At any one time, I have several mentees and I’m very proud of them all, but recently three of them have had some great stories published, so here’s a little spotlight. They’re all writing in different genres, so there’s a range to choose from. Enjoy!
A.A. Campbell just made her first fiction sale – to Overland, no less. She is a mother of two boys, a full-timer carer, a research assistant and a writer based in Brisbane. “Yoked” is a powerful and disturbing tale, which comes with trigger warnings.
Dennan Chew’s first publication was “The Till” in the Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 24, Issue 25 (2017). He’s an aspiring writer of dark comedy, crime and suburban gothic, and has variously been a copy writer, MMA fighter, and personal trainer. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA, and an MA in Creative Writing from Sydney University. Dennan is working on his debut novel, Plan B. His article, “Writing and Fighting”, appeared in the March-May 2019 issue of WQ Magazine. His latest publications are:
Kali Napier lives in Brisbane, Australia—on the unceded land of the Yuggera People. Her debut historical novel The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge was published in 2018 by Hachette Australia and Little, Brown Book Group. “Needles” was written with the financial assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Individuals Fund for a short story writing mentorship with the incomparable Dr Angela Slatter. Kali can be found on social media Twitter:@KaliNapier and Instagram:@Kali.Napier.
Read “Needles” here.