Books Team

Cin Peeler

Editor

Email: lucinda.peeler@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Cin is a recent graduate of a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing. She is currently working on many projects, which include being an editor here and a social media coordinator elsewhere. In her personal life she is hoping to one day learn how to cook.

Anna Harvey

Deputy-Editor

Email: anna.harvey@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Anna Harvey's is an eccentric creative writer with a major phoenix obsession, who gets her best ideas from dreams, horror movies and hollywood heartthrobs. The ultimate goal is to become a successful YA author collaborating with music through transmedia platforms. Anna has a Bachelor in Contemporary Music and Performance at JMC Academy and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology. When she isn't inventing new stories and writing songs, Anna can be found at the beach reading, setting off her smoke alarm from the delicacies she's creating in the kitchen, or online watching funny cat videos.

Paige Hadley

Proof Reader

Email: paige.hadley@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Paige is a Brisbane-based emerging writer and book blogger, fresh from a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing. She loves reading on the train, rainy writing days, and great grammar. Although she know it's impossible, she dreams to write the next Harry Potter. She is passionate about networks that support and empower each other's growth as both writers and positive human beings.

Sarah K.Gill

Contributor

Email: sarah.gill@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Sarah is an avid lover of books of most genres, including Sci-Fi and thriller. She also enjoys reading fantasy and memoir. She loves to write, both fiction and non-fiction and living in the lovely Williamstown in Melbourne always offer quiet places for her to read or to be inspired. Sarah has a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing. Alongside her full-time job in insurance and working for TAT she is working on a few of her own novels and short story collections including her first memoir. Sarah is currently studying Bachelor of Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University which will completed by mid 2019. She loves to travel and loves sharing her experiences with others and is always planning her next destination!

Jackie Smith

Contributor

Email: jackie.smith@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Jackie Smith is a Brisbane-based freelance journalist and editor and proofreader whose work has been published through various media platforms including Cargo ART Magazine, Hush Hush Biz and Scenestr. As well as being an avid reader and writer, she has a keen interest in music, history, film, arts and culture.

Heather Croxon

Contributor

Email: heather.croxon@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Heather is a reader of just about anything she can get her hands on and it's rare she goes anywhere without a book. While she doesn't stick to any one genre, she has a preference for historical fiction, particularly anything set in the World War One era. Heather is currently working towards a B.A. in Professional Writing and Publishing and occasionally dabbles in writing her own historical fiction.

Ashley Alasagas

Contributor

Email: ashley.alasagas@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Ashley's love for the written word led her to pursue a career in journalism. She is currently in the final year of her media and communications course at RMIT University in Melbourne.

Jennifer Douglas

Contributor

Email: jennifer.douglas@theaustraliatimes.com.au

With over 10 years experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has a vast knowledge in both the publishing and publicity industry. Having undertaken many courses over the years in writing and poetry Jennifer has anin-depth knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service as a publicist. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources. When not working Jennifer can be found relaxing with a good book, writing a book or spending time with her family and the vast array of pets they have acquired over the years.

Jane Freeman

Contributor

Email: jane.freeman@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Jane Freeman is a Sydney based freelance writer and journalist who has worked in Australia, London and New York. In the past she has written full time for the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as writing two novels and contributing to assorted non-fiction books. She is an obsessive reader and media consumer when she has time, between loads of washing, driving kids, drinking red wine and being trained by a poodle.

Tara Motherwell

Contributor

Email: tara.motherwell@theaustraliatimes.com.au

A Melbourne based writer, coffee drinker, day dreamer and occasional wanderer.

Kristie Donnelly

Contributor

Email: kristie.donnelly@theaustraliatimes.com.au

A 23 year old consumed in a life of travel. I first started when I was 19 with the idea and motivation of finding myself in this big, cluttered world. I havent been able to sit down since! Along the way, I have found my passion for photography and writing. Using personal aspiration and emotion with knowledge in a some what, poetic way. As my learning develops, I hope to some day apply all my understanding in a career of photojournalism.

Spencer Adika

Contributor

Email: spencer.adika@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Author,Motivation For You,Poet,Simple Guy,Happy to be Alive,Human Rights Activist,With love I represent Kenya,Thank you / Ahsante.Say No To Racism.Strong believer of Social Justice. I have the ability to work out with different personalities so as to achieve good results in a perfect workforce.*I believe everyone has the opportunity to put whatever idea she/he has into reality.*I am passionate to working with with everyone so that I get exposed to different ideas.Ideas are worth millions if executed,you got to believe you are capable of something.*Life comes to life when you live it right.Its the little things that make you a unique brand from the rest.*I am very sure that exposure is a breakthrough to success. Successful people need others to prosper.The fact remains that if you are human you need one another. *This is an opportunity to interact with you and make the best of what we have in mind.*Although am ART based that doesn't mean am not a professional in other Fields.*Definitely committed to inspire and motivate people globally.*Feel free to contact me so that we can engineer a change to the next generation, that is,leaving a legacy."Creativity is expressing out your real you."-Spencer Adika

Nina Adriana

Contributor

Email: nina.lew@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Malaysian born, Perth livin'! Two decades young and seizing it.

