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A&A Authors

Clive A. Smith

Clive A. Smith

Born in England, Clive immigrated to Australia with his family in 1964 and has called Australia home ever since. Clive love Australia and its people so much that he is addicted to exploring its diversity.

He and his wife Jan have been on the road for years now, having one adventure after another.

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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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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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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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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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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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Christine Dodson

Christine Dodson

Christine Dodson is a 52 year old woman with a BA (psychology), a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Loss and Grief). She volunteers as a telephone counsellor and is involved with a with a loss and grief support group. Longing for Life - the treacherous quest for motherhood through IVF is her first book.

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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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Ken McLean

Ken McLean

Ken McLean lives in Bronte, Sydney, where he directs a center for the Holistic development of Body, Mind and Spirit called Shin Sen Dojo. For over forty years he has practiced and taught Aikido, Ki Energy cultivation, Macrobiotics and Ki Shiatsu.  

He has helped thousands of people achieve greater health, harmony, happiness and success through the programs he runs and personal consultations.  

Ken also surfs regularly at Bronte and is...

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Joan Katherine Isaacs

Joan Katherine Isaacs

Joan Katherine Isaacs is a wife, mother and doting grandmother. Born in 1953 into a Catholic family, Joan is the middle child of migrant parents.

Joan became a teacher, initially working in primary schools and later focussing on children with special needs and learning difficulties.

In 2013 Joan gave evidence at the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. To Prey and to Silence is her own powerful...

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