Featured Member

Featured Member

The membership of FAWQ boasts some unique and influential Australian authors.  Many of our authors are helping to shape the literary scene and we are keen to introduce them to our readers. Please check back each month to meet some interesting Australians with a talent that is best shared.

  • Hugh Allan

    I grew up in South Africa, explored much of southern Africa by car, came to Australia in 1966 and explored Australia by car. My wife, Wendy and I have two daughters and we’ve done a decent amount of travel as a family. My career was in fire protection, fire safety and fire engineering, the last-mentioned with the CSIRO. I retired in 2001. When did you start writing and what made you start to write? I started writing accounts of my…

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  • Virginia Miranda

    In April 2016 I self-published my first book ‘Flash Fiction Volume One.’ This is available to purchase on my website. Watch out for ‘Flash Fiction Volume Two,’ due out later this year. I have been writing since my high school days. In 1975 I completed a correspondence course in Freelance Journalism followed by a Short Story course in 1978. I am a member of Byron Bay Writers Festival, The Qld Writers Centre, the Brisbane Writers Festival and the Society of…

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  • Danijela Hlis

    I was born in Slovenia in 1949 and lived in Paris, Rome, London, Geneva and Barcelona till 1974 when I came to Australia for a few years. I then returned to work in Paris and finally migrated to Australia in 1979. I have been a member of AFW in different states for the last 30 years. I have a letter form Morris L West on my wall-we met in 1991, and he encouraged me to continue writing. I have most…

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  • Pat Ritter

    Hi there. I’m Pat Ritter, author/self-publisher of twenty books to date. Click onto my website www.patritter.com.au to view my books. Why not register your name and e-mail address at the bottom to receive a regular update with my writing. 1. When did you start writing and what made you start to write? At 14 years old my English teacher Mr Imoff told me I had a gift for writing because I wrote the way I spoke which was unique. I…

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  • Julie Hyndman

    Widely published in other mediums, Julie Hyndman’s first book of poetry, Pushing Shadows, explores life, love and loss. Described as ‘life in words’ her poems create an emotional image in the readers mind, evoking a physical response- the reader can’t help but feel the words. When did you start writing and what made you start to write? I started writing eighteen years ago, when our two boys were little as a way of keeping my brain stimulated. The tutor in…

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