Renee Gergis

Contributor

Email: renee.gergis@theaustraliatimes.com.au

A lover of the written word in all forms from popular science, classic literature, comics, and manga.

Bridget Conway

Contributor

Email: bridget.conway@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Bridget is a feminist, cat lady, Trekkie, and a passionate reader and writer. She spends her days cuddling her cat and her nights studying, working, and going out on the town. Originally hailing from small-town USA, she moved to Sydney in 2007 with only a few dollars in her pocket and has since then solidified her place into her new Aussie home.

Kelly Sargent

Contributor

Email: kelly.sargent@theaustraliatimes.com.au

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.

Revelly Robinson

Contributor

Email: revelly.robinson@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Is a writer, playwright, theatre reviewer and blogger who has published material on ArtsHub, Off the Wall Plays, Online Opinion, The Diplomat Flashpoints blog and, of course, The Australia Times. Revelly's plays have been performed by Theatre 451 and at Crash Test Drama, Sydney. She has just finished her first full length science fiction novel 'Pangaea' which she hopes to publish in the coming year.

Madison Manning

Contributor

Email: madison.manning@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Madison Manning; the creative writer, the literature scholar, the photographer.

Samuel Elliott

Contributor

Email: samuel.elliott@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Elliott is a twenty-seven year old, Sydney-based author, who divides his time between a full-time uni degree, a job within the television industry and penning his next novel, the first of the 'Milan Milton' series. Elliott has been published in MoviePilot, Blue Crow Magazine, Vertigo, FilmInk, Writers Bloc, Pure Slush, The Independent Australian and now The Australia Times (as a regular contributor) for a broad array of work, including interviews, reviews and short stories. Elliott's novella, 'Hoi Polloi' has been published in August 2016, and is available as an E-Book: Excerpts of all of Elliott's work can be located on the facebook page listed below.

Lo-Arna Green

Contributor

Email: loarna.green@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Lo-Arna can usually be found at the beach when she isn't writing or reading. She has published two romance novels and is chipping away at the next few projects. Besides writing romance, Lo-Arna enjoys writing darker fiction and science fiction. She is a passionate supporter of indie authors.

Branka Prod

Contributor

Email: branka.prod@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Branka (or 'Bee') is a freelance writer and happiness enthusiast. She lives and works in Sydney with aspirations to move to New York in the future. She has a love for animals and passion for life. When she isn't researching or writing, Branka loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen or binge watch comedy television on Netflix. Branka has written about life, love, books, inspirational figures, and popular culture. Currently Branka is writing a PhD thesis about trends in the Australian media.

Ashlee Bye

Contributor

Email: ashlee.bye@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I think C.S. Lewis summed it up best: "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." I've always loved books. As a kid I was the one buried under my doona with a torch, reading until all hours of the night; and while I no longer need to hide under the covers, nothings really changed. Whenever I get my hands on a great book (which is often) I cant put it down, and sleep just becomes unnecessary. I love discovering new books and new authors (whether they're recently published or just new to me), but there is nothing quite like the feeling of picking up an old favourite for the twentieth time and knowing you cant go wrong. As well as reading I also love writing and am currently working towards a degree in Professional Writing and Publishing. I'm also a bit of a history geek and, to balance out my nerd side, I'm an avid sports fan.

Jess McMillan

Contributor

Email: jess.mcmillan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Jessica "Jess" McMillan is a creative consultant, writer and photographer born and raised in Brisbane.After graduating Griffith University with a BA of Languages and Linguistics majoring in Japanese, Jess moved to Kyoto with the JET Programme, teaching English at the junior high level. It was there that Jess began her website, Jessica Mary Rose, and taught herself how to use an SLR camera. Her work and ethic has received high praise. Now back in Australia, Jess works as a creative consultant on image branding, photoshoots and creative writing.In her spare time Jess loves to read, box at the gym and spend too much time online shopping.

