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 https://lowerview.com .

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.  

Mocco Wollert's poem Rain Sonnet was published in the Autumn 2017 issue of Mia Mia: Anglican Mothers Union Australia magazine.

Rae White's poem tweets i never published was featured in Cordite Poetry Review Issue 57.0: Confession. Rae's poem blizzards expected throughout the week was published in Woolf Pack Issue 8.

Sandra Watkins has had her second article, a debate piece about allowing cattle into Australia's high country, accepted by The School Magazine.

Claire Austin's romance novel The Blue Triangle will be published by Luminosity Publishing UK in late May.

Helen Stubbs' short story Uncontainable, published in Apex Magazine, has received an honourable mention in the Australian Shadows Awards, 2016.

Fiona Robertson's short story Christmas Party was published on Kill Your Darlings in February, 2017. Her short story Tender-Hearted was shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Contest.

Lynne Lumsden Green will be a presenting on the topic of Australian Steampunk Authors at CapriCon: Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention in Rockhampton this April.

Roz Glazebrook has had eighteen articles published in Weekend Notes online since December, 2016.

Andrea Baldwin's short memoir Occasionally, A Stranger to Watch the Stars With has been published in the Autumn edition of Meanjin.

Frances Isaac's latest novel Isabel was published in England and released in January, 2017.

Ben Hobson's novel To Become a Whale will be published by Allen & Unwin, to be released in June 2017.

MJT Meijer's book Disregard will be published in eBook and paperback by Crimson Cloak Publishing for world-wide release.

John Ahern’s travel memoir On The Road…With Kids, the winner of the Qld People’s Choice Book of the Year 2015, is to be released in the USA by Trafalgar Square Publishing in May. Movie rights for On The Road…With Kids have recently been purchased by Aquarius Films.

Jane Smith's book Shoot-out at the Rock, the first in her children's historical fiction series Tommy Bell the Bushranger Boy, has been listed in the Children's Book Council of Australia's Notables for 2017.

Mocco Wollert's poem Harem - A Fantasy was published in the March edition of SCOPE, and her two poems City Tree and Brisbane were published in the March edition of The Australia Times. Mocco's poem Nonet - Eaglehawk won second prize in the poetry category of the 2017 Mulga Bill Writing Award at the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival.

June Perkins will present at this year's Sandcliffe Writers Festival on the 29th of April. June has also had four of her poems featured on the Australian Children's Poetry blog: The Arts Class, Outback Afternoon, The Caterpillar's Song and First Day.

Ian Grace has published his debut novel Kill Radius as an eBook and in paperback, available through Amazon.