As part of Dr David Craig‘s doctoral research, he interviewed covert operatives and those who led prosecutions against criminals caught by undercover tactics in undercover programs in Australia, the United States, Canada, the UK and the Netherlands. In addition to over 20 years of criminology experience, he now runs a consultancy for Australian and overseas agencies on covert operations, which include surveillance, informant and undercover operations.
Knowing the difference between the truth and lies can be a matter of life and death in undercover operations, and this led David to write Lie Catcher; Become a Human Lie Detector in Under 60 Minutes (Big Sky Publishing).
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Nikki Logan is multi-published with Harlequin and Entangled Publishing and is an experienced public speaker and presenter with a long working history in communications. She has presented to group sizes from 6 to 1000 in the general community, professional circles, and school groups. She was a participant (and then facilitator) of online romance-writing workshops, has presented writing workshops for the City of Cockburn (2009), Romancing the West (2010), SwanCon (2011), Romance Writers of Australia national conference (2011 & 2012) and, most recently, GenreCon (2012).
Sulari Gentill went to university to study Astrophysics and emerged with a law degree. She’s not quite sure how it happened. Whilst practising law can be creative, they don’t like you to simply make things up…or admit to it anyway. Writing fiction seemed liked a better way to indulge her fondness for fabrication. Sulari is the author of six books, including the Hero Trilogy and the Rowland Sinclair novels. The most recent, Paving the New Road was released by Pantera Press in August 2012. Sulari lives the Snowy Mountains of NSW where she and her husband, Michael, grow French Black Truffles and raise two wild colonial boys.
YA urban fantasy author Cheryse Durrant wrote her first story on her aunt’s bedroom wall when she was five, but it did not attract literary acclaim. The first novel in her Heart Hunter series will be published by Clan Destine Press in 2013. This YA action-adventure story has been likened to both Blade and Wolverine, but Cheryse thinks it bubbles with a cauldron of other-world Buffy. A caffeine and Twitter addict, Cheryse shares her love of writing at cherysedurrant.com and creativedragons.com.au.
Rowena Cory Daniells, bestselling author of the King Rolen’s Kin trilogy has been involved in Speculative Fiction for over thirty-five years – as a reader and fan, independent press, graphic artist, bookshop owner and writer. She has a Masters in Arts Research and has taught creative writing to all ages. She is an Associate Lecturer at Qantm, and has served on the management committees of the Qld Writers Centre, the Brisbane Writers Festival and the Romance Writers of Australia.
Aimée Lindorff is a creative industries professional and writer of speculative fiction based in Brisbane. Currently, she is employed to support other writers as Program and Marketing Coordinator and tutor at the Queensland Writers Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Music and English, and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Arts, majoring in Writing, Editing, and Publishing at The University of Queensland. Aimée writes for review blog Insomniac’s Café http://insomoniacscafe.blogspot.com and is working on her first novel, a science fiction, dark comedy.