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Graeme was born in the small coastal town
of Ulverstone in Tasmania, Australia. Because of the nature of the Tasmanian
people to be inclined toward trout fishing, he followed this path. It was
his love of trout fishing that inspired him to put pen to paper and record
his journey into fly fishing with a book that was published in 1993 called.
Come Fly Fish With Me.
Pat has been a researcher of family history
for many years and, after a career in teaching, began writing stories about
her ancestors. In 1988 she co-authored a book about her mothers family
who emigrated from Scotland in the 1850s.
Meg was born on the beautiful island of
Trinidad in the Caribbean. A Colony of the Crown, which was at that time,
part of a chain of islands known as the British West Indies. She had a
colourful and happy childhood and her writing is influenced by these experiences.
Winner of the Fellowship of Australian
Writers, North West Branch open short story competition for 2011, Brenda
has experience in many fields of writing, including short stories, poetry
and plays. She is currently working on a historical romance novel. Brenda
lives in Burnie, teaches tango, plays the harp and takes pleasure in music
Ant was born in Zimbabwe and lived there
for 49 years before immigrating to Australia. His novel: Jack's War - The
wasted years, was published in 2011, and is based on life in Africa. A
Chartered Accountant by training, Ant retired on arrival in Australia but
is busier than he ever was when he worked, volunteering for a number of
organisations. One of his "jobs" is to write and edit his local newspaper.
Allan was born in Bendigo, lived in
thirteen towns in Victoria and NSW before he was seventeen years old and,
when 23 years of age, migrated to Montreal Canada. He found himself spending
a total of seventeen years in five towns in Canada, Sweden and Japan before
returning to Australia in 1981 and settling in Burnie,
which he found to be a very nice place to live.