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Laraine Stephens

Laraine Stephens has signed with Level Best Books, in Maryland USA. Her novel, ‘The Death Mask Murders’, will be published in June 2021. Check out her website and like her on Facebook.

‘Olympia: The Birth of the Games’ / Hardcopy / pre-sale now / release date July 1, 2021 / Historical fiction saga of the first Olympics


Across the ancient Mediterranean, kingdoms strive for dominance. The great powers of Carthage and Egypt look on with avarice as the might of the Greeks is spent warring between themselves. While life on the battlefield is cheap, predatory slavery flourishes even more during these Dark Ages of carnage and chaos. Yet there is one amongst the Greeks who would set aflame a torch of peace that will blaze down through the ages.

Todd in Venice

Sofia Chapman’s first book in print ‘Todd in Venice’ has just appeared through In Case of Emergency Press. Based on Sofia’s La Mama play in Midsumma Festival of Queer Arts.
‘Todd in Venice is a richly rewarding play to read, allowing a full appreciation of the skilful layering of meaning and language. Truly a delight!’ Howard Firkin

Short Story – The End of an Era

Maddison Greer’s short story ‘The End of an Era‘ is set to be published by Hawkeye Books in the upcoming anthology, Reset. The collection of works is set to be released in January 2021.

Ian Belshaw ‘Wood For The Trees’

Ian Belshaw’s first novel, ‘Wood For The Trees’ has been published by Shawline Publishing. ‘Wood for the Trees’ is a modern-day bushranging tale and ode to the Australian landscape.

Untitled, or The Seat of Narcissa

Sofia Chapman’s fanciful lesbian dark comedy Untitled, or The Seat of Narcissa, which enjoyed two successful La Mama theatre seasons, has been published by Australian Plays and is available online. https://australianplays.org/script/ASC-2241

Richenda Rudman

has won the Poetry Award in the 2020 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing  with ‘The River’.

Pamela Reid

Short Story ‘DeJa Vu’ has won the 2020 Moreland City Council Story Prize for the adult division.

PhD project finally over!

After six years’ work, I’ve finally handed in my PhD in Creative Writing. It’s a crazy blend of dystopian fiction, historical fiction and the weird and wonderful, totally 80,000 words. There were times I doubted I’d finish… but I got there in the end!

Publication of That Night in Paris

My second book published by One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins, is released this week on April 15. That Night in Paris is a travel romcom, the second in The Holiday Romance series, with the third coming in July. 

Cat, an Aussie living in London, is a self-professed love fugitive and to dodge an unwanted romantic entanglement, she books a last-minute seat on a 2-week coach tour of Europe. In a chance encounter, she reunites with someone from her past. For those who want to travel vicariously in these unprecedented times.

Lazy Daisy

All of Jasper’s dreams come true when he finds his very own ‘puppy dog’ to walk in the park. But Daisy the ‘dog’ isn’t much of a walker – all she wants to do is eat gumleaves and sleep. If only someone would explain to Jasper that Daisy is a koala, NOT a dog. 

Lazy Daisy is the first ‘Daisy’ picture book featuring Daisy the koala. Lazy Daisy was written by Caz Goodwin, illustrated by Ashley King and published by Little Hare, an imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont. 


Drowning in the Shallows by Dan Kaufman

David’s journalism students petrify him. Then again, so does his cat. 

His girlfriend broke up with him, he writes about bars for a newspaper that’s abandoned news reporting for lifestyle articles, and he’s desperately searching for meaning amongst the backdrop of Sydney’s shallow social scene. 

Then he meets a young woman who just might be the answer. The only problem is, she’s a friend of one of his students.

Drowning in the Shallows is a satire on male behaviour and Sydney society. Melbourne Books is publishing it in May.

New Book Contract Signed with IFWG Publishing Australia

Rebecca Fraser has signed with IFWG Publishing Australia for a collection of her dark fiction ‘Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract’. The collection brings together an eclectic mix of her previously published fiction, as well as original stories and poetry embracing a diversity of styles from gothic to cyberpunk, to contemporary horror, fantasy, dystopia…and every dark cranny in between. Due for release late 2020.

Lyn Yeowart

In June, I signed a 2-book deal with Penguin Random House, and my first novel The Silent Listener, is being published in early 2021

Rachel Nightingale has two books released in one month

Rachel Nightingale’s third and fourth books will be released in the same month. Pierrot’s Song, book 3 of The Tales of Tarya, will be released by Odyssey Books on 20 November. Ten days later, on 30th November, Publisher Obscura will release Mandala: Journeys Within the Circle, featuring beautiful mandalas by artist Karen Scott and her students. The launch for Pierrot’s Song will be at the Bunjil Library, Narre Warren, on Sunday 15th December at 2pm.

Book Launch – Shanthy by Ryle Moldrich

The Book Shanthy will be launched on the 31st (Thursday) October at 5.00PM at the Community Centre Mount Waverley. 47, Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley (Opp Railway Station)

I started writing this book a few years ago whilst recuperating in Hospital, after a major Heart attack. A Novel, a story of love between young kids banned from seeing each other each is forced their separate ways and meet some twenty-five years alter.

The Book is being Launched by Philip Brady OAM and MC: – Cr Bev Pinder-Mortimer City of Melbourne, The Publisher is Flying-Pony Publishers and the editor is Ms. Francis Henke.

“Three Poets” launched

“Three Poets”, a collection of poetry has been successfully launched! The writers are; Robert Drummond, artist, teacher & writer; Grant Fraser, noted film-maker & Dr. Edward (Ted) Reilly, a long-standing member of Writers Victoria. Fr. Andrew Hamilton, former editor of “Eureka Street” graciously gave the introductory talk. A second printing has been ordered for release in late October. We thank the Grace Marion Wilson Trust, operated by Writers Victoria, for a small grant to assist in the publication and launch of our venture.


Jim Hamilton Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, 2019

Graeme Sparkes received 1st prize in the 2019 Jim Hamilton Award for An Unpublished Manuscript, for his satirical novel, Death of An Author. The award is administered by Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Contrition by Deborah Sheldon

Deborah Sheldon’s latest work, the noir-horror novel, Contrition, was released on September 3 by IFWG Publishing Australia: https://deborahsheldon.wordpress.com/contrition/

The Edge of the World: Next Stop Cape Horn

Coral Waight’s book, ‘The Edge of the World: Next Stop Cape Horn’, previously only in ebook form, is now in print. The book describes Coral’s four solo road trips around Tasmania. It is the first of three books in her travel memoir series, ‘Planning to the Nth.’
‘The Edge of the World: Next Stop Cape Horn’, now available in all good online book stores.

Meow A Genetic Concert for Cats

Kerry J Fowler’s ‘Meow A Genetic Concert for Cats’ is her first reference book for pedigree cat breeders and veterinarians. Peek inside for Chapters on feline genetics and DNA testing. Available as an eBook from Apple, Amazon, Booktopia and as a paperback from: [email protected]

Gayelene Carbis has published her first book of poetry

Gayelene Carbis, member, published her first book of poetry, Anecdotal Evidence (Five Islands Press) in June.

Margaret McCaffrey

Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing Emerging Writers Festival 2014

Highest placed Monash University Student for the short story “Dear Dad”

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