The director of the Brisbane Writers Workshop, Lauren Daniels is a qualified editor, author, mentor and trainer of professionals, academics, writers and editors. She has edited over 100 published titles [listed below] since 2005 and coaches writers across private, academic, government and corporate settings. She has…
…delivered custom training for government departments: Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council, The Department of State Development, The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources, Queensland Health, The Department of Transport & Main Roads, Queensland Nurses Union, and CITEC.
…and for non-profit and private sectors: Mates4Mates, Able Australia, Anglicare, Coota Girls Aboriginal Corporation, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Funeral Celebrants of Australia, SHAPE Australia, Starcom Media, Flight Centre, Humes/Holcim, TOD Consulting Engineers of Noosa, and Global Interaction Queensland.
Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training: Axiom College, Milton, QLD: 2003
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing: Emerson College, Boston, MA USA: 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT USA: 1992
Mates4Mates Online Creative Writing Series for Vets via Zoom, 22 & 29 July 2021.
Veterinary Wellness Symposium @ Novotel Twin Waters, 29 October 2021.
Horticultural Media Association Australia Inc. Pro Tips for Pro Writers, Date TBD.
Gold Coast Writers Fair: Teaching Fiction Blitz and the Character Arc: Postponed due to COVID-19.
Australian Fairy Tale Society Conference: Magic & Music: In Conversation with Juliet Marillier via Zoom, 12 June 2021.
Literary Judge & Structural Editor: 2021 Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development + Publication Award with Hawkeye Publishing, 2021.
GenreCon 2021: Editorially Savvy with Lauren Elise Daniels & Geneve Flynn, 27 Feb 2021, 1-3pm.
Lake Macquarie Branch of Australian Writers Zoom: Short Story Clinic, 13 Feb 2021.
Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say. Queensland Business Writers Conference: The Emporium Hotel, Southbank, Queensland, 28 Oct 2020.
American essayist Michael Cohen’s And Other Essays book launch via Zoom, 2020.
Magic Realism for Rebels with the Queensland Writers Centre: via Live Stream: 19 Sept 2020.
Literary Judge: 2020 Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Prize with Hawkeye Publishing, 2020.
Writing the Short Story with Queensland Writers Centre: via Live Stream: 13 June 2020.
Brisbane Square Library Writers’ Day Camp: Teaching Person & Place Creative Writing to 100 Corinda State High School Students: 50 Year 7 Students; 50 Years 8-9 Students, 17 Feb 2020.
The Hero & Heroine’s Journey @ Brisbane State Library with The Queensland Writers Centre, 25 Jan 2020.
Literary Judge: 2020 Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development + Publication Award with Hawkeye Publishing, 2020.
Literary Judge: 2019 Poetry Awards for Queensland Society of Women Writers at Brisbane City Square Library, Announced Dec 2019.
Shaking the Tree: Using Magic Realism to Tell the Truth @ Whistler Writers Festival, The Fairmont Chateau Hotel, Whistler, British Columbia, CANANDA, 11.30am-1pm, Saturday, 19 Oct 2019.
Whistler Writers Festival’s Literary Cabaret, Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, CANANDA, 8-10pm, Friday, 18 Oct 2019.
Free Creative Writing Workshop for Aspiring Speculative Fiction Writers @ Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, RI USA, 5.30pm-8pm, Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019.
Literary Judge: 2019 Estelle Pinney Short Story Awards for Queensland Society of Women Writers at Brisbane City Square Library, Announced Oct 2019.
Author Talks, Corinda & Mitchelton Libraries, 23 July 2019.
Free Workshop for Teens: Writing the Hero & Heroine’s Journey, Strathpine Library, 1.30-4.30pm, Wednesday, 10 July 2019.
Free Fiction Writing Workshops, Maroochydore, Nambour, Caloundra, Beerwah, Maleny & Coolum Libraries, May & June 2019.
Reading: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at Omega Book Fair, Everton Hills, 16 Mar 2019.
Reading: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at Nundah Book Group, 27 Feb 2019.
Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Workshop for Teens, Arana Hills Library, 18 Jan 2019.
Guest Lecture: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at the Steiner School, 20 Reservoir Road, Glendale, NSW on 28 Nov 2018.
Reading: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at The Reading Room, 340 E 23rd Street, Gramercy, New York City, New York, USA, 6pm on 16 Oct 2018.
Reading: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at Island Books, Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, 3pm, 13 Oct 2018.
Guest Lecture: Travel Writing at Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, 11 Oct 2018.
Literary Judge: 2018 Estelle Pinney Short Story Awards at Brisbane City Square Library, 11 Sept 2018.
Reading: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at The Heroine’s Festival with The Neo Perennial Press, Thirroul District Community Centre, Excelsior Hall, 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, NSW, 8 Sept 2018.
Reading: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten at National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Chapel Hill, Brisbane, QLD, 20 Aug 2018.
Book Event: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten, Brown Street Community Centre, Newtown, Sydney NSW, 29 July 2018.
