Susan Prior, the owner of Secret Brisbane, is an experienced, professional writer, editor and content producer, who is an active member of her local community. She’s had The Mighty Fine Book Swap, a free ‘little library’, outside her home for some years. It’s become a popular feature of the streetscape, and is used daily by locals. She’s also been known to yarn-bomb by stealth in her spare time! You can find out more about Susan over at her website, www.write-now.com.au, or follow her Write-now! page on Facebook.
Steve Capelin is a writer and local historian living in Brisbane’s West End. He has been active in the arts since the late 1970s when he was recruited to work for one of Australia’s first professional Community Theatre Companies – WEST Theatre Co, based in Essendon in Melbourne. Since then, he has worked as a performer, director, playwright, teacher, author and arts project manager. He was a founding member of the innovative Street Arts Community Theatre Company (1982), taught in the Drama Program at QUT, managed a series of major arts projects for the Brisbane City Council and was the team leader of the Council’s Youth Program. Now retired, he is active in his home community as part of the West End Making History Group. He is working on his first novel inspired by his Italian ancestors who arrived in Australia via New Guinea as refugees in 1881. Swimming is both a pastime and a passion. You can find more of his writing on his blog My Missing Life.
Peter Ludlow is a former hospital pharmacist, who today is now a professional history researcher, and specialises in the local history of the Moreton Bay area, although he doesn't limit himself to this. Peter self-publishes books and gives lectures to local community groups. You can find out more over on his blog, Moreton Bay History.
Marianne Taylor is 'The House Detective', an architectural historian who specialises in investigating the history of houses. From grand mansions to humble cottages, she loves unravelling their secrets and believes every house has a fascinating tale just waiting to be told. You can find out more about her over at her website, The House Detective.
Angus is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland. His PhD is exploring how computational text analysis techniques can contribute to the study of public discourse. Angus created the website There once was a creek after seeing his neighbourhood of Rosalie and Milton transformed by the floods that struck Brisbane in January 2011. The website charts the course and the history of the waterway that once flowed through the suburbs of Rainworth, Rosalie and Milton, creating a catchment-based local history of the area.