Shahan has been an avid student of history for as far back as he can remember, and has read and written about a wide range of subjects, from the Black Death, Feudalism, knights, the American Revolution, the Royal Navy, the World Wars, and almost all facets of social history from almost every period imaginable. He enjoys reading and studying all elements of history, but especially the kind of history which isnt generally taught in high school, the kind of history which the books dont always cover. Shahan holds a B.A. in Professional and Creative Writing, and a M.A. in Writing from two different universities. He also majored in history while completing his Bachelors degree. Shahan likes collecting antiques, and has also been a regular history-blogger since 2009. His blog, Not Yet Published (a title which will probably have to be changed soon!).
Kelly Sargent has a Journalism degree from Monash University with a major in International Studies. Kelly is a keen traveller and worked as a travel writer for Discover Australia before exploring South America for 8 months. With a keen interest in media, Kelly worked for a couple of years with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and now puts all her efforts into new digital media with The Australia Times.
Originally from the UK, Abby Corson’s passion for editing and writing developed while she was at university, where she contributed and edited for the university newspaper, Leeds Student. During this time she and a friend began their own small academic editing business to help students with their essays. This gave her a great knowledge platform to start her own editing side business upon moving permanently to Melbourne.
Frank Prem has been writing poetry as a serious pursuit for in excess of 20 years. He has been published in magazines, zines and anthologies, both in Australia and in a number of countries overseas, occasionally for money. He has won a number of writing competitions over the journey. He has performed his work in various spoken word venues and occasionally recorded it.He has self-published three collections of his work, ‘The Book of Evenings (written as Frank Faust) and ‘Small Town Kid’, which have been reproduced as complete collections on his blog page, and 'also 'Memoir of a Dog'.His work is intended above all to communicate with a reader or listener and aims to be accessible. He tries to celebrates the small things in life by elevating them from the periphery to the centre.Frank lives with his talented singer/songwriter wife Leanne Murphy in the beautiful township of Beechworth in the North-East of Victoria, where they nestle as close to nature as they can.