Belinda Hamilton – feature blogger, reviewer
Belinda Hamilton grew up in Caboolture and moved to Brisbane a decade or so ago. She keeps a personal blog at Belinda’s Baubles. Belinda loves to read, write, make jewelery, bushwalk, try her hand at photography and spends a few hours a week volunteering for charity. She also attends monthly meetings for the writing/ critique group Marianne was co-founder of; Vision Writers. Recently she became an internet DJ and hosts her own show called Friday Ketchup on PQRN.
Mandy Wrangles – reviewer and vampire blogs
Amanda Wrangles has never moved far from where she grew up on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne. In fact, she hasn’t managed the whole growing up thing very well at all – with a passion for reading and writing Young Adult stories, she would much rather live in a teenager’s world than an adult one.
Hooked on all things dark and macabre since watching a Dracula movie at age five, Amanda has a special place in her heart for the supernatural community.
An active member of Sisters in Crime Australia (winning their 2009 Scarlet Stiletto award for short story writing), she delights in books that dare to cross the lines in genre – particularly between crime and the paranormal world. Amanda keeps a personal blog at the Clandestine website.
Phil Coss – tech blogger
He has a BS in Computer Science from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and recently finished his Masters in Computation in Open Systems at the same University. He currently works as a Computer Science teacher and as a freelance web designer/developer. He dreams of becoming a Animator for a major film or game studio. In his free time he reads, writes, studies acting, plays video games, listens to music, tinkers with his car and plays with his dog.
Krista Mckeeth – reviewer
Krista was born and raised in Utah. Lucky enough to have traveled to several countries, she fully intends on traveling more. She is a collector things, Books, Music, Movies and Apple Products. She has a varied taste and all genres have caught her eye, though she tends to become obsessed with all things Teen and Young Adult. She has come to adapt to her eight hour full-time job staring at walls and florescent lighting, developing a mental block in which she calls the CubicleBlindness. Reading is her favorite escape. You can find her personal reviews at Cubicle Blindness.
Lisa Smith – reviewer and blogger
Lisa Smith is only sixteen, and already has four addictions, reading, coffee, chocolate and blogging! She lives in the Northwest, and will be a junior in high school this year. When she grows up she wants to become a professional reviewer, and still run her own blog.
Her reviews are from a teen perspective, making them easy going and fun! If you want to check out her reviews, http://turningpages94.blogspot.com/.
Diana Pinguicha – media reviewer
Living in Portugal and studying Computer Engineering, Diana is a nerdy, geeky bookworm who’s addicted to coffee. She loves reading, cooking, watches a lot of TV series, plays the piano and a ton of video games. On her free time, Diana writes her own original novels and hopes to publish them one day, as all aspiring writers do and studies a lot so she can finish her degree and begin a Master’s in Video Game Design. You can read samples of Diana’s fiction at her website.
Joelene Pynnonen – reviewer
Joelene Pynnonen embraces the life of an avid book lover in every way. Her household is ruled cruelly by a wrathful cat; and should a fire ever start it is doubtful that she would make it past the elegant stacks of novels to her room door. At least once a year she coerces her mother into watching the BBC mini-series of Pride and Prejudice with her, and will often follow up by re-reading the book.
When not reading or bowing to the will of the tyrant cat, Joelene likes to draw, make futile attempts at learning Finnish and occasionally work in a bookstore.
Renee Thomas – reviewer
Renee hails from Newcastle, Australia and spends the majority of her time wondering why she can’t own a personal home library the size of that in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She is an “aspiring actress”, being especially fond of the musical theatre genre, and has her Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama, her Certificate 3 in Theatre and Screen Performance, and her Diploma in Arts (Acting). Occasionally, she will try her hand at writing, having co-created a musical, written several short plays, and penned a few song lyrics.
Holly Mortlock – Reviewer
Holly is a 22-year-old nymph who was born in Perth. She now lives in Brisbane, but was raised as a nomad all over Australia in tents and national parks. Holly has just received a BA in Design, but her real passion is for reading and writing. Her favourite word as a 5 year old was venomous, used as an adjective.
She has been selling books at her local book-stores for the last 5 years. In her spare time, holly walks in bare feet through her local parks and Bunnings stores, catches trains without a destination, talks to strangers, draws things, writes poetry, and reads anything from fantasy, crime, and fiction, to philosophy, military history and Stephen Fry anything.
Jamie Marriage – blogger and reviewer
Jamie Marriage is an internationally published Australian CyberPunk author with a taste for the dangerous and obscene aspects of life. His work ranges from the sarcastic to the satirical. Links to his work can be found at www.JamieMarriage.com.
Catherine Geaney – site artist
Catherine Geaney is a digital artist, freshly graduated, interested in art, design, illustration, animation, an all rounder in the playing field of art, ready to tackle any kind of project. Extra loves include Japanese, reading all kinds and making music playlists for every need imaginable. See her work at www.catherinegeaney.com