Belinda Tyrrell

Contributor

Email: belinda.tyrrell@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Belinda is a Queensland-based writer, editor and proofreader (www.wordcrimes.website). In her previous life in the government and university sectors, she wrote speeches and policy briefs for ministers like Peter Garrett and Julie Bishop, and supported academics to write successful research grant proposals. She’s currently preparing to start her PhD on two of her favourite authors: Edward St Aubyn and Mary Gaitskill.

Elizabeth Clinen

Contributor

Email: elizabeth.clinen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I'm a mother, writer and editor currently located on the coast of Western Australia.Becoming a mother was perhaps the most inspiring, motivating event that has ever happened to me. I’ve been writing for years – writing my first thriller novel at 12 years of age – but after I gave birth to my son, my creativity skyrocketed. Now I am so fortunate to spend every day with my two favourite things: my son, and my writing.I write about anything that comes into my mind. I’ve written novels, novellas, poems, articles, blog posts, prose, songs, and the odd haiku. I write fiction and non-fiction, serious and humorous, science and spiritual. I love contrast (because I’m a Gemini).I adore the outdoors. Being close to nature grounds me in a way that nothing else does, and even though I’m the first to complain about the bugs, I secretly don’t mind them. One of my goals in life is to become a polyglot, and I'm starting with Russian. I love yoga, I am a voracious reader, and I do my best to choose happiness every day.

Giulietta Gigliotti

Contributor

Email: giulietta.gigliotti@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Passionate and dedicated booknerd. Books and words are my world. Sharing my opinions and letting you know which books to read is my side job.

Ali MacGregor

Contributor

Email: ali.macgregor@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Ali MacGregor is a recent graduate of Curtin University in Western Australia, having completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Literary & Cultural Studies, and Screen Arts. She has worked as a copyeditor for the non-for-profit magazine Colosoul, and has just completed an internship with the publishing company Margaret River Press.

Katerina Dalova

Contributor

Email: katerina.dalova@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Kate as a girl with many interests, believes in having a good time while she does what she loves. As a writer and editor, she has developed her writing skills and got to learn even more languages than she already knew. Focused towards the music, innovation and art, she also writes short stories, lyrics and poetry and she creates logos and banners. As a history and geography lover, she is a absolute addict from traveling and meeting new people and cultures. That quite helps her for her PR and online marketing expert career. Hopeless fan of European cinematography and winter snow nights. Kate is probably online now, wishing to be owner on some of the new tech gadgets :)

Geramie Kate Barker

Contributor

Email: geramiekate.barker@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Hi my name is Gem and here's some facts about me:Im from Sydney Australia. I have a largish family, Mum, Dad and 4 sisters.I LOVE BOOKS.I like to read, disscuss, blog and review books.I also love Television, Music and Movies. I will Read, Watch and Listen to almost anything. Im also a slight hoarder. I collect books, movies, box sets and anything Harry Potter.Oh Yeah, I LOVE HARRY POTTER.That's just a little bit about me.<3 Gem

Samuel Borgert

Contributor

Email: samuel.borgert@theaustraliatimes.com.au

1/2 Hit105 Radio show,1/3 YouTube group,1 full time Journalism student,A pinch of child care work,1 cup of flour,Mix together & bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

Shawn Chang

Contributor

Email: shawn.chang@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Shawn Chang is a 16-year-old writer based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. His works have been published in The Literary Hatchet issues #14, #15, and #16; Shot Glass Journal issue #19; Black Candy: A Halloween Anthology of Horror; Ygdrasil: October 2016 issue; Poetry Quarterly #27; Under the Bed Vol. 05 No. 02; and The Australia Times Poetry Magazine 422 and 424. He may be reached @sad_cypr3ss.

Munia Khan

Contributor

Email: munia.khan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Munia Khan was born on a spring night of 15th March in the year 1981. Her poetry is the reflection of her own life experience. She is the author of two poetry collections — Beyond the Vernal Mind, published in 2012 and To Evince the Blue, published in 2014 by Xlibris Corporation, USA. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies. Her works have been translated into various languages: Japanese, Romanian, Urdu, Spanish, Bengali, Irish, and Italian. She is a member in The Poetry Society,UK and also one of the founding members of Poets & Artists For A Different World Movement. She is also an editorial member in the literary journal Ashvamegh.

Hannah Stein

Contributor

Email: hannah.stein@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Hannah is a journalist and blogger originally from Washington, D.C. but currently living in Berlin, Germany. She loves travelling and experiencing different cultures and landscapes, all while documenting it through her viewfinder. She's traveled to 31 countries and lived in five, Australia being one of them. She's written about current events, fashion, lifestyle and travel, and loves learning about new topics she's not as familiar with.

Fatima Jabeen

Contributor

Email: fatima.jabeen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am a creative person. My interests are in painting, writing, food and community services.