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Nigel Allsopp

Nigel Allsopp is a war historian, specialist dog handler, wildlife expert, published author and TV celebrity. Nigel is the President and Director of the Australian War Animal Memorials (AWAMO), a non-profit organisation that honors the animals of war. Nigel started his career as a...
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Toni Childs

Toni Childs is a Grammy award-winning singer who was born in California to highly religious parents. Her parents did not let her, or her brothers, listen to pop/rock music. She ran away from home at the age of fifteen and...
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Marisa Parker is the middle daughter of Eugenio Piergiovanni and Mariolina Martore. She lives in the Gold Coast Hinterland, with her husband – they have two grown-up daughters. Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia, Marisa and her family left Africa in 2000...
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Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson was born in Brisbane, Australia and during his childhood had a great interest in dogs as his father operated a security company with guard and patrol dogs. Gary started off as a child hosing out the guard dog...
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Wayne Patterson

In 2015 Wayne Patterson was diagnosed with terminal Motor Neurone Disease and was ‘given’ 2 to 5 years to live. MND has no known cause, no effective treatment and there is no cure. It attacks the limbs, breathing and swallowing...
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Ari Stathopoulos

Ari Stathopoulos grew up as the eldest of three siblings in a migrant household. He grew up speaking with his parents in Greek as they sought to preserve their heritage in their children and make sure that they understood it....
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A. Jane

A.Jane was born in Adelaide, Australia. As a young child, she had a wonderful imagination. A.Jane relished all kinds of indoor and outdoor play and, among other activities, immensely enjoyed children’s pantomimes, concerts, films and story-telling. Long before she could...
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Sarina Thompson

Sarina was born in NSW before moving to the Gold Coast at a very young age. Her Mother, Step-father and two brothers moved in the hope for greater opportunities for work and better schooling. Sarina had always admired Authors and loved...
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Donna Nayler

Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Australia, author Donna Nayler lives on the Gold Coast and looks as exactly like what you would expect a Gold Coast resident to look like: tanned skin, blonde, hair and blue eyes. She...
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Denise Carnihan

Denise Carnihan is a New Zealand author who wrote I Share My Heart With Africa,  based on her experience of building a school in Nairobi, Kenya in 2011. Her journey began in 2009 with her son’s school project on ‘family origins’ which...
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Michelle Heynen

Michelle Heynen is an inspirational writer, healer and author. Devoted to inspiring people to overcome their struggles, Michelle guides people to find the beauty, purpose, and gift in the darkness they have faced so they can find their faith in...
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David Farrell

David Farrell left school at sixteen years of age with no academic qualifications, no trade skills and limited career options. With a hard working attitude he found work in the corrective services industry where he worked for forty years. His...
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Jenny Old

Jenny Old was born into a farming family and was educated at Methodist Ladies College in Sydney. She trained as a nurse, working at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before travelling the world. It was on her travels that she met...
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Kate Worsfold

Author Kate Worsfold has written Destined to be… ME based on her own experiences with domestic violence. After fifteen years of being trapped in a violent relationship, Kate understands all too well the realities of attempting to leave a domestic violence...
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Zoe Sparks

Zoe has over twenty-five years’ experience in the corporate world, working within the travel industry. After these years of working in small business, sitting on a variety of boards and committees, and acting as a business mentor, Zoe decided to culminate her knowledge and...
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Jaap Vogel

Jaap Vogel has seen it with his own eyes: the situation in remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. Living in a bus for three years in the heart of our continent, Jaap used his extensive journalistic and writing skills to...
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Sam Woods

Sam Woods is the go-to girl of styling for REAL people, celebrities, and the fashion-conscious. Translating the runway to real life, with over 25 years of experience across the fashion and cosmetic industries, Sam is a fashion professional with a...
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Audrey Dawson

Audrey Dawson is the Director of Super Confidence. She is a CPA with 25 years’ experience, with the last few years in the self-managed super fund industry and, in particular, auditing funds. What Audrey found was a very complex and...
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Angela Williams

    Angela Williams is a local Queensland independently published author who loves to write children’s books. She especially loves to write stories set in Australia. Angela has been writing children’s books for eleven years in various genres, but is...
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Andrew O’Connell

It was in Italy that Andrew discovered his passion for literature. Visiting a local bookshop, Andrew found very little in the way of books written in English. The bookshop held only a small collection of books he could read, most...
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Anastasia Beata

Anastasia Beata combines a clear head and years of business experience in one dynamic package. She holds multiple degrees in business, communication, and financial management, as well as real estate qualifications; all earned while raising and caring for her two beloved...
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Ammanda Smith

Ammanda is from Uralla, NSW, a small New England country town possessing very strong community values, which has certainly been confirmed for her since the loss of her dad. “It is so refreshing to feel part of New England’s wonderful...
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Alison McGrath

Alison possesses strong business acumen and is determined to achieve an awesome result, which means she has the ability to influence people at any level within your business. Her passion for what she does is evident, and she demonstrates a...
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Adriana Silva

Adriana was brought up in the East and has lived in Brisbane, Australia, since 1975. She believes she is fortunate to have the cultural influence of both the East and West. Adriana lives with her family in Brisbane and runs...
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Memuna Barnes

In the spirit of Live and Become, A Town Like Alice, and The Diary of Anne Frank, Memuna Barnes relives the terrifying upheaval and daily trauma of her capture by rebel forces and the long journey till her safe return home....
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Cindy Rochstein

Cindy is a freelance author, copywriter, blogger, and published author from Melbourne, Australia. She likes to describe herself as ‘woman, writer, daughter, sister, mother, and friend’. She is passionate about giving a voice to others, as well as sharing a...
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Andrew Zagami

Andrew has a passion for sharing knowledge. His story of brain surgery at birth along with three cancer diagnoses later in life will inspire you to start creating the right change within your life today. He loves sharing his knowledge...
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Dean Munro

By the time Dean Munro graduated from university he had invested in more than a million dollars’ worth of property. Now Dean is encouraging other young people starting university or TAFE to delve into the property market, and he decided to...
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Judi Young

Although born in New Zealand, Judi currently lives in Brisbane, Australia. She lived in London and Spain in her 20s, and worked as a nanny, a dancer, and a tour guide. Judi had dreams of becoming a world-famous actress, until, in her words, “I figured...
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John Hickman

John Hickman was born March 1945 in the ‘little room’ upstairs on Barlby Road, Kensington, London, England. Carole, his wife of forty-eight years, says that should make him a mature writer. Educated at private schools, John joined the Westminster Bank, and then became...
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Karen Clarke

Karen is the co-founder of ‘Powerful Positive People’. She has a deep understanding of bullying and social isolation, both in her capacity as professional coach and through her personal experiences of witnessing and experiencing bullying. As the mother of three school-aged children, she also...
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Andrew Barsa

Meet Andrew Barsa, author of The Inner Millionaire The Inner Millionaire is the perfect self-development book revealing the effortless way for you to create incredible wealth and happiness and, most importantly, it works! Well-known Wealth Psychology Expert Andrew Barsa shares his...
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Ocean Reeve

Meet Ocean Reeve, manager of the premiere Australian independent publishing company, InHouse Publishing Ocean Reeve has had 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry within Australasia in traditional, educational, and independent publishing. Over this time he has helped bring to...
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