Book Launch: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten, 4MBS Studio, Brisbane QLD, 27 May 2018.
Book Launch: Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten, Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne VIC, 5 May 2018.
Book Launch & Reading: Just Off Message IP’s 20th Anniversary Anthology, ‘Maternal Lines’ personal essay, Nov 2017.
Chair, ‘Insights of the Outsider’, Veny Armanno & Melissa Lucashenko: Brisbane Square Library, Sandcliffe Writers Festival, 2017.
Panelist, ‘Write of Passage’, Susan Johnson, Jacqueline Henry & Sheryl Gwyther: Sandcliffe Writers Festival, 2017.
Chair, ‘Celebrating the Alice Award’, M.K. Hume, Kristina Olsson & Shelley Davidow: Brisbane Lord Mayor Event, Brisbane Square Library, 2016.
Brisbane Writers’ Group Convention Speaker: 2016; 2017; 2018.
Literary Judge: 2017 Marj Wilke Writing Competition: Society of Women Writers Queensland, 2017.
Literary Judge, IP Picks: 2004-2015.
Queensland Memory Project. Ed. Aimee Cheung, Queensland Writers Centre. [contributing author, State Library of Queensland].
Winning Short Story Competitions: Essential Tools for the Serious Writer. A short story writing guide authored by competition judges, L. E. Daniels & C. Sawyer. For purchase at Hawkeye Books.
Outer Space, Inner Minds Anthology. [contributing author; IP].
Pendemic Anthology. [contributing author, Queensland Women’s Medical Society].
Just off Message: A 20th Year Anthology [contributing author; IP].
Essays, articles, travel writing, poetry for periodicals including Antic, The Courier-Mail, Ducts, The Newport Review, The Sakonnet Times, Fat City News, Emerson College and Fairfield University literary publications.
Editor for the following published books:
Relics, Wrecks & Ruins: Futures & Pasts; Fearless & Frightening – Ed. Aiki Flinthart [speculative fiction anthology; CAT Press] [supporting editor]
Beyond Borders: Conversations across Borders – Russell M. Darnley OAM [memoir; self pub]
Unplugged: How to Disconnect from Technology and Reconnect with Each Other – Dr Kristen Hobby [personal dev; self pub]
What is Love? – Gail Shine [women’s fiction; IP]
Magnus Nights – Bryn Smith [speculative fiction novel; Hawkeye Books]
Cans for Change – Lawrey Goodrick [junior fiction; Hawkeye Books]
Original Sinner – Sharita Russell [adult fiction; self pub]
Welcome to Blackwood – Khaiah Thomson [novel; speculative fiction; Hawkeye]
What Does it Feel Like to be Born: A Memoir of Maternity Activism – Jodie Miller [memoir; social activism; Shawline]
Brothers of the Capucine – Rob McLaren [novel; historical fiction; self-pub]
Content Curator for Online Course: How to Get a Blackbelt in Writing – Aiki Flinthart [QWC]
Emigree – Jane Ireland [novel; Shawline]
We Are One – Lorelle Taylor [memoir; self help; self pub]
Healing Naturally: Anti-Inflammory Program – Andrea Richardson [nonfiction; health; self pub]
Sins of the Son – Christian Baines [novel; self pub]
Shaking Trees Abby Eaton Mystery Book 1 – Vicki Stevens [novel; self pub]
One in Six – John Saunders [memoir; child abuse; self pub]
Getting Used to Weird – Lorelle Taylor [spiritual; self pub]
Coming out of the Dark – Leah Bailey [personal development; self pub]
Brothers & Sisters: Coping with Grief & Loss – Barb Snook [self help; IP]
Hidden Courage: My Life as a Female Australian Soldier – Donna Bourke [memoir; InHouse]
Jimmy Longtail: An Australian Epic – Alex Blair [novel; historical fiction; InHouse]
Desert ANZACS: The Under-Told Story – Neil Dearberg [creative nonfiction; military history; IP]
Mermaids & Monsters – Meg Green [marine life photography; IP]
A Patchwork of Pink – Bev Arnold [memoir; breast cancer; Balboa]
The Hills of Mare Imbrium – Carleton Chinner [sci fi; Amazon]
The Sugar Doctor – Lois Shepheard [creative nonfiction; family history; IP]
Uriel’s Gift – Edward Spellman [memoir; Amazon]
The Frustrated Ambitions of Jack Funnybone – Tony De Ionno [novel; InHouse]
Along My Way – Harold Hunt OAM [memoir; Indigenous; IP]
Thrum – Pete Lans [novel; self pub; 2nd ed. edit]
Seen & Unseen: A Century of Stories from Asia & the Pacific – Russell Darnley OAM [memoir; historical; IP]
Courage: Walking the Path of Grief after the Loss of a Child – Karen Lang [memoir; InHouse]
