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A&A Authors

Sylvia McNeall

Sylvia McNeall

In a life of constant change, Sylvia McNeall felt a need to tell her story and that of her Estonian family in her first book, Foresight and Perseverance.

Initially a graphic artist (ASTC Diploma), she spent some years as the Assistant Director of the New England Regional Art Museum which gave her the impetus to continue her tertiary education in the fine arts. While working as a graphic artist, she completed...

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Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson has spent most of his 49 years living in a wheelchair, giving him a different perspective on life to a lot of people. He has been a History teacher and Learning Designer for over 25 years. He is a Paralympian and has represented Australia in the sports of table tennis and wheelchair rugby. He is likely to wince and/or roll his eyes if you call him 'brave'. Rolling...

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Eduardo Castellanos Diaz Del Castillo and Diane de Castellanos

Eduardo Castellanos Diaz Del Castillo and Diane de Castellanos

Eduardo Castellanos was born in Santa Maria del Rio, in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in 1927. He studied at the National Institute of Fine Art - La Esmeralda - in Mexico City.

Diane de Castellanos was born in 1945 in Wellington NSW, moving with her parents to Canberra in 1947.

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Guy Hallowes

Guy Hallowes

Guy Hallowes has lived an international lifestyle; born in Kenya, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, he has also lived in South Africa, Botswana, and Canada whilst settling with wife Diana and their four children on Sydney’s leafy north shore.

A senior executive in a major international publishing company for twenty years, Guy always harboured a wish to write—a wish that has now been more than fulfilled...

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Adrian Sever

Adrian Sever was born in Australia, graduated in History from Murdoch University in Perth and holds a post-graduate degree in Asian Studies from the Australian National University in Canberra. During a career of almost thirty years in the Australian diplomatic service he served in France, Cambodia and at UNESCO, and established the Australian embassies in China, North Korea and Nepal. He is the author of six books and numerous articles...

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Michael Costello

Michael Costello

Michael Costello is an AWGIE winning playwright, television and screenwriter. His plays have been produced around Australia and New Zealand.

Of his award winning play Royal Affair, Chris Mead, the Curator of the Australian National Playwrights’ Conference, stated “... rich, intelligent and seductive, (Michael Costello) writes with sagacity and wit”.

Michael was commissioned by Sue Smith to write an original episode for her Close Ups series for the ABC and has received...

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Marie Louise

Marie Louise

Sydney-based Marie Louise has been a mother, daughter, lover, friend, business owner, sister and wife. She had the fortune to wake up to her truth, which has exposed a self far different to the one she has perceived before. This truth has exposed her to the power of choice, being and the human potential.

Marie now shares her insights and experiences so others can be exposed to their potential and personal...

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Desmond O'Connor

Desmond O'Connor

Professor Desmond O’Connor writes about flying and the Pilbara Region of Western Australia with authority and feeling after many years as an Engineer, Surveyor, Pilot and President of the Western Australia Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Diane Fagan

Diane Fagan

Diane Fagan was born on the northern prairies in Alberta, Canada – far from the ocean. When she came to Australia, she found a new passion for sailing.

Diane has always written stories, and has won prizes for her short stories for adults. Jodie’s Rescue is her first young adult novel and she is currently working on the second book in the Jodie series.

She has four adult children and lives with...

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Carolyn Little

Carolyn Little

Carolyn Little is a seventy-one year old grandmother from Sydney, who has two sons and two granddaughters.

For most of her career, Carolyn was a Head Science teacher at schools in Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics, and a Master of Science degree in Astronomy.

Carolyn fell in love with the area around Cairns and the Daintree while visiting her son, who gave...

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