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Elaine Ouston

Elaine Ouston has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing. She is managing editor at Morris Publishing Australia and owns Gondor Writers' Centre which offers many services to authors interested in preparing for submission to publishers or self-publishing. She organises literary festivals for Australian Literary Festivals and Book Fairs and travels throughout Australia delivering talks and workshops to children and adults at schools, libraries, bookstores, literary festivals and writers groups.


Elaine has been published in The School Magazine and has many published children books. They include two chapter books, Lost in a Strange Land and The Bunyip in the Billabong, and a picture book called The Lost Shoes. Two books in the middle grade fantasy series, The Mystery of Nida Valley that contain Australian megafauna have been released and she is working on the third. The non-fiction book, Meet The Megafauna was released late last year. Her new release, Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon is the first book in a series of picture books that will feature two of the animals interacting, as they would have in the wild. This one features the marsupial lion and the diprotodon.