Writer Bios

Tony Park

Tony Park has worked as a newspaper reporter, a government press secretary, a PR consultant and a freelance writer. He is also a Major in the Australian Army Reserve and served in Afghanistan in 2002. Tony and his wife divide their time between Sydney and southern Africa where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park.

Tony is the author of 13 international bestselling fiction novels and five non-fiction books.

Tony’s been charged by rhinos, joined the hunt for international terrorists and killed off the creator of this website after a two-book appearance. Damn him.



Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis got her start covering police rounds in a newsroom as a teenager and has been working as a professional journalist for the past 10 years. A former entertainment reporter at The Daily Telegraph, Maria is a pop culture commentator on Australian TV, the producer and host of the Eff Yeah Film & Feminism podcast, and currently works on news program The Feed, airing on SBS 2 weeknights at 7.30pm.

Her debut novel Who’s Afraid? was an immediate bestseller, with its sequel Who’s Afraid Too released in January 2017.

Maria is a damn fine cup of feminist bi-racial coffee and she puts the lotion in the basket.



Will Kostakis

After dabbling in celebrity journalism and reality TV, Will now writes for young adults.

His first novel, Loathing Lola, was released when he was just nineteen, and his second, The First Third, won the 2014 Gold Inky Award. It was also shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Australian Prime Minister’s Literary awards.

The Sidekicks is his third novel for young adults.

Will is the Madonna of YA, reinventing himself with every new novel. He has also manipulated a short film competition, impersonated his brother and seems to have a rather spectacular γιαγιά.


The Museum of Modern Love is Heather Rose’s 7th novel. Her novels span adult literary fiction, children’s literature, fantasy/sci-fi and crime.

Heather’s previous novels are White Heart (1999), The Butterfly Man (2005) and The River Wife (2009). Heather also writes the acclaimed Tuesday McGillycuddy series for children (written under the pen-name of Angelica Banks with fellow-author Danielle Wood and published internationally).

The series is Finding Serendipity (2013), A Week Without Tuesday (2015) and Blueberry Pancakes Forever (2016). Heather won the Davitt Award in 2006 and her work has been shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award and the Aurealis Awards, and longlisted for the IMPAC Awards. She is also a recipient of the international Eleanor Dark Fellowship.

Heather Rose was deservedly awarded the 2017 Stella Prize for the Museum of Modern Love. Superbly done.