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.
As I was a child of a military family, I had a gypsy-like childhood living in many different places. I emigrated to Australia in 1972. I had a wonderful career in sales and marketing, and now my partner and I are running a business part-time. My family is my focus now with my children and many grandchildren. I enjoy the experience of writing and hope to continue for a long time. Life has been kind to me.
Olivia Masterfield loves to write. Just ask her and she will tell you!
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.
Alle is an ex-English teacher who taught mainly gifted students. Alle has been writing all her life but mainly in the capacity as a student studying for her Master’s degrees etc., and professionally as a teacher. It is only recently that she has been penning poems, short stories, and elements of a larger work involving her research into her family history. Alle is overwhelmingly compelled to write, seeing inspiration everywhere.