen was published in the United States in 2008. She is currently writing a memoir about her publishing career.

 

 Kristine Lehmann

Kristine Lehmann has written about the armed abduction of her husband in the Philippines in the style of an international thriller; nearing submission

 

Hugh Lunn

Hugh Lunn is the author of many books, including the best-selling Australian boyhood memoir, Over the Top with Jim, Lost for Words, Spies Like Us and The Great Fletch, a biography of tennis great and larrikin Ken Fletcher. His new book, Words Fail Me, conitnues his popular series on retrieving Australia’s distincitve language.

 

 

Phyllis McDuff

Phyllis McDuff wrote the intriguing and tantalising mother-daughter memoir, A Story Dream Long Ago.

 

Meredith McKinney

Meredith McKinney is Japanese scholar and translator who has published several books, including the tenth century Japanese classic The Pillow Book in English translation. The daughter of Judith Wright and Jack McKinney, she co-edited with Patricia Clarke With Love and Fury: Selected Letters of Judith Wright and contributed the Introduction to a new edition of Birds, a volume of poetry by Judith Wright.

 

Robert Macklin

Robert Macklin is a journalist and writer. Books represented by the agency include the non-fiction titles Kill the Tiger, Fire in the Blood and the memoir War Babies.

 

Josie Montano

Josie Montano writes humorous chidlren’s fiction. Among her many titles are Wogalucci’s, Stuff They Don’t Teach You at School, and Chickenpox, Yuck!

 

 Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy is a journalist whose first book is the biography, Austen Tayshus: The Merchant of Menace, co-written with Ross Fitzgerald.

 

Philip Neilsen

Philip Neilsen is a poet and children’s writer, whose merry adventure Splot the Viking has been published in Australia, Europe and China.

 

Sandra Okalyi

Sandra Okalyi is a Brisbane artist. Mozzie and Midgie, written by Doug MacLeod, is her first picture book.

 

Bernadette O’Shea

Bernadette O’Shea, world champagne authority and full-time champagne consultant and educator, has written Champagne & Chandeliers: Grand Dining Celebrations to delight champagne lovers and satisfy connoisseurs. It was a finalist in the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards and GOURMAND World Cookbook Awards.

 

Matt Ottley

Matt Ottley, multi award-winning illustrator and writer, won the 2008 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for his ground-breaking, multi-modal work for older readers and adults, Requiem for a Beast. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the same award for Home and Away, written by John Marsden. He is in great demand as an illustrator, and the spectacular results of his collaboration with new writer Danny Parker will soon be available.

 

Ian Parkes

Ian Parkes spent his youth in the bush working as a jackeroo, stockman and, eventually, overseer. At age 21 he returned to the city and founded the advertising agency which in time became Parkes Clemenger. His stylish memoir A Youth Not Wasted captures a young man's outback experiences and their indelible effects on his life.

 

Sharad Paul

Sharad Paul is a New Zealander who writes contemporary fiction. Cool Cut received strong media attention in India and his second, To Kill a Snow Dragonfly, is forthcoming in India and on offer in other territories.

 

Mandaley Perkins

Mandaley Perkins has written two books, Tropic Tide, about her father, Bruce “VB” Perkins and Hanoi, Adieu, about her stepfather, which was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for non-fiction. 

 

Sylvia Petter

Sylvia Petter is an Australian writer of novels and short fiction who lives in Vienna 

 

Angela de Pourbaix

Angela de Pourbaix is a Sydney naturopath and nurtritionist. The Me Too Cookbook, a collection of trustworthy foolproof everyday recipes free of gluten and dairy, caters for this increasingly significant dietary market. 

 

Alison Taafe

Alison Taafe is a chef, educator and cookbook writer whose new book, I Didn’t Know You Could Cook, is currently on submission. 

 

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor is a professional calligrapher and educator. He has published extensively on the practice of calligraphy and his new book will be published in the UK. He is also a chidlren’s writer.

 

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson is an Australian writer and former journalist based in the UK, who wrote Kill the Tiger with co-writer Robert Macklin. 

 

Diane Tunnington

Diane Tunnington is a new children’s picturebook writer. 

 

Rod Usher

Rod Usher is a fiction writer and poet whose new novel, Poor Man’s Wealth, to be published in Australia and New Zealand, is on submission in other territories. His return to fiction writing after many years as a poet offers the same enjoyment that so distinguished his earlier works, The Man of Marbles and Florid States.  

 

Neville Vines

Neville Vines is a new writer of young teen fiction.

 


Sally Wilde

Sally Wilde is a medical historian, who co-wrote Your Prostate: Your Choices with Geoffrey Hirst. 

 

 

Roy Williams

Roy Williams was a litigation partner at a leading firm of Sydney solicitors before writing his first book, God, Actually in 2008. It has since been published in the UK and United States.

 


Judith Wright

Judith Wright is one of Australia’s pre-eminent poets. Her autobiography Half a Lifetime was written with Canberra writer Patricia Clarke; see also entry for Meredith McKinney.


Edwina Wyatt

Edwina Wyatt is a new children’s writer

 

Danny Parker

Danny Parker is a new children's writer with several books slotted for publication in 2011.

 

 

 


 


 



 

 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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