Rose Allan, a New Zealander, lives at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. She is a prizewinning author and editor, and a highly skilled and experienced writing tutor.

For the past 15 years she has run a Writers Consultancy specializing in empowering other writers and helping them to bring their works to fruition. She is passionate about writing that is honest and has the courage to dig deeply.

Her workshops:Writing from the Heart, Your Story Matters(Life Writing), 'The Art of the Short Story (Short Fiction) and 'Writing as Therapy'  are eagerly sought after. New workshops: Editing is not for Wimps and 'Is It any Good?' are in the pipeline.

Her teaching is informed by the breadth of her experience in both writing and publishing: as editor for medical and engineering journals; for Scholastic Publications in London and for Off Campus Studies at Deakin University; as a newspaper feature writer for the New Zealand Herald and as literary editor for Boardwalk  Magazine.

She has taught English in secondary schools, Literacy at a Technical Institute and Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Her two published books of imaginative non-fiction: ‘Out of this Whirlwind’ (Heinemann) and ‘Spirit of Noosa, Noosa National Park’  (Spectrum Publications) combine word and photographic image.

Her short stories and poetry are published nationally and internationally in literary journals and have won a number of awards.

In  2004 she received the Booranga Writers Fellowship to work on her Ms. ‘Darkroom’ about a photographer with a disturbing past...  

    She is currently focused on a collection of short fiction, 'Walking on Glass' and finding a publisher for her novel on
  euthanasia, 'Naked Soul'.

  Rose has acted as a judge of literary competitions, and is a frequent speaker at Literary and International Women’s
  Day events. She is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre, the Australian Society of Authors, and is a
  Varuna Alumni.


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