The Little Lonsdale Group

Much of my success as a published author I owe to the community of writers who armed me with the tools of my trade and provided the support to keep going when I felt like giving up.

The Little Lonsdale Group is a collection of extraordinarily diverse and talented writers who meet regularly at Writers’ Victoria. We come from all over Victoria to learn, share and support each other in our writing journey. Since the group’s inception four members have had novels published, several have won various awards, had their winning entries published in anthologies and are sure to have their novels published in the near future.

I’m deeply proud to be part of this incredible pool of talent and would like to introduce you to them:

Margareta Osborn – author of Bella’s Run, A Bush Christmas, Hope’s Road and Mountain Ash




Jennifer Scoullar – author of Brumby’s Run, Currawong Creek, Wasp Season and Billabong Bend (to be released May 2014)


Kathryn Ledson – author of Rough Diamond and Monkey Business


Jewelene Barrille – winner of 2010 Josephine Ulrick Award, a HarperCollinsVaruna Award for her first manuscript THE CARTOGRAPHY LESSON and was shortlisted for the inaugural 2011 Writing Australia Award. Can be contacted via Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown Australia


Anja Tahane – winner of 2011 [untitled] short story award and Varuna Harper Collins Fellowship and meditation teacher. Anja writes a weekly blog on mindfulness at and you can read one of her short stories here.



Dianne Simonelli – blogger for Meanland and winner Booroondara Literary Short Story Award



Troy Hunter has had short stories published in Sleepers, Australian Short Stories and Visible Ink, has co-written an episode of Outland (ABC1 TV) and he recently won the Fellowship of Australian Writers' White Light Script Award.



Joanna Baker - currently undertaking a Masters in Creative Writing at RMIT


Sincere thanks to Writers’ Victoria for providing the space for us to meet.