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A&A Authors

Peter d'Plesse

Peter d'Plesse

Peter d'Plesse has explored the mountains, jungle and desert of the Australian landscape over many years. He has written numerous articles on education, the outdoors and aviation and is a private pilot rated for aerobatics and formation flight. Peter lives in Tasmania and Fire Eye is his first novel.

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Wendy Fitzgerald

Wendy Fitzgerald

Wendy Fitzgerald has three main passions, music, writing and teaching. She has a Diploma in teaching, a Graduate Diploma in Primary Music and a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature and Literacy. She lives in Sydney with her wonderful husband, two fantastic kids, a couple of small dogs, one piano and a lot of books. She has had some short stories published, but this is her first novel.

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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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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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Rowan Hagen

Rowan Hagen

Rowan Hagen began her writing vocation with poetry before moving onto prose. Her first novel Darlo, set in the notorious underbelly of Sydney, was published in 2008 by Short Stop Press. Fearless takes its readers to coastal communities in the idealistic seventies and in the present.

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N. R. Marxsen

N. R. Marxsen

N.R Marxsen grew up in a small town on the coast of Queensland, in a very enterprising, artistic and musical family. She developed a love for writing at a very young age and now spends most of her time singing, writing about the fantastic new worlds she creates, and sketching.

She also has a love of animals and is particularly passionate about horses and everything equestrian. While working part time in...

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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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Jean-Marie Veronica

Jean-Marie Veronica

Jean-Marie Veronica was born in 1936 and has always been interested in spirituality. She lives in Victoria with her husband Maurice. Oneness is her first book.

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Stanley N Morton

Stanley N Morton, the fourth of six children, grew up in what was then working class Newtown, where he attended the local high school. Despite leaving school at an early age, he eventually became the National Sales Manager for a large commercial furniture manufacturer

Later, as a mature aged student, Stan pursued further education, motivated by his strong desire to write. Only after retirement was he able to indulge his great...

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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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