Meet our Aussie Authors...


 Wendy Laharnar is the author of historic fantasy The Unhewn Stone. Already to her credit she has other short stories published and waiting publication.
Another Australian author who has found a home at Museitup Publishing, Wendy shares her experience and knowledge of writing with upcoming authors.
The creator of the monthly ezine Calamity's Corner, Wendy's zest and enthusiasm keep readers informed and up-to-date with author interviews, book and movie reviews, travel articles and quizes. The ezine is a place to promote and share with other readers and authors. Its growing readership gives contributors the perfect platform for promoting their work.
Wendy's novel The Unhewn Stone is scheduled for release in August 2011.
And her Tweens story for 10 to 14 yr olds, Billy the Bonsai Bull, is due February 2012  from MuseItYoung.
Married with two grown children and three grandchildren, Wendy lives on the South Coast of NSW with her husband and Mini Schnauzer, Spitzli.


Rosalie Skinner is the author of the Chronicles of Caleath an epic Fantasy
series soon to be released by Museitup Publishing.
Her journey to publication includes self publishing her first novel with an Australian POD publisher. Sadly the publisher promptly closed shop after 'Exiled' was released in Jan 2004.
Later that same year, readers who enjoyed Exiled financed her second attempt at self publishing. Booksurge/Create space gave her the opportunity to release the eighthundred page tome in two parts, Exiled: Winter's Plight and Exiled: Summer's Peril. Response to these two offerings led to an ebook publishing contract in 2006 that for varioius reasons Rosalie cancelled in 2008.
The silver lining from the experience was meeting with Lea Schizas her editor. The experience of working with a talented editor helped Rosalie hone her skills as an author.
Family commitments kept Rosalie from seeking other publishing opportunities. She put aside her writing and took on the role of grandmother to a very premmie baby girl.
In Sept of 2010 Rosalie heard from fellow author Wendy Laharnar that Lea had opened Museitup Publishing.
In response to an email signing onto the Museonline Free Writer's conference Lea offered Rosalie contracts for all eight books in the Chronicles of Caleath. Rosalie accepted without hesitation, knowing Lea's reputation and enthusiasm for writing and publishing. Rosalie is happy to be part of the growing Muse family of authors.
In September Museitup Publishing will release book one Exiled: Autumn's Peril, in the rewritten, polished and long awaited epic fantasy series. For those patient fans who have remained loyal and supportive, four new books in the series will be available from January 2012.


Although Carole has short stories and wildlife articles to her name, her real passion is writing crime fiction. Brought up in the UK, she married Bill and raised a family in Cornwall, where they built their own boats and enjoyed years of sailing the English Channel and the French coast during weekends and holidays. They moved to Australia in 1981 and set up a family retail business. Now, since she has retired, Carole combines the two interests and sets her crime locations around boats and rivers.

Ferryman, published by in 2008, was her first novel. In 2009 it was followed by, And the Devil Laughed, is set in Australia on the banks of the Parramatta River. October 2010, saw her third book, Blood Opal also out and available from, Book Depository and other on-line distributors. A fourth book is under way.

Website Carole Sutton

Multi published, award winning, Australian author of historical women's fiction, contemporary romance and short stories, Anne Whitfield says, "If  I can entertain readers for any length of time, then I'm happy.

Apart from writing, Anne has a passion for her family (husband and three children), researching and geology, reading, collecting Victorian diaries, roaming historical sites, buying books and gardening. She is active within the writing and reader community and is a member of Romance Writers Australia and Romance Novelists Association UK.

Anne lives in the Southern Highlands, NSW.


Multi published author Laurel Lamperd lives on the south east coast of Western Australia. She writes Australian mysteries, historical novels, short stories and poetry. Laurel offers free reads of her short stories and poetry on her Author's Den website, Laurel Lamperd

Laurel's life includes time spent with her family. Husband, children and grandchildren support her writing career. When not writing Laurel enjoys reading, gardening and meeting with friends. Her favourtie films include Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Grease, Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof. She enjoys music, preferring Country and Western, 40 and 50's pop and some classical.
Having read and enjoyed books like Lord of the Rings, War and Peach, Agatha Christie mysteries and a vast array of non fiction titles, Laurel's diverse interests provide ample material for her novels.
Sites she recommends are and Calamity's Corner.

Margaret Tanner is a multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically accurate. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty, or cemetery too overgrown. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia. She once spent a couple of hours in an old goal cell so she could feel the chilling cold and fear

As part of her research she has visited the World War 1 battlefields in France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience.

Margaret is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Melbourne Romance Writers Group (MRWG) and EPIC.  She won the 2007 and 2009 Author of the Year at

Her novel Frontier Wife won the Best Historical Romance Novel at the 2010 Readers Favorite Award, and another novel, Wild Oats is a 2011 Finalist in the prestigious EPICON awards.

Margaret is married with three grown up sons, and a gorgeous little granddaughter.
Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.

Publishers: The Wild Rose Press and Whiskey Creek Press.



    Maggi Andersen and her lawyer husband have recently moved to the
Southern Highlands of New South Wales, from Balmain in Sydney  She began
writing in earnest when her three children were grown and she'd achieved a
Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. She writes
in different genres, and is published with Eternal Press, Awe-Struck
Publishing, Wild Child Publishing, New Concepts Publishing and Embrace Books
in the UK. She has two contemporary romantic suspense stories and two young
adult novels published, but the bulk of her novels are historical romances.
Her Regency and Georgian novels are light romps, her Victorian stories,
darker mysteries. Her latest release is a Georgian romance, The Reluctant
Marquess out now with Embrace Books. There is more of Maggi's news at her
website and blog.


Prue is a fantasy writer who lives in Tasmania with her family and collection of dogs.
A university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Political Science and History and post graduate qualifications in librarianship, in a past life she was a TV and Radio researcher/presenter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Later in life she dabbled in book retailing but mostly she claims to have been a mother until it became evident the nest was empty and she could truly indulge her love of writing and in particular, her love of writing fantasy.
Her less professional interests are embroidery which she calls her sanity saver, gardening, her dogs, boating, kayaking... in fact anything to do with the sea.
She farms a cropping and wool-growing property with her husband in the southeast corner of Tasmania. The Stumpwork Robe was published by in 2008, The Last Stitch in 2009. The Kindle version of the former was published in January of this year, the latter to join it at Kindle at Easter. Prue is currently working on a historical fiction/fantasy based on the legend of Guy of Gisborne.

Jacqueline George
I am a writer from Cooktown, in the far north of Queensland, Australia, on the shores of the Coral Sea. Our village is pretty much the end of the road north and a grand place for artists, thinkers and freaks to settle and enjoy life. Not sure which of those three categories fits me best.
I write about the things I love - travel, landscapes, good food, adventure and, sometimes, romantic sex. I’m holding up the flag for love and romance  against the tide of horrible violence that fills our media and films. I’d rather write about romance than gun play  any day. I like my stories to be adventurous (of course), but also exotic, romantic, overwhelming and – above all – believable. My readers might be lost in a fantasy, but it is a fantasy with its feet on the ground. Things really might happen just like that, and don’t we all wish they would.
I don’t stick to one genre. They are all good as long as the stories are absorbing, and I hope you find my books are just that.You can find all my books and their back stories, and pictures of my tropical home (and Rudy the cat) at
Award winning author Tricia McGill's books cross many sub-genres, but all have romance at their heart. Her books include contemporary, mainstream, futuristic, time-travel and historical. Her short stories have appeared in the Australian Woman's Day magazine. Born in England, Tricia moved to Australia many years ago and lives in Victoria where most of her contemporary novels are set.