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Julie Thorndyke

FictionKids and YAMemoirPoetry
Collaborative projectsJudgingPublic appearanceReviewingSchool visits
Julie Thorndyke is a graduate of the University of Sydney’s Master of Creative Writing program. Her collections of tanka poetry, Rick Rack, Carving Granite and Borrowed Riches were published by Ginninderra Press. Editor of Eucalypt: a tanka journal since 2017, Julie’s books include Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby (novel) and Divertimento (short stories). Julie’s picture books Waiting for the Night (2018) and Watching through the Day (2020) were published by IPKidz. Her third picture book Alice’s Shoe was published by MidnightSun Publishing in 2023. It tells the true story of deafblind girl Alice Betteridge, who became known as ‘Australia’s Helen Keller’. 
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Darcy Tindale

ComedyCrimeFictionKids and YAStage and screen
JudgingPublic appearanceSchool visits
Darcy Tindale is an author with Penguin Books. Her debut novel The Fall Between is a captivating and atmospheric rural thriller introducing Detective Rebecca Giles. When not writing, Darcy is a dramatic arts teacher, actor, author, theatresports player, director, and has appeared in television commercials, film and on stage. She has written comedy for radio, stage, media personalities, comedians, and theatre restaurants. Her short stories, articles, plays and poetry have been published in anthologies, magazines and literary journals. Darcy enjoys visiting schools and festivals to conduct creative writing workshops and give author talks. She has a BA in Creative Writing.
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Dannielle Viera

Kids and YANon-fiction
Collaborative projectsCopywritingEditing and proofingGhost writingJudgingReviewingSchool visits
Dannielle Viera has been involved in the Australian publishing industry for over 20 years – first as a copywriter and then as an editor, project manager, proofreader and author. Many of her children’s stories and poems have appeared in anthologies, in The School Magazine and on the Australian Children’s Poetry website. In 2021, her first illustrated children’s book, Amazing Grace, was published by Library For All; in 2023, her debut picture book, The Leftover Lemon Dilemma, was published by Loose Parts Press. She is a member of SCBWI, and she reviews children’s books for the Buzz Words website.
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Lisa Walker

ComedyCrimeFictionKids and YA
Beta readingGhost writingJudgingPublic appearanceReviewingSchool visits
Lisa is the author of seven adult and YA novels in the women’s fiction and crime genres. These were published in Australia by HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and Wakefield Press. Two were also published in the US and UK, and one has been optioned for film. Her YA cosy crime novel was shortlisted for the 2020 Davitt Awards in two categories. She has also had a radio play produced on ABC Radio National and has a PhD in creative writing. Lisa has appeared at numerous writer's festivals in Australia and overseas and has presented writing workshops to adults and teenagers.
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Greg Woodland

CrimeFictionSpeculative fiction
Editing and proofingGhost writingPublic appearanceReviewingSchool visits
Greg Woodland leans towards genre writing. Mostly crime, thriller, black comedy and noir. The darker the better. His debut crime novel The Night Whistler was published by Text Publishing in 2020 and shortlisted for the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards, Best Debut Crime Fiction. The sequel The Carnival Is Over was published by Text in 2022. It was shortlisted for the 2023 Ned Kelly Awards, Best Crime Fiction. Greg has won several writing awards including the Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship (2004), the Varuna NSW Writers Centre Fellowship (2013) for his novel Pangs, the Varuna Litlink Fellowship (2014), the Bundanon Artist’s Residency Fellowship (2015) for The Night Whistler, and the 2017 ASA Writers Mentorship for Fiction. Greg has previously written and directed several award-winning short films (Tripe, Sharky’s Party, Green, Target Audience, Your Turn) and docos including Chasing Birds. Greg has written ten feature scripts and taught screenwriting at Macquarie Uni, UTS, NIDA, Australian Film Base and AFTRS, both online courses and weekend workshops. As the founder-director of Australia’s leading script development business, Script Central since 2003, Greg has edited many produced scripts including ‘Shayda’, ‘Moon Rock for Monday’, ‘Don’t Tell’, ‘Broken’, ‘Needle’, ‘The Bet’, ‘Cold Turkey' and completed over 2,000 script assessments.
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