Five Minutes with Michelle Saftich #LoveAusAuthors

Michelle Saftich writes books about family, resilience and hope, with psychological and paranormal themes in her more recent works. Born and raised in Brisbane, she studied a Bachelor of Communications/Journalism Degree at QUT and worked in newspapers for about 13 years, as both a journalist and sub-editor. She is married, with two teenaged sons, a…

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Five Minutes with Laurie Bell #LoveAusAuthors

Laurie Bell writes MG and YA for girls. She believes children should feel like they can try anything, and in her stories, young girls and women take charge, find their inner strength, and become the hero. ‘In my books, girls and women don’t rely on others to save them. They save themselves and everyone else.…

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Five Minutes with A.L Tait #LoveAusAuthors

Allison Tait, or A.L Tait, as she is well-known as in the kidlit world, says she writes adventure stories because she is the least adventurous person she knows. ‘I like to send my characters to climb mountains, ford streams and generally get themselves into (and out of) trouble so I don’t have to do it.’…

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Five Minutes with Susanne Gervay #LoveAusAuthors

Susanne Gervay is a passionate advocate of literacy. She is an Ambassador for ‘Room to Read’, bringing literacy to more than 20 million children in Asia and Africa; a Role Model and on the committee for Books in Homes, which has brought nearly 3 million books to disadvantaged and indigenous children; and a Reading ambassador…

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Five Minutes with Michelle Lovi, Odyssey Books #LoveAusAuthors

Michelle Lovi Odyssey Books

Michelle Lovi is the founder and publisher at Odyssey Books and new imprints Publisher Obscura and Ensorcellia. After many years juggling a public service career with her role as Creative Director at Lip Magazine, freelancing as a web designer, and working as a publishing consultant, she turned to book publishing in 2009, when Odyssey Books…

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