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.
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.
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.
Cassandra 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.
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).
Rebecca Bosevski is a speculative fiction author living on the coast of Australia. She has eclectic reading and writing tastes, having published her debut novel Enchanting the Fey, an adult fiction fantasy about a late 20’s woman who is swept into a world of magic, fairies, and beasts, and following it with her YA Sci-Fi fantasy that sees a clone teen boy who must battle aliens in Sydney city to regain control of a dystopian earth.
Rebecca will often review the books she reads, and has a fondness for indie books, though does not overlook traditionally published ones. She shares her reviews on the AO&R page and is always looking to extend her TBR list, so if you know of a book you think she might like, you can contact her on social media.