Margaret began writing at high school, and wrote on and off while working to attain a Master of Science degree. After working as an analytical chemist for ten years, participating in activities with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and raising a family, she moved on to study writing and editing, and achieve a Diploma in Library and Information services. She entered her first novel The Wild One in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Award (2011) and received a highly commended, this award being for an unpublished novel of sustained quality. Now with her boys grown up, she has begun to rewrite her early novels. Editor in Chief and Science Editor for The Australia Times, she lives with her three men in Melbourne, Australia, in a house with a metal roof that is used as a runway by possums.
Melanie is a Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist and has worked in Occupational Rehabilitation and Injury Management for 15 years. But her other passions include Makeup Artistry and Fashion Styling and helping women to be the very best they can be not just with makeup and fashion but as a person achieving and living their dream life.
Hi My name is Mona and I am the owner of MEYDX Creations in Perth, Western Australia. We pride ourselves in providing affordable wedding and event solutions and connecting our clients with top quality professionals in the industry. Our services range from decorations and styling to flowers, make up, photographers and entertainment, destination solutions and many more.We are all passionate about what we do and want to help others pursue their creativity and dreams.
Claire is a Scottish writer living in South Australia, having immigrated to Australia in 2006. Claire has a background working in Veterinary Nursing, with certificates in Animal Studies and is currently finishing an undergraduate degree in Psychological Science. Claire has a passion for writing, having written for multiple formats, including magazines and music websites. She currently manages a website, Facebook page and twitter account for a rock band in South Australia, frequently writes for Verse Magazine, a University ran magazine and mentors first year undergraduate students. Claire has a strong interest in animal behaviour and plans to pursue a career in animal behaviour and combine this with her love of writing.
Ron is a fashion and sports photojournalist by passion and been doing freelance since 2010. Indeed a simple down-to-earth guy who's easy to get along with, well organised and communicate well with people. He has done and continue to do model shoots, covering fashion shows and sporting events including special occasions. Some of the celebrities and major fashion and sporting events he had covered are: The Sound of Music, Black Swan, Jennifer Hawkins, Heidi Klum, Serena Williams, Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics Australia, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Kooyong Classic, Swimming Victoria, Hyundai A-League, Netball Victoria, Australian Ice Hockey League, Netball Australia, Miss Universe Australia, Miss World Australia, among others.
Adelaide Working-Super-Mum of three, juggling a three hour daily commute to work with special needs teenagers (this means ample time for car dancing). The school budget hasnt stretched to a helicopter yet, but I am working on it. I need to look at the funny side of life to keep myself semi-sane and my kids wondering what Ill say next.
Rower, runner, writer and all round ridiculously busy individual who somehow appears to have more than 24 hours in a day. Jess studied Media & Communications, and majored in Cultural Studies/Philosophy to see how she could make a stunning impact on the world with her words. Has somehow ended up in events because of her big ideas, vivid imagination and supreme ability to organise both herself and others, but continues to dabble in journalism and is always eager to see how her writing can make a difference to someone’s day.
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!