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary – Warren Young [HNF; InHouse]
Creatures of Eve (The Eve Continuum) Book I: Emily – Storm JK [novel; self pub]
When the Birds Stop Singing – Margaret Stewart [novel; Amazon]
The Copyart Murders – Geoffrey Gates [novel; IP]
Cassowary Hill – David de Vaux [novel; IP]
A Place to Read – Michael Cohen [essay collection; IP]
Killing Adonis – J.M. Donellan [novel, Pantera]
Kafiristan – Ross Howard [novel; IP]
Enzam & the Just Prince – Erica Bell [historical fiction; novel; Amazon]
Compulsion to Kill: The Surprising Story of Australia’s Earliest Serial Killers – Robert Cox [historical creative nonfiction; IP]
Black Macintosh to Gold – Lois Shepheard [creative nonfiction; migrant/family history; IP]
Art from Adversity: Life with Bipolar – Anne Therese Naylor [memoir; psychology; IP]
The Beast Without – Christian Baines [spec fic novel; IP]
Sawdust – Deborah Kay, Barry Levy [memoir; child abuse; IP]
You Only Want Me for My Mind & Other Bedtime Stories – John Rynn, John Corrigan [memoir; disability; IP]
Ashes to Ashes – John Biggs [novel; IP]
Yellowcake Summer – Guy Salvidge [dystopian fic novel; IP]
Shadows in Paradise – Carolann Dowding [memoir; IP]
Sexual Abuse Survivor’s Handbook – John Saunders [nonfiction; child abuse; IP]
It’s a Jungle – Dr Brenda Heyworth [nonfiction; child psych; self pub]
The Rag Boiler’s Daughter – Lois Shepheard [historical creative nonfiction; migrant/family; IP]
Shadow Patterns – Daphne Tuttle [novel; thriller; IP]
The Terrorist – Barry Levy [novel; IP]
Frenchmans Cap: Story of a Mountain – Simon Kleinig [historical creative nonfiction; IP]
Blood – Peter Kay [novel; IP]
The Ruby Bottle – Janet Reid [young adult novel; IP]
Paradise Rediscovered: The Roots of Civilisation, Vol. I and II – Michael Cahill [historical nonfiction; IP]
The Road to Goonong – David Cox [picture book; Allen & Unwin] [as mentor]
Profiling Leadership Discipline – Ian Corner [nonfiction business; IP]
Shades of Exodus – Barry Levy [novel; IP]
Yellowcake Springs – Guy Salvidge [dystopian fic novel; IP]
Stop Not Until the Goal is Reached – Greg Bourke [creative nonfiction; biography; city planning; self pub]
A Penny in Time – Anna Bartlett [young adult novel; IP]
Big River Little Fish – Belinda Jeffery [novel; UQP]
Enter the Queen – Marquise de Sade [novel; erotica; IP]
Memento Mori – Dr Daniel King [short story collection; IP]
The Importance of Being Cool – Olwyn Conrau [memoir; IP]
Harry Potter Power – Dr JA Sykley [nonfiction; psychology, YA; IP]
The Cane Basket – Lita Russell [novel; self pub]
A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India – Josh Donellan [novel; IP]
Sacrifice – Lisa Saul [novel; fantasy; IP]
Wobbles: An Olympic Story – Nadine Neumann [memoir; Olympics; IP]
Hitching Oz – T & S Sykes [creative nonfiction; travel essay collection; IP]
The Australian Dream and $1 Properties – Peter Huang [nonfiction; IP]
Willow Farrington Bites Back – Rebecca Bloomer [young adult novel; IP]
As If! – Barry Levy [novel; youth homelessness; IP]
The Umbilical Word – Darren Groth [novel; IP]
The Voyage of the Schuckenoor – Dr Erica Bell [novel; historical fiction; IP]
Over My Dead Body – Jim Briggenshaw [novel; historical fiction; IP]
Bloodline Alliance – Lisa Saul [novel; fantasy; IP]
Put the Billy On – Ann Jones [historical; memoir; IP]
Blood & Guts – Gloria Burley [memoir; healthcare; IP]
Primary Instinct – David Reiter [novel; IP]
Jason Chen and the Time Banana – Duncan Richardson [junior fiction; IP]
The Buggerum Intrigue – Paul Sterling [novel; IP]
Easter at Tobruk – Michael O’Sullivan [novel; IP]
Backburning – Slyvia Petter [short story collection; IP]
A Few Drops Short of a Pint – Chris Dowding [creative nonfiction; travel memoir; IP]
Ivan: from Adriatic to Pacific – Coral Petkovich [nonfiction; bio; migrant/family; IP]
The Biggest Ever Mining Swindle in the Colonies – John Peach [historical nonfiction; IP]
House of Given – Bill Collopy [novel; IP]
Terania Creek: The Rainforest Wars – Dr Nigel Turvey [creative nonfiction; historical; environmental; IP]
No Middle Name – Tilly Brasch [memoir; mental health; IP]
A Ticket to Perpetual Locomotion – Geoffrey Gates [novel; IP]
Secret Writing – Michael O’Sullivan [novel; IP]
The Dispossessed – Andrew Landsdown [short story collection; IP]