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.

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.

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

Demet Divaroren

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Specialises in:

  • Young Adult fiction
  • Short stories
  • General fiction
  • Memoir and personal essays
  • Gothic fantasy

For more information about Demet, read her bio

Earl Livings

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Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy

For more information about Earl, read his bio.

Euan Mitchell

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Specialises in:

  • Story design (all genres of novel and memoir)
  • Young adult fiction (contemporary realism focus)
  • Novel (commercial adult fiction)
  • Memoir
  • Non-fiction (educational focus)
  • Short story (all genres)

For more information about Euan, read his bio.

Hoa Pham

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Specialises in:

  • Adult and Young Adult fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Magic realism
  • Short stories

For more information about Hoa, read her bio.

Jackey Coyle

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Specialises in:

  • Freelancing
  • Editing
  • Fiction
  • Business writing
  • Memoir

For more information about Jackey, read her bio

Joel Martin

Specialises in:

  • Fantasy

For more information about Joel, read his bio

Josiane Behmoiras

Josiane Behmoiras

Specialises in:

  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Biography

For more information about Josiane, read her bio.

Please note that Josiane mentors through Skype only. 

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

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. 

Marisa Wikramanayake

Marisa Wikramanayake

Specialises in:

  • Journalism - politics, business, news, features, science
  • Science fiction, speculative fiction
  • Crime fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Short stories
  • Romance fiction
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Freelancing
  • Working rights and conditions
  • Editing

For more information about Marisa, 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.

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.