Author's Corner

Visit our Author’s Corner at Bunjil Place Library, where we will showcase new and established writers. Our featured authors will be available to chat about their work and their writing journey in a relaxed atmosphere.

S.C. Karakaltsas - July 28th

S.C. Karakaltsas writes historical fiction and short stories.

Her first novel, an historical fiction set on a Central Pacific island called Climbing the Coconut Tree is a coming of age and murder story inspired by true events. Her short story collection, Out of Nowhere takes a contemporary look at the Australian lifestyle. She has had stories published in the Lane Cove Literary Awards Anthology and Monash Writers Anthology.
Her latest historical fiction novel, A Perfect Stone is set in the rugged mountains of Northern Greece during the Greek Civil War and was inspired by the plight of thirty-eight thousand Greek and Macedonian children who were forcibly evacuated in 1948 from the Greek Civil War.


Scott Pearce - August 4th

Scott Pearce teaches English and Literature at Alia College and lives in Mooroolbark with his partner and their children. He received his PhD from Deakin University in 2016. He is a loyal supporter of the Hawthorn Football Club. Faded Yellow by the Winter is his first novel.

Carolyn Denman - August 11th

Carolyn Denman lives on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne. She has a science degree, far too many pets and a fear of the ocean that makes her Mauritian mother roll her eyes. She enjoys writing spec-fiction novels, playing games with her horse and frightening hairdressers with the concept of the forthcoming Singularity. As well as writing stories for Aurealis and Andromeda Spaceways magazines, Carolyn is also the author of the YA Australian fantasy series The Sentinels of Eden.

Songlines, Sanguine and Sympath are available now through Odyssey Books and all the usual online bookstores. The final book in the series, Shamar, is due for release in June 2019.

Katherine Canobi - August 18th

K. H. Canobi writes fiction for young adults and children. Mindcull, a young adult futuristic thriller out June 1 with Ford Street Publishing, is her debut novel. Prior to writing Mindcull, she worked as a cognitive scientist and university lecturer, completing a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychology at Melbourne University where she now holds an honorary fellowship. She is the mother of four young book devourers and can be found online at

Jen Hutchinson - September 1st

Jen is articulate with a sunny and engaging temperament. She unbundles and re-threads a kaleidoscope of her life’s adventures and dramas into her writing. She has completed three books. Motherling, a memoir, was published on May 1 to great acclaim. Once Upon A Perfect Family, a novel will be released later in 2020 and Bourke Street; My View from Here, an absorbing in-conversation book with Tony Brooks will be launched in November 2019.