Jim Richards is a highly successful film director,
sailplane pilot and
general Renaissance man who has encapsulated his love of sailplanes (gliders) in his lilting and fascinating memoir The Road to Narromine.
Joy Lonsdale spent much of her life studying the Hermetic Code and corresponding with experts in the field. She attended a Gurdjieff group for years and was later a member of the Rosicrucian's. Her first book Gurdjieff and the Arch Preposterous is an interpretation of Gurdjieff's great allegory, All and Everything. Her second book is Dictionary of Allegorical Words.
Ray Johnstone is an Australian author and hotelier living permanently in France. All Fall Down is his brilliant young-adult novel about surviving WW2 in France.
Jack Cross is a science journalist and futurist. The Logos Probe, his scathing near-future SF, is both trenchant social commentary and a warning of things to come. Here is 'faction' disguised as a distinguished and highly disturbing novel.
Ben Smith has written for TV for most of his life. No Time For The Smiths, his hilarious and bittersweet account of the first year of his marriage back in the innocent 1950s, has received critical acclaim and accolades from readers around Australia.
Advertising writer, Peta Fox, has made a name for herself with her wry and jaded whodunits featuring the foxy Jen Madden, a bi-sexual Aussie sleuth. The totally pissed-off Jen has a satirical take on life and specializes in sex crimes. We list the first three murder mysteries in this edgy, brilliantly written series.
Todd Charlton is a new Australian writer with a lust for black-hearted fiction and travel. He lives in NSW with his wife and daughter. Several Charlton novels appear on this site.
Pam Scott has been a pharmacist, university lecturer and researcher, international consultant, science and technology policy analyst, businesswoman and bookshop owner. She lived and worked in Vietnam for more than a decade and travelled widely in SE Asia. In 2009, she was awarded an Asialink Literature Residency in Vietnam. She has travelled extensively in Vietnam, Myanmar and other South East Asian countries. We have converted her travel books to eBooks. You'll find them in our Travel section.
Dr. M. Teodorani
Massimo Teodorani, author of The Hyperspace of Consciousness, is an Italian astrophysicist. He obtained his degree in Astronomy and his Ph.D. in Stellar Physics at the University of Bologna. As a researcher at the Astronomical Observatories of Bologna and Naples, and later at the INAF Radiotelescope of Medicina (BO) he has been involved in research on many types of explosive stellar phenomena, such as supernovae, novae, eruptive protostars and high-mass close binary stars and, more recently, in the search for extrasolar planets and extraterrestrial intelligence within the SETI Project. He has published 17 books.
Lex de Mello
Lex de Mello, author of Pecarus 1 and 2, believes that the existence of God, or higher entities, has already been established as a certainty through scientific reasoning. He believes that, in the thereafter, every living human will be granted ultimate satisfaction in life, and that some just go through more difficult initial paths on their journey.
Clint has an interest in weapons systems and a facility for intriguing plots. He has had several books published and two optioned for film. His third and fourth are available from Harper Collins, Australia, and as eBooks from leading etailers. Several of Clint's thrillers are available as ebooks on this site. Also his award-winning series of short stories, Songs of a Second World.
John Alexandra, has studied with both the Zen and Gurdjieff traditions and is an expert on the occult and comparative religion. His book, The Wisdom of Being, is an attempt to de-mythologize approaches to self-awareness and self-transformation and reveal the inner core of authentic systems of self-mastery.
Dale Tavris MD, MPH, author of The Unfulfilled Promise of the American Dream, has worked as an epidemiologist and public health physician in state public health departments, the U.S. Air Force, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1979. He has published dozens of scientific articles in medical and public health journals, and a book, Philosophy in Epidemiology and Public Health. In recent years, he has become a prominent poster at several political websites and currently writes one of the ten most read journals on the website DemocraticUnderground.com under the screen name "Time for change".
M.D.S.Prabu is a freelance travel writer now based in Singapore. His tour guide, The Philippines on $40 a Day, is the result of a forty day tour of the Philippines with a motley crew of compatriots.
David Farnsworth - teacher, thespian, runner, hiker, bon vivant and raconteur - is a retired academic, world traveller and authority on many countries, particularly China. He has won awards for his poetry and his first anthology, Middle Kingdom, is published here.
Gina Stoner spent her life studying systems of self-development with Eastern teachers and put much of what she learned in Talks With Al, a deceptively simple book which uses the 'young adult' format to demonstrate the approach to inner awareness. You'll find it under both Young Adult and Mind Body Spirit.
Aenghus, not his real name, is a highly qualified business analyst and computer programmer who has worked for major corporations. His secret passion is writing fantasy. AD491 is his first novel.
Martin Jensen worked for years in the medical field. He has sold many articles, a screenplay and also written successfully for the theatre. His interest is comedy and the human bazaar. Look in the General section for his How to Keep Fit Without Exercise and How to Get What You Want.