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the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Award (2011) and received a highly commended, this award being for an unpublished novel of sustained quality.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.
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.
is a freelance writer and editor living in Melbourne. She has sub-edited for a range of publications that include ArtsHub, Ferntree Gully News, and The Pun, and is also the author of several short stories. Growing up surrounded by books, Meg has always had a love of literature. When she is not editing for The Australia Times, she often finds herself writing about the people she sees on trains.
Is a writer, sportsman, car nut, historian and an IT professional. His writing career began with writing boring technical computer manuals and a great many trees were sacrificed in their publication. Fortunately for the forests technology has moved on and his more recent technical writing has been published electronically. In the nineties Paul found the time to write on subjects close to his heart and was a winner of the Womens Weekly Short Story Competition in the crime story section. He has since written two novels, childrens books and numerous short stories. His interest in cars and military history led to articles published in the Cat Whiskers and quizzes in an online American Military Magazine. Paul is also a contributor to various other TAT publications.
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.
Eugen M. Bacon studied at Maritime Campus, less than two minutes walk from The Royal Observatory of the Greenwich Meridian. A computer graduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing, Eugen has a PhD in writing. She has published over 100 short stories and creative articles, and has in work a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel. Her short stories are published in journals, magazines & anthologies worldwide. Eugen is editor of MELBOURNE Magazine and sub-editor of FICTION Magazine at The Australia Times.
Is a writer, poet and philosopher. The biggest influences on his writing are dreams, Kafka, Borges and Dali. His stories, poems and non-fiction articles have been published in various e-zines and print publications. Boris has appeared a number of times on the radio, including Australian national radio, performing his poems and stories and discussing the meaning of his work He says: "Writing for me is a spiritual activity of the highest degree. Writing gives me the conduit to a world that is unreachable by any other means, a world that is populated by Eternal Truths, Ineffable Questions and Infinite Beauty. It is my hope that these stories of mine will allow the reader to also catch a glimpse of this universe."
Claire Fitzpatrick is a journalist, author, and poet. She has over 40 publications in magazines, journals, and online. Claire is completing a bachelor of Government and International Relations. She has previously studied Business, HR, and Psychology. She writes horror, science fiction, and historical fiction. Her debut novel will be released soon.
Is small and nondescript. She comes from Melbourne but is currently pretending to be an English teacher in Hamburg, Germany. She is interested in literature, linguistics, languages and also some other things that dont begin with L. She would like to tell you that she is a dog person that does carpentry and drinks energy drinks, but really shes a big old tea-drinking, scarf-knitting, cat person clich. Send her your experimental fiction, please.
Tristyn Harrison is an emerging writer and blogger with an interest in all things fantastical. She writes for herself first, shaping the raw mass of creation and inspiration into stories that reach in and pluck the heart-strings. Amongst the daily hustle and bustle of life, she alternates between finding time to work on her first novel, perfect her craft, and revisit the work of authors who have shaped her life's journey. If you'd like to read more of her work, head over to her Patreon page at www.patreon.com/cherrywolf and/or check out her website.
Judy lives with her husband, Steve on what she terms is a slice of paradise on five acres in Burrum Heads. 'Across the sea' from Fraser Island their property is part of a little hamlet located six minutes drive from the beach where she and her dogs walk in solitary bliss. She and Steve often bump into kangaroos that graze on the lawn and when they're not surrounded by lorikeets, king parrots, currawongs, gallahs, red and yellow tailed cockatoos at feeding time, they're busy keeping their garden in shape.It's here Judy found her inspiration to write about nature. Having always been a passionate writer who has had some of her poetry published, she is fuelled with determination and a deep need to communicate through the written word. Currently ghost writing for a client in Dubai, writing articles is an opportunity to branch out.As they say, when you do what you love and you love what you do, it comes nowhere near that pesky word called 'Work'. There's no such thing when you're writing about animals.
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.
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.
Geramie Kate Barker
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
Moved to Melbourne from Queensland 2 years ago to chase the city life. I'm open to all genres of music expect anything that sounds hipster shite. I enjoy playing games in my spare time and exploring the city with my brother who I finally convinced to leave the laid back coastal life.