Member Profiles

Pat Simmons

Pat holds a Bachelor degree in Children’s Services and an Advanced Diploma in Community Service Management. She’s worked as a Child Care Centre Director, TAFE teacher and coordinator of children’s…

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Kelly Van Nelson

Kelly is the author of six books, including #1 bestsellers Graffiti Lane, Punch and Judy, and Retrospective. Her contemporary poetry has featured in numerous publications and her books are frequently gifted to A-list…

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Jan Conway

Newly retired in 2009, Jan searched for a pastime that would be creative and fulfilling. Decluttering one day, she rediscovered stories written by her children years earlier when the family…

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Margaret Zanardo

Margaret Zanardo is a Sydney poet, writer and graphic designer. She has a background in languages, art and English literature. In recent years, she has tutored in high school English and…

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Georgie Donaghey

Georgie Donaghey is an award-winning Author, Mentor, Educator and Speaker. Her picture books Lulu, Clover’s Big Ideas and In the Shadow of an Elephant, appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge,…

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Helen Lyne

During a career spanning nearly forty years, Helen taught French and English in Melbourne, Sydney, Winnipeg on the Canadian prairies and Reims in the Champagne area of France. Her poetry…

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Gabriella Kelly-Davies

Gabriella Kelly-Davies is a biographer, and has studied biography and life story writing at the University of Oxford, the Australian National University and Sydney University. She is currently enrolled in…

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Felicity Pulman

Felicity Pulman’s fascination with mystery, history (Australian and medieval England), Arthurian legend and the natural world is at the heart of her children/YA and adult fiction. Her award-winning novels include…

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