David McDonald


David is a Melbourne based writer who edits a magazine for an international welfare organisation.

When not on a computer or reading a book, he divides his time between helping run a local cricket club and working on his novel.

In 2013 he won the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent. In 2014 won the William J. Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review and was shortlisted for the WSFA Small Press Award.

Emilie Collyer


Emilie writes fiction - crime and spec fic - plays and poetry; much of it award winning.

Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies, Cosmic Vegetable (USA); Scarlet Stiletto: short stories 2013 (AUS); Thirteen Stories (AUS); and many other publications, including - Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Cordite, Page Seventeen, Torpedo and The Big Issue

Liz Filleul


Liz won the Sisters in Crime Australia Scarlet Stiletto Award for short crime fiction in 2004; finished second in 2007 and 2011; and also took out the Cross-Genre Award in 2011. 

Her murder mystery novel To All Appearance, Dead – set in the world of vintage girls' fiction collectors – was published by Bettany Press in 2007.