Fiona Palmer lives in the tiny rural town of Pingaring in Western Australia, three and a half hours south-east of Perth. She discovered Danielle Steel at the age of eleven, and has now written her own brand of rural romance. She has attended romance writers' groups and received an Australian Society of Authors mentorship for her first novel, The Family Farm.
She has followed on from its success with many more novels all bestsellers.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Ian now lives in Western Australia, where he relocated to after serving in the UK’s Royal Air Force as an Intelligence Officer.
Writing under the penname of Ian Andrew, his first crime novel, Face Value, won the Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize for Fiction in 2017. Since then he has continued to add to that series, has been featured in a number of anthologies, is a successful ghost writer and has founded both Leschenault Press and the Book Reality Experience, a publishing assistance service that helps writers become independent authors.
Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a Diet Coke addict, a cat lover and chronic arachnophobe. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She is also the bestselling, ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women’s fiction books, including her recent bestseller, Something to Talk About. Rachael is currently Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women’s issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit’.
Rachael has finaled in a number of competitions, including the Australian Romance Readers Awards. Jilted (her first rural romance) won Favourite Australian Contemporary Romance in 2012, and The Patterson Girls won the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award and also the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction. She continually places in Booktopia’s Top 50 Aussie Authors poll.
Rachael lives in the Swan Valley with her hyperactive husband, three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training, two ravenous cats, a cantankerous bird and a very badly-behaved dog.
Brooke Dunnell is a writer, mentor and workshop facilitator. She's a winner of the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award for The Glass House.
Her short fiction has been widely published, including in the short story collection Female(s and) Dogs, which was a finalist for the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Award. Brooke has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia and lives in Boorloo (Perth) with her husband and two dogs.
Jeanette Stampone was born in a three-hundred-year-old English house and grew up with stories of local legends, pixies, ghosts, and fairies. She now lives in a small country town in Western Australia with her husband and two boys.
Jeanette released her debut picture book Shadow and the Girl in March 20022.
Jeanette is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators and the Children’s Book Council Australia.
Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed writer, Dervla McTiernan is the author of The Ruin, The Scholar, The Good Turn (together the Cormac Reilly series) and The Murder Rule as well as the audio novellas The Sisters, The Roommate and The Wrong One.
Dervla has won multiple awards, including a Barry Award, a Davitt Award, a Ned Kelly Award and in International Thriller Writer Award.
Dervla spent twelve years working as a lawyer. Following the global financial crisis, she moved from Ireland to Australia and turned her hand to writing. Dervla lives in Perth, Australia, with her husband and two children.