Member Releases

TWPC has a lot of very talented members. If you are looking for a good read, here's a selection to choose from.

Crystal Leonardi

Congratulations to Crystal Leonardi. She is an author, publisher (Bowerbird Publishing) & motivational speaker. She offers insights into all things publishing. Her awards include: 3rd place winner, 2022 Ausmumpreneur Author of the Year

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Rachel Armstrong

Congratulation's to Rachel on her latest release! Rachel lives in Townsville, with her border collie, Jacob. When she's not writing, she promotes healthy lifestyles and rehabilitates hearts as an exercise physiologist. Rachel is the facilitator for our Popular Fiction Writing Group.

You can check out her book here:

Benjamin J Ryan

Ben is a born Townsville local and loves books about magic, heroes, and the supernatural. He's an enthusiastic member of the TWPC and released the first book in his fantasy series last year!

Congratulations, Ben!

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Frances Dall'Alba

Congratulations Frances! We love to see our member's successes. As a contemporary romance author, Frances loves nothing more than losing herself in a good romance. She's all about helping you forget the housework, or the bus to work you're going to miss, if you don't put the book down now!

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Barbara Strickland

Aside from a very hot mixture of drama and romance, Barbara Strickland writes poetry, is working on a paranormal thriller and is a strong advocate for Australian authors, as her blog, Instagram and Facebook platforms demonstrate.

Still tutoring and working part-time, she is also an enthusiastic TWPC committee member.

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Graeme Buckley

Born in Cairns, Graeme is a local author and visual artist who has lived in Townsville for 35 years. He has three books published on Amazon and one on Smashwords.

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Jill Staunton

Jill Staunton grew up on a cattle property and has lived in the Outback she writes about. Jill attributes her love of storytelling to her grandmother and mother.

She has won two short story awards and had two novels published by Boolarong Press – Reiver’s Moon and All That He Is.

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