A&A Authors 3 ­ Short Stop Press, an imprint of A&A Book Publishing

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A&A Authors

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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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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Tess McLennan

Tess McLennan

Tess McLennan is a musician and instrumental music teacher, living in a quaint country town south of Brisbane, Queensland. She is an avid reader and experienced traveller, and enjoys musical theatre and vintage artefacts. She has been writing since a young age, and Ghosts is her first novel.

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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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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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J. J. Part

J. J. Part moved from Queensland to beautiful Armidale in the New England Tablelands in 2008.  She  has always loved animals especially dogs and horses, country life, art and writing stories and poems for children.  The nearby bush, haven to kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, hares, rabbits and sugar gliders and many birds, provided the inspiration for this book whilst she explored it with her Hungarian Vizsla dog, Oggy.

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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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Isabella De Horta

Isabella De Horta is a sixteen year old high school student who lives in Sydney. She loves to read nearly as much as she loves to write. She has been writing since the age of thirteen. She was inspired to approach publishing companies to publish Half Blood after attending her favourite author's book launch. She is now writing the next installment of Half Blood.

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Ursula Paul

Ursula Paul

Ursula has reinvented herself many times with careers as teacher, music teacher, parish secretary and accountant. Never one to rest on her laurels, she has kept her brain active with studies to gain A.Mus.A, C.P.A, B.Ed., and M.Div.. Above all, she delights in being mother to three sons, Gerard, Christopher and Michael, and being close to her three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. At the age of eighty-five, Where To From...

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Lukas P. Threlfall

Lukas P. Threlfall

Lukas P. Threlfall was born in Liverpool and grew up in London. In his childhood he always liked to make up stories while playing with his friends in school, but it wasn't until many years later in 2011 that he realised his dream of being a writer. Now living in South Australia, he spends most of his free time working on future story ideas and is currently planning and writing...

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