Caroline Wood, Publisher and Director
Caroline has a double degree in Art History and Psychology from Oxford Brookes University and has worked in Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia. She has held senior management positions in the private sector and universities. She served as a Board member of Amnesty International (Australia), Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association and Small Publishers Network and was Chair of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival Advisory Committee. She is the Co-Founder of the Centre for Stories and one of the founding members of the Australian Short Story Festival and has an an unwavering commitment to supporting new and emerging writers and to the Australian literary landscape.
John Wood, Publisher and Director
John has a degree in Economics from The University of Western Australia and a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University. He has held various professional positions in the public and private sector that included Speech Writer in the Office of the Prime Minister, Chief Economist, Strategist with Ernst & Young and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University and Executive General Manager (University Programs) at Navitas. He has served as a Director on the Board of HBF for eleven years and is a life member of the Oxford Business Alumni. John has authored two books and edited 115 volumes on great economists. He is the Co-Founder of the Centre for Stories. A fanatical fisherman and keen swimmer, John loves the rugged South West coast and its unique ridgelines.
Susan Midalia is a former academic who is now a full-time fiction writer. She has published two collections of short stories: A History of the Beanbag (2007), shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award, and An Unknown Sky (2012). She was one of the judges of the 2012 T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished fiction or creative non-fiction manuscript. Her latest collection, Feet to the Stars and other stories (2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 WA Premier's Book Awards and Susan's novel The Art of Persuasion has recently been published by Fremantle Press.
Camha Pham is a freelance editor with a background in educational publishing, and has worked across a broad range of materials including book manuscripts, educational resources and online publications. She was formerly a Development Editor at Oxford University Press, Melbourne, where she worked on the health and social work new editions lists, and has also completed a Master of Publishing and Editing from Monash University.
Richard Rossiter is an experienced academic, editor and writer. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University. His book length publication Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire was published by UWA Press in 2009. He is the Editor of three collections of short stories compiled from entries to the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition. His novella, Thicker than Water was published by UWA Press in 2014.
Josephine Taylor is a writer and freelance editor, an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, and an Editorial Board member of Margaret River Press. Her work has been anthologised, and has appeared in diverse publications, including Axon, Outskirts and Westerly. She is also a regular contributor to Australian Book Review. Josephine is interested in persistent pain states, especially chronic gynaecological pain, and passionate about the workings of creativity in response to physical and psychological disorder. She presents and facilitates in the areas of Australian literature, and writing/creativity and wellbeing. Her PhD thesis, Vulvodynia and Autoethnography (2011), was awarded the ECU Faculty Research Medal (2011) and the Magdalena Prize in Feminist Research (2012).