Life & Love Team

Philomena Van Huyen

Editor

Email: philomena.vanhuyen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Welcome to correspond through social media links below or philomena.vanhuyen@theaustraliatimes.com.au for as long as available.

Belinda Tyrrell

Deputy-Editor

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

Proof Reader

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.

Aimee Rothemund

Contributor

Email: aimee.rothemund@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Aimee is a graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she has a Bachelor of Communication with double major in Communication Studies and Creative Writing.

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.

Darren Tendler

Contributor

Email: darren.tendler@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Freelance and contracted journalist working for myself, Race Media (digital media company specialising in gambling, racing, sports & gaming content) and TAT. I completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree at Monash University in 2013, and am the editor of the FORUM magazine. My writing largely focuses on topical social issues.

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!

Claire Gordon

Contributor

Email: claire.gordon@theaustraliatimes.com.au

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.

Rachel Yeo

Contributor

Email: rachel.yeo@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Ruminator and playlist junkie, Rachel is an advocate for all things sentient - not to mention, a very indecisive being at that. You'll usually find her lost in introspection, or within the joys of music. She finds comfort in chai lattes, band tees, greenery and existential debate. It's safe to say though: Out of all the things in life, the simple luxury of words reaps her the most repose.

Ashlee McCabe

Contributor

Email: ashlee.mccabe@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Ashlee is a self-confessed knowledge junkie, habitual learner, spiritual seeker, animal lover, drifter, dreamer, and Law of Attraction advocate. Writing is Ashlee’s passion, it is her form of escape from the real world. She also enjoys yoga and meditation, and is currently completing her final year of a BA in ancient and modern history, with plans of undertaking a post-graduate degree in psychology.

Eugen Bacon

Contributor

Email: eugen.bacon@theaustraliatimes.com.au

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.

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.

Jana Salt

Contributor

Email: jana.salt@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Philosophy and Creative Writing. I work as a bartender and love reading, writing and seeing movies. It is my aim to pursue a career in writing and to learn more about this beautiful world we live in.

Amy Dorrington

Contributor

Email: amy.dorrington@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Is an ex-Queenslander, currently residing in sunny Melbourne, working for a technology company by day and moonlighting as a writer/editor by night. When she’s not blatantly attempting to dazzle people with her charm, wit and incredible modesty, Amy enjoys interpretive dancing, eating to the point of food-baby and pretending to care about AFL (because her grandad told her if she doesn’t like AFL she doesn’t have a soul). Amy has a degree in Media/Sociology, a tendency to overuse the word, ‘magical’ and a penchant for all things bacon.

Connie Lambeth

Contributor

Email: connie.lambeth@theaustraliatimes.com.au

During many years as an Early Childhood Teacher and an Educator conducting Health Programs in Primary Schools, my interest in healthy foods and healthy living evolved. These days I love creating delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, particularly if such meals and recipes can be shared with others. Philosophy classes have further reinforced my constant fascination with the seemingly mundane and occasionally quirky little things in life, with quite a few decades of experience to draw upon! I have always had a passion for writing and my previous career ensured plenty of practice. Subsequently this interest has inspired me to share my culinary adventures with the Australia Times Gourmet Magazine. Meanwhile my thoughts on all manner of topics head in the direction of The Australia Times Life and Love Magazine.

Jessica Morris

Contributor

Email: jessica.morris@theaustraliatimes.com.au

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.

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.

Jess Perkins

Contributor

Email: jess.perkins@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am a nineteen year old Journalism Student based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland! I have a passion for writing, especially pieces which peek an interest in young adults. I thoroughly enjoy writing and receiving feedback on my pieces, so please feel free to contact me about any piece I have published! You will definitely receive a response.

Lakshmi Krishnan

Contributor

Email: lakshmi.krishnan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Personal Contact: L.Vesper@outlook.com

Dom Chahine

Contributor

Email: dom.chahine@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I manage multi-million dollar construction projects by day, with a thriving passion for photography by night! Whether it's catching sunsets in all corners of the globe or capturing a new born's first smile, photography has provided endless opportunities and experiences.

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.

Fatima Jabeen

Contributor

Email: fatima.jabeen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

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

Daniela Riego

Contributor

Email: daniela.riego@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Graduated in Publicity and had worked as a columnist for ten years, I have had the opportunity to know, work and build with a wide range of designs for different medias.Photography and journalism are being passion since ever and with good references in my background, I’ve started shooting professionally in 2010 as an editorial photographer, gathering knowledge and an open minded creativity in different areas with the most passion in people and art in urban scenarios. With my main focus being art photography and life style writing, for me the most important thing is to enjoy every moment while I try to bring to life images that can provide thought, conversation and emotion.

Kristine Lane

Contributor

Email: kristine.lane@theaustraliatimes.com.au

With an over-active imagination and a brain that analyses too much; stories, ideas, ruminations and ‘what-ifs’ constantly swirl around Kristine’s head, burning with a desire to be expressed in the written form. With her first attempt at writing a screenplay as a child after listening to Vivaldi’s 'Winter'; teaching English to high school students in both Australia and overseas; to freelance writing for magazines and a corporate website, Kristine loves how words can paint pictures and provoke thought. And in today's media-enriched world, Kristine thanks the Literature Gods for the bottomless trough of fodder to feed her frenzied fantasies and fervent reflections.

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 :)