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Hobsons Bay is a community with a deep and proud literary history, and vibrant and diverse culture of writing.

Homegrown Hobsons Bay is an innovative program to celebrate and to grow the potential and reach of, writers from Hobsons Bay. Homegrown writers are featured in this database, and their titles are clearly identified within our libraries with the Homegrown branding.

Homegrown Hobsons Bay is also about supporting up-and-coming writers. We are pleased to offer use of our library facilities for your next book launch and can assist you in the planning and promotion of your event.

If you are a published (or soon-to-published) writer with a significant connection to the City of Hobsons Bay we would love to hear from you to discuss how we can work with you further.

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Lucia Nardo

Lucia Nardo writes fiction and non-fiction and she has had published a range of both forms. In addition to her non-fiction titles, her work appears in anthologies, magazine and online. She is a past winner of the Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize. Lu ...

Lyn Spiteri

A first time author but long time avid reader, Lyn is excited to add to the rich tapestry of fantasy fiction. Lyn is a teacher, musician, twin and self-proclaimed Star Wars tragic. She loves car-singing, being a concert band nerd and getting obsessed ...

Mary Borsellino

The intensity and loneliness that growing up brings with it has always seemed to Mary Borsellino to be a perfect basis for stories, ever since she was a teenager herself. That age group knows better than anybody the hopes and horrors of society's potentia ...

Mary Burbidge

Mary has been an active writer for over 30 years with a stack of stories, a pile of published articles, hundreds of volumes of her nightly diary and two books under her ample belt. Her first book, 'Forever Baby: Jenny’s story – a mother’s diary', has rec ...

Michael Hyde

Michael Hyde has been writing for over 30 years - mainly for adolescents and Young Adults. Examples of his work are MAX, Tyger Tyger, Hey Joe and Surfing Goliath - all critically acclaimed. All along the Watchtower, was his memoir of the sixties in Austra ...

Michele Finey

Local astrologer Michele Finey writes in depth astrology features that have been published in numerous magazines, journals and online. Michele is the author of two books, Secrets of the Zodiac (Allen and Unwin 2009) and The Sacred Dance of Venus and Mars ...

Michelle C Monaghan

'Garlic, Hankies and Hugs' is Michelle Monaghan's first picture story book. It was written to honour and highlight a quirky tradition from her Greek grandmother, who is also a long time Altona resident. Michelle is a primary school teacher who has ta ...

Nicholas Abdilla

Nicholas Abdilla has been writing and drawing comics since the tender age of four. His father was an artist and major influence and a love of story telling made comic books the perfect outlet for Nicholas to combine his two passions. Various awards receiv ...

P. J. Sheppard

I have been writing for twenty years across a broad spectrum including plays, screenplays, poetry and songwriting, and have recently set up a publishing company, Manaia Enterprises, to print and distribute my adult and children's fiction. 'Like Vodka a ...

Patrick has been a writer for as long as he can remember. In primary school his imagined stories would keep everyone awake at camp, including himself. In high school he was told by his teachers that they would be surprised if he was not published soon. As ...