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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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Elizabeth Margaret

Elizabeth Margaret has spent her life working with teenagers, has raised three wonderful children, and has been a foster parent to a flock of neglected and abused children and teens. She has an abiding interest in adolescent mental health. She considers herself very fortunate to be able to use her teaching and youth work skills to assist these damaged young people with their struggle to develop into functioning adults.

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Madilina Tresca

Madilina Tresca

Madilina Tresca was born in Fairfield, Sydney, attended the local Our Lady of the Rosary Primary and Secondary school and is the daughter of Italian migrants. She embarked on an IT career late in life while writing in her spare time. Italian superstitions and stories about her grandmothers inspired her to write her first novel, The White Rose, and fulfil a lifelong dream of becoming a fiction writer.

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Shirley Eldridge

Shirley Eldridge

Shirley Eldridge’s previous literary works include Twenty-Four Seven and its sequel, Georgie-Girl which fictionalise her counselling experiences after working many years with Lifeline in counselling and suicide intervention training.

Prior to that Shirley authored The Rocky Girl under her maiden name of Macaree. The Rocky Girl is set in Rockhampton and chronicles life in Queensland in the 1950s and '60s. It is the forerunner to Mima, Shirley's fourth and most important...

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Mandi Greenwood

Mandi Greenwood

An ardent lover of books from day one, Mandi has been reading and writing fiction her entire life, and has always wanted to be an author. Surrounded by books since childhood, she was besotted early on by the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and of course, JRR Tolkien. Her first copy of Jane Eyre, given to her at age ten, was re-read over and over until it literally...

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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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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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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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Margaret Kerr

Margaret Kerr

Margaret Kerr is the eldest girl in a family of twelve children and was born in Invercargill, New Zealand. Educated in Dunedin, she went on to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming a Primary School Teacher. Margaret attained her Dip T., B.Ed and Masters in Spec Ed and taught for over 30 years in Australia. She is married with two adult children and resides on a lifestyle acerage, north of...

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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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