Our Facilitators

Local CQ Authors Sue-Ellen Pashley and Linda (L.J.) Higgins share a passion for sharing their love of writing and reading with others. Both authors hold a current Blue Card for working with children.

Sue-Ellen Pashley

A writer of copious amounts of words – just because if they didn’t come out, she’s sure they’d make her head explode – Sue-Ellen is an international author with four published stories: Aquila, When Henry Met Gina, Streamer and Goddess Games. Her children’s picture book, The Jacket, will be released in 2019. From being an avid reader and writer as a child to studying literature at university, she’s always loved the written word and where it can transport her.

In her ‘other’ life, Sue-Ellen is a social worker and lives in Central Queensland (where she was born and bred, for the most part!) with her ever-patient family and a menagerie of animals, including snakes, turtles, lizards, dogs and fish. She’s an eternal optimist who enjoys making things difficult for her protagonists but loves a happy ending.

Sue-Ellen has developed and facilitated a number of workshops for children, youth and adults.

Sue-Ellen loves to share the joy of writing with anyone who’s happy to listen and has delivered a number of workshops for children, teenagers and adults. From exploring what an author does, to the art of creating compelling characters and worlds, there’s a workshop for everyone (and if not, we’re happy to write it!)

Find Sue-Ellen Pashelys books on her website: www.sueellenpashley.com


Linda (L.J.) Higgins

Linda (L.J) Higgins was born and raised in Gladstone, Queensland. She currently resides in Calliope with her husband, son, and daughter where she spends her days creating and writing new stories.

Linda published her debut novel Dawn of the Dreamer in 2015 and has since gone on to publish another eight books with more to come. She writes young adult fiction with an intriguing twist. Stories that make you question the world around you and make you think ‘what if?’

Always fascinated by  what the future might hold, the advances in technology, conspiracies, and what they might mean for the human race, Linda enjoys creating stories that explore these ideas. She creates believable futures, throws in characters you can relate to, and weaves them into fast paced stories you can’t put down.

Along with her passion for writing she also enjoys helping people reach their dreams and goals, sharing her love of writing and reading with others by inspiring them to put pen to paper and write. Linda has delivered a number of adult workshops and has also created a local writers group which includes writers who are just starting out to published authors.

Find L.J. Higgins books on her website: www.ljhiggins.com 


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