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When Belinda isn't typing away to get her next romance novel to her publisher, she can be found reading, sleeping, or baking. Her pies look delicious!
Belinda has a diploma in Professional Writing and Editing and specialises in Romance fiction.
When Tina isn't reading or writing, she likes to take time out to relax and watch action movies. She loves picnics at the beach and good ol' fashion barbeques with the people she loves.
Tina has been to Malta, Japan, and Fiji, and currently lives in the Victorian Surf Coast. She is currently studying a proofreading and editing course in the hopes of becoming a developmental editor.
Tina is happy to read almost everything that makes its way into her hands, but she does not take political or evangelical works.
Lena is a Business Analyst and fiction writer (and a Subject Matter Expert, and a Technical Writer, and a million other things!).
Outside of work, Lena likes to drink extensive amounts of whisky, whiskey, vodka, wine, and gin. She does not discriminate when it comes to her whisky. She also likes to make her own cosmetics (she's very good!) and occasionally interact with other humans. When not doing one of these, she can be found watching West Wing. Over and over and over again.
Lena accepts all forms of Speculative Fiction, and is open to all other genres, too.
Lauren is a controller and organiser of chaos, a feeder of a mini horde, and healer of physical and emotional ailments. She's a stay-at-home mum who hopes to eventually return to her writing.
Lauren loves snuggling up to watch TV with her husband, doing arts and crafts with her daughter, and her classic comfort is reading.
Lauren beta reads the following, with a specialisation in teen and YA works:
Alternate History, Utopian and Dystopian, Fantasy (various forms), Superhero, Historical Fiction and some non-fiction, as well as general fiction.
Mark is a father, a bank officer, and a tabletop gamer (DND and Horror RPG). He believes sleep is a valid hobby (I completely agree!), and he is also a member of the SES. Mark has a B.Sc. in Biological Science, with double majors in Zoology and Microbiology.
While he generalises in Speculative Fiction, Mark's specialty is Horror -- and not just in books! Mark is a Horror buff. His knowledge ranges widely and deeply; from films to comics, he has you covered.
Outside of Horror, Mark also enjoys Fantasy, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic, as well as Alternate History.
If you get James started, he'll tell you anything and everything you ever wanted to know about anime. He's an addict! When not reading or writing, James listens to orchestral music, plays Stardew Valley, and voluntarily edits videos for the Red Cross (what a champ!). James is one of our younger male readers, and handles a hard demographic to reach.
Amanda is an ESL teacher by day and a Translator by night. Having worked in the industry since 1998, she has experience with fiction, non-fiction and technical manuscripts. Her passions are reading (anything speculative fiction) and walking, and her hobbies include photography and writing as well!
Born in Brazil, Amanda has been all over, including New Zealand, Thailand, India, South Korea, London, France, Spain, Portugal, USA, Canada, Argentina, and even Chile.