Our mentors

Writers Victoria works with a team of authors, editors and writing tutors to make sure you are matched with an expert in your genre. 

Alli Sinclair

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Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Short story
  • Historical fiction
  • Romance
  • Family saga
  • Travel
  • Biography/family history
  • Mystery
  • Stories with multiple timelines

For more information about Alli, read her bio.

Amra Pajalic

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Specialises in:

  • Young adult fiction
  • Adult fiction
  • Memoir
  • Romance
  • Funding applications
  • Short story

For more information about Amra, read her bio.

Andrew Nette

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Specialises in:

  • Long and short form crime fiction
  • True crime
  • Non fiction work relating to cinema and popular culture 

For more information about Andrew, read his bio.

Angela Meyer

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Specialises in:

  • Fiction (adult and young adult)
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Short stories

For more information about Angela, read her bio.

Antoinette Holm

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Specialises in:

  • Genre fiction (speculative, science fiction, romance, crime, thriller)
  • Literature/general fiction
  • Young adult
  • Biography (memoir, auto-biography)
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • History
  • Short stories

For more information about Antoinette, read her bio.

Bethanie Blanchard

Bethany Blanchard

Bethanie Blanchard is a freelance writer, editor and critic based in Melbourne. She was the literary critic for crikey.com  with ‘Liticism’. Her writing focusses on literature, arts and culture, and has appeared in ‘The Monthly’, ‘The Australian’, ‘The Drum’, ‘The Big Issue’, ‘Kill Your Darlings’, ‘The Lifted Brow’, ‘Crikey’, ‘Limelight’ and ‘Women’s Agenda’, among others.

Claire Gaskin

Claire Gaskin

Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Short stories

For more information about Claire, read her bio

Chaille Bos

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Specialises in:

  • Genre fiction (speculative, romance, crime, thriller) 
  • Narrative Nonfiction

For more information about Chaille, read her bio.

Clare Allan-Kamil

Clare Allan-Kamil

Specialises in:

  • Theatre scripts and performance writing
  • Non-fiction
  • General fiction
  • Genre fiction (including crime and speculative)
  • Short story
  • Memoir (including travel writing)
  • Children’s fiction
  • Self-help

For more information about Clare, read her bio

Earl Livings

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Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy

For more information about Earl, read his bio.

Foong Ling Kong

Foong Ling Kong

Foong Ling Kong has nearly two decades’ experience in the publishing industry as an editor and a publisher of books across a wide range of genres. She has worked in-house at Penguin, Hardie Grant, Melbourne University Press and Allen & Unwin, and freelanced for most Australian publishing houses. She has taught at Deakin and guest-lectured at the University of Melbourne and RMIT.

Josiane Behmoiras

Josiane Behmoiras

Specialises in:

  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Biography

For more information about Josiane, read her bio.

Karen Andrews

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Specialises in:

  • Blogging
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

For more information about Karen, read her bio.

Kate Belle

Kate Belle

Kate is a multi-published author of sensual love stories. Her two books, 'The Yearning' and 'Being Jade' (Simon & Schuster Australia), both received rave reviews. She has also published a number of erotic short stories and novellas and is currently working on an erotic trilogy – Master of Love. Kate is a member of Romance Writers Australia and teaches Eros in Action: Writing Convincing Sex and Romancing the Page workshops. Kate blogs at www.ecstasyfiles.com

Katie Day

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Specialises in:

  • Children's fiction
  • Commercial publishing
  • Non-fiction/memoir

For more information about Katie, read her bio.

Kate Ryan

Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Short stories
  • Non fiction
  • Memoir
  • Young adult and children's fiction

For more information about Kate, read her bio

Koraly Dimitriadis

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Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Personal opinion journalism

For more information about Koraly, read her bio.

Laurent Boulanger

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Specialises in:

  • Literary fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Scriptwriting
  • Script adaptation
  • Journalism

For more information about Laurent, read his bio.

Laurie Steed

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Specialises in:

  • Short stories
  • Short fiction collections
  • Novels

For more information about Laurie, read his bio.

Lyndel Caffrey

Lyndel Caffrey

Specialises in:

  • Memoir and biography
  • Family history
  • General fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Short story
  • Poetry
  • Crime and mystery
  • Self-help

For more information about Lyndel, read her bio. 

Myfanwy Jones

Myfanwy Jones

Specialises in:

  • Contemporary adult fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Young adult
  • General non-fiction
  • Memoir
  • Self-help

For more information about Myfanwy, read her bio.

Robert Hillman

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Specialises in:

  • Fiction
  • Biography
  • Memoir
  • History
  • Young adult fiction

For more information about Robert, read his bio.

Shivaun Plozza

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Specialises in:

  • Young adult (all genres but with a focus on contemporary realism, romance, crime and fantasy)
  • Middle grade fiction (all genres but with a focus on fantasy)
  • Junior fiction 
  • Crime (adult)

For more information about Shivaun, read her bio.

Sofie Laguna

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Specialises in:

  • Children's books including picture books
  • Emerging fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Novel writing

For more information about Sofie, read her bio.

Spiri Tsintziras

Spiri Tsintziras

Specialises in:

  • Memoir
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Food 
  • Travel
  • Can also help with time management if appropriate

For more information about Spiri, read her bio.