Gary Ireland is a retired schoolteacher who spent most of his career in country New South Wales. He has written the expositoryand argumentative material all his professional life and also as a lay preacher, but only commenced writing fiction 18 or so years ago.
Jo Pattison is now 90 years young. She has worked in many occupations. Married at 17 and as life became difficult, she turned hardship into humour and sent scripts to The New Idea to earn some money. Lately Jo has been writing poetry and is now writing for pleasure.
Georgina Rozas was born in Chile and emigrated to Australia with her husband and two small daughters in 1970. Her love for writing developed a few years ago. In June 2004 she joined the Camden Writers. Her main interest lies in writing Children’s stories, and she has published several.
Jan Lepherd joined Camden Writers in 2002. She has published a number of illustrated children’s books. In 2009 Jan won first prize and Australian Grand Champion in a Creative Writing Competition organised by the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association. She also won first prize in the 2011 Macarthur Eisteddfod for creative writing.
Ken has often called himself a scribbler rather than a writer. He has written humorous country verse and short stories for many years and has had small success in competition. His work has been read on the ABC several times. He enjoys self-publishing his work as booklets to give away to family and friends. His dream of being a Mills & Boon author has faded with time and now he writes solely for the amusement of the Camden Writers Inc and its readers.
Jan is a storyteller from an early age. Writing and reading were her favourite subjects throughout her school life. She came to Camden 34 years ago and worked in a small school in the district for 25 years, always enjoying the contact with the children. Now retired with four grandchildren of her own, she joined the Camden Writers intending to pursue her passion for writing.
Teresa Rowland started writing at the age of 39. She found out from her sister that she always had an imagination, wanting to take her to magic places. Now, through writing, Trish can take her grandchildren and anyone else to those places.
Susan Schrader is a retired High School teacher. Married in 1981, she moved to Camden and worked part-time teaching maths and science. After retirement, she began exploring her artistic interests taking courses in writing and painting. Her hobbies include reading, photography, travel and music. She has four children and five grandchildren.
Pat emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1972 from the UK and worked in airlines industry. Moving to NSW in 2001 into a career in sales and marketing for a large pharmacy business which took her all over Australia. After a redundancy for my partner and I in 2009 we started our indoor plant hire business which we still manage. Pat now has the time to follow her passion of writing. This passion was inspired by her late father when left her an audio of his life stories which later Pat published and realised how valuable these stories are for the next generation.
Jose’ Nodar since his arrival on Planet Earth 70 years ago, Jose’ is just starting to explore his ability to communicate in written form. He has found that many a time his mind is much faster than his fingers and his English much slower than his Spanish. Jose’ is having fun listening to his own words come to life on paper and hopes that you do so as well. He joined Camden Writers Inc. in 2018 and is slowly learning the art of the words.
Judy was born and spent her formative years in England, before emigrating to Australia in 1970 where she embarked on a career in medical administration that spanned almost four decades. Having recently retired, she joined Camden Writers Incorporated and, with their help, dreams of producing a novel, which provides the escapism and pleasure, to others, that reading has always given her.
PREVIOUS MEMBER WRITERS
Tracey Bautovich lives in Campbelltown. She has been writing poetry since childhood and has self-published three books. Her interests include inspiring others through her writing. Enjoys movies and sharing her love for life and being a member of Camden Writers.
Kathleen McErlean was born in Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia on St. Patrick’s Day in 1972. Kathleen was fifth in a family of 14. She was interested In writing at an early.
Maysel Ode joined the Camden Writers in 2017 and is a prolific writer of stories and poems, some of which she has illustrated herself. Maysel has had some books published.
Cliff Rayner was born at Eaglehawk in Victoria and was educated at Dingee Primary School. He began writing bush poetry ‘just for fun’ after he retired.
Peter Kiff was born in the UK in 1945. He arrived in Australia in 1975 and became an Australian citizen in 1983. Peter lived and worked in several countries. Professionally he has been a mechanic, ship’s engineer, systems designer and a trade’s teacher. He retired in 2008. Peter joined Camden Writers in 2013.