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OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Lauren McKellar

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Lauren McKellar grew up in a beachside town north of Sydney, Australia. A self-confessed nerd, Lauren spends every spare second she has writing books and hungrily devouring new releases from authors she loves. With a passion for Young and New Adult fiction, Lauren loves stories that are real and flawed; a broken world can be beautiful, after all.

As magazine editor for two top-selling publications and Senior Editor for independent romance publishing house Entranced Publishing, she is obsessed with words and likes the way they work. She juggles her time between freelance editing (contact her if interested!), writing, completing freelance work, and going for long walks on the beach with her partner and their two puppies.

She loves meeting new people and you can chat to her on twitter, facebook and/or on her blog.

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Stacey Nash

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Writing for the young and new adult market, Stacey’s books are all adventure filled stories with a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and plenty of KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.

Her debut novel, FORGET ME NOT was released as a three book series (Collective Series) through HarperCollins Australia during 2014 / 2015. And her Oxley College Saga is out now.

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Sharon Johnston 

Sharon JohnstonBorn and raised in Queensland, Sharon grew up listening to her dad reading fables, folklore and fairytales. As soon as she could read, her nose was firmly in a book.

After trying Law and discovering it wasn’t for her, Sharon studied a Bachelor of Communications and worked as a cadet journalist. But she put her career on hold to start a family and did creative writing for fun.
When she went back to work, Sharon joined the dark side going into PR and now works as a high level communication expert.

Sharon’s short story GROWTH was selected for publication in the Australian Literary Reviews’ anthology The Basics of Life and her short story KARMA was runner-up in the Australian Literary Review’s YA short story competition. She’s also been published in the integrated short story The Life and Times of Chester Lewis.

As well as writing, she loves blogging and social media and has presented on both topics at the Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival. Sharon has also started working with authors on image management and personal branding through social media platforms.

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Cassandra Page

Cassandra PageCassandra Page is a mother, author, editor and geek. She lives in Canberra, Australia’s bush capital, with her son and two Cairn Terriers. She has a serious coffee addiction and a tattoo of a cat — despite being allergic to cats. She has loved to read since primary school, when the library was her refuge, and loves many genres — although urban fantasy is her favourite.  When she’s not reading or writing, she engages in geekery, from Doctor Who to AD&D. Because who said you need to grow up?

She has a young adult urban fantasy trilogy, Isla’s Inheritance, and an adult urban fantasy, Lucid Dreaming.

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Katie Hamstead

Katie TellerBorn and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.

After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dogs.

She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.

Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor with Curiosity Quills to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

Katie’s debut KIYA; HOPE OF THE PHARAOH is available through Curiosity Quills. The subsequent trilogy is also available. Find more of Katie’s books on Amazon.

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Heather lives in a little city in Australia with far too many voices in her head. She’s an escapist reader and writer and loves any story with ‘real’ characters who drive the plot. At the moment Heather is author assistant to the wonderful Sharon M. Johnston. Heather is shopping her most recent WIP (a YA fantasy), working full time, and eating far too much chocolate (haha, like that’s even a thing).

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  1. Nice to meet you all ladies. I write YA as Ari Harper and book one of four is out now. I will be writing me next series as me, Ann B Harrison. I also write Rural Romance, and Contemporary romance with a fair bit of heat for good measure. Love to hear more about you all.

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