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At the Independent Australian Authors Symposium held in Brisbane in November 2020. My presentation, based on my first book, 'Emigree' was entitled: 'Everything is Possible'.

I've just unwrapped my bundle of 'Niche' novels, ready for my book launch, December 2022. Love the cover!

With talented writer friends, Vicki Stevens, George Johnston, and Peter Crommarty, at the Brisbane Writers Group Convention, 2023

Excited and relieved during a successful book launch at The Independent Bookstore, New Farm, December 2022.

Novella Writing with Nick Earls

21 July, 2017: Last night, fellow author Vicki Stevens and Jane had the pleasure of attending this event at the State Library of Q'ld. Author of renowned works such as 'Zigzag Street' spoke about his passion for these small books, sources of his eclectic ideas. A vibrant, unpretentious author. Have just read 'Gotham' from his new 'Wisdom Tree' series about what makes us tick. A joy to read.

Brisbane Writers Group Convention

On 27 August, 2017, Jane attended another annual Brisbane Writers Group Convention. Worthwhile tips re writing, editing and the publishing industry. Thanks to Gillian Lloyd for a fabulous day. These events seem to get better every year. Pictured below is romance writer Tania Joyce who shared some tips for self-publishing.

4 May, 2017: Last Sunday's Sandcliffe Writers Festival was a worthwhile experience. Some inspirational authors, including Susan Johnson, Jacqueline Henry and Lauren Daniels (pictured), shared stories of their unique journeys, the mentors who spurred them on, works that continue to resonate. 
Jacqueline advised the audience to become associate members of the Australian Society of Authors, a great source of workshops, tutorials and links.
Susan advised those who write in the genre of children's books, to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Gillian Lloyd announced a date claimer: The 2017 Writers Group Convention is on 27 August at Enoggera Bowls Club. See Facebook, contact and visit

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