Pamela Jeffs' short story 'Cards and Steel Hearts' has been published in the Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier anthology by Falstaff Books.

Mocco Wollert's poems Friendship and Glass Pane were published in the June edition of Positive Words, and her article Do they ring the bell at lunchtime was published in the June edition of Your Time.

Lindsay Boyd's essay One Hit (No) Wonder Versus One Hit but Impressive has been published online by Litro Magazine.

Wayne Mortensen's action thriller Eight has been ranked #1 on several of Amazon's bestseller eBook lists. These include the War & Military list in the US, the Thriller & Suspense and Supernatural lists in Canada, and the Horror bestseller list in Australia.

Tara East's short story Haunted was published in volume 21 of Text Journal.

Marisa Parker's Goodbye to Italia was awarded an indieBRAG (Book Readers Appreciation Group) medallion.

Lindsay Boyd's story The Passenger has been published in Issue 31 of Gold Dust Literary Magazine.

Lauren Loos' debut women's fiction novel Perfect Lives will be released on 29 June 2017, available through Amazon.

Judith Powell has been awarded a QANZAC fellowship from the State Library of Queensland to work on a series of crime novels set in Brisbane during World War Two.

Shelley Russell Nolan's urban fantasy Dark Justice will be published by Odyssey Books in mid-2018.

Tony Pritchard has released Paddling Down the Darling, published by MoshPit Publishing.

Cathy McLennan's Saltwater, published by University of Queensland Press, was shortlisted for the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year in the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).

Karenlee Thompson will launch her collection of short fictions Flame Tip as part of a double book launch event at Avid Reader from 6pm on Wednesday 28 June, 2017.

Karen Tyrrell will launch The Battle of Bug World, Song Bird 2 at Logan North Library on Saturday 24 June, at 11am.

Christine Stewart's short story Mates was selected for inclusion in The Outback vol. 2, a collection of short stories from the 2017 Outback Writers' Festival in Winton.

Brian Robertson has published his memoir A Gordon For Me with Ringwood Publishing about his time in the Gordon Highlanders Regiment during the Cyprus Emergency. More information is available at

Luise Manning has released her new children’s picture book Turtle Needs Help on World Turtle Day, 23 May 2017. This is available through her website

Victoria Carless is launching her debut young adult novel The Dream Walker at Avid Reader from 6:00pm on Thursday 29 June, 2017.

Pauline Sorensen has won the 2016-17 Stringybark Short Story Award with her story A Nice Boy. This will be published in an anthology of the same name, along with stories from other finalists.

Denise Neville writing as Neive Denis released Connections in April, and writing as Kayla Danoli released On the Way to Istanbul in May.

Anni Webster has been accepted into the HARDCOPY 2017 professional development program to develop her nonfiction manuscript Imagining Isabella. HARDCOPY is a special initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Kelly Mether's short story Wittenoom was Highly Commended in the 2017 Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize.

Sarah Williams has published her rural romance novel The Brothers of Brigadier Station with Serenade Publishing.

Mehran Rafiei's memoir A Persian Odyssey has been published by CreateSpace (Amazon).

Mocco Wollert's poem Golden Penda Autumn was published in the May issue of Positive Words.

Anna Daniels' debut romantic-comedy novel Girl in Between was published by Allen & Unwin and released in April, 2017.

Robin Storey has published her sixth book, the suspense noir fiction A Time for Penance, on Amazon in May 2017.

Robert Morris has co-edited and released the final edition of small packages, a pocket-size magazine including poetry, art work and interviews. Small packages, issue 12 was published in November 2016 and reprinted in March 2017.

Theresa Smith's fifth novel Lemongrass Bay will be released on 14 May, 2017. This novel was developed towards publication by Theresa as part of QWC's Year of the Edit program for 2016/17.

Karenlee Thompson was a finalist in the 2017 Tasmanian Writers' Prize for Alice ... Incomplete. Her short story will be included in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2017 to be launched in September.

Sandy Driessens has published her fourth children's book Butterfly Breeze, one of three winners in the Book Links Online Pop Up Butterflies in Brisbane Writing and Illustrating Competition. Written and illustrated by Sandy, Butterfly Breeze is inspired by the butterfly migration through Brisbane in November 2016.    

Mocco Wollert's Rain Sonnet has been published in the April edition of SCOPE.

Deputy Premier the Hon. Jacklyn (Jackie) Trad will launch Lesley Synge's Wharfie, a biography of Brisbane unionist and activist Wal Stubbings, at Avid Reader on 25 May, 2017. Lesley Synge is both co-author and publisher.

Rose Lane has been accepted into the HARDCOPY 2017  professional development program to develop her nonfiction manuscript In Search of Lo Monthang: a journey to the last Tibetan kingdom. HARDCOPY is a special initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Belinda Raposo has been accepted into the HARDCOPY 2017 professional development program to develop her nonfiction manuscript The House with the Columns. HARDCOPY is a special initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Jacki Ferro co-authored Rhonda Collard-Spratt's memoir Alice's Daughter: Lost Mission Child, which was published by Aboriginal Studies Press in April 2017. This book will be launched at Avid Reader on National Sorry Day, Friday 26 May 2017.

Chris Pearce's The Great Daylight Saving Time Controversy has been published by Australian eBook Publisher and is available at Amazon, Kobo, Apple and Google. This non-fiction eBook covers the origins of daylight savings time and the history of the scheme in each country that has used it.

Maggie Christensen has published her sixth novel, Champagne for Breakfast, a heart-warming story of second chances set in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.  

Michael Barry Henderson has completed a Masters in Communication (Creative Writing) at the University of the Sunshine Coast with a global warming catastrophe story titled Oceania 2084.  

Mocco Wollert's poem Heather, The Australian Pony was  published in the April issue of Positive Words.

Emma Mactaggart's fourth children's book Lily Fabourama Glamourama has won a Silver IPPY Award in the Best Children's Illustrated E-Book category, and was translated into Indonesian to be launched in June. Her fifth book Where is the True Ewe will be launched on Sunday 22 April, with an exhibition of its illustrations at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery until May. Where is the True Ewe is a picture book for adults, written in homage to Mem Fox's Where is the Green Sheep.

Lindsay Boyd's short story Walls has been published in the Lower View online journal at .

Betsy Roberts' first novel Summer Feet was published by Malua Publishing in December 2016 and is available in both print and eBook formats.

Jane Hutcheon's China Baby Love, a book about QWC member Linda Shum and her organisation COAT (Chinese Orphans Assistance Team), will be launched at Avid Reader on May 11 from 6:00pm.

Carmen Leigh Keates' poetry collection Meteorites, published by Whitmore Press, was reviewed by Simon West in the Weekend Australian.

In April, Susan Currie spoke on ABC Radio National's Ockham's Razor program about her recently published book A Prescription for Action: the life of Dr Janet Irwin. A transcript and audio file of the segment is available online.

Samantha Wheeler has published her fourth children's book Wombat Warriors with UQP.

Lenka Wagner has published her first children's book Tommy Learns a Lesson with Jabiru Publishing.

Veronica Cassiane published her first poetry chapbooks The Cake Shop & Other Morsels and Cosmos in 2016. The poems included mark a journey of hope, healing and recovery.

Celia Berrell, a member of Tropical Writers, has had five of her Science Rhymes published in different school textbooks around the world - firstly in Australia then Ireland, Canada, Malaysia and most recently India.