Category: Festival Authors

Anthony Mayne

2093_IMG_1880-1Anthony Mayne is a facilitator, MC, culture change consultant and executive coach.  As a former head of culture and organization development for a large Australian company, he enjoys working with individuals and groups adapting to a changing environment.  When not in the corporate world, he enjoys the chance to work with local communities as an MC, and is currently looking to establish a local Playhouse Theatre.  As a failed stand-up comedian, amatuer thespian and over-rated poetry slammer, Anthony is confident he will be cast in the Playhouse’s first production! As a graduate of the Oxford Children’s Theatre Box Hill, his highlights reel includes being a joint-winner of the Eurobodalla River of Arts poerty slam event last year, winning the stand up comedy open mic in Winnipeg, Canada on a minus 25 degree night and being cast as the Queen of Hearts in Blue Cow’s Sydney production of Alice in Wonderland.

Stafford Ray

StaffordRayStafford Ray’s concern for the environment and social issues has always driven his writing — from poetry, plays to fiction. His first novel, Cull, reads as a page turner but beneath this a deeper tension is revealed. His latest novel, Australian Gulag ­ A Love Story, deals with the issues surrounding offshore detention and the personal tragedies of those caught up in the system.

Rhonda Casey

RhondaCasey20160627_151944Rhonda Casey began life in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, but has been a resident of the South Coast for over thirty years. Her first manuscript, Hessian, traces the life stories of two women as they travel the turbulent years at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Seemingly worlds apart, they are irrevocably connected. What is joy for one brings only fear to the other. From war torn Greece to the outback of New South Wales, their journey of discovery is a heartfelt story of hope and new beginnings.

Timothy S Collins

2013-09-16-TC-at-Miami-Beach-Surfers-ParadiseTimothy S Collins has been a writer for more than 40 years, though only a select few have ever read his works, as his career has always been focused on technical writing. He has always had a desire to write a fictional novel but ‘life got in the way’. Tim is now a semi­retired consulting engineer. With time enough to revisit some of his non­published earlier works, Tim is now concentrating on developing fictional novels.