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Reece Pye

Reece Pye is an undergraduate student at Swinburne University, and enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time. He hopes to one day become a successfully published novelist, or else working in the field of journalism when he finally completes his degree in 2018.    

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Madeleine Reid

Madeleine is a Melbourne girl in her final year at Swinburne University doing a double degree in Business and Arts. Her majors are Marketing, Professional Writing and Editing. She joined Backstory and Other Terrains social media team in early 2018, and also contributes as a writer.

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N.L.King was born in Dublin, Ireland and now calls Australia home. Nadia is an author, blogger, and presenter.

Her debut book, Jenna’s Truth, is published by boutique small press, Serenity Press based in Western Australia.

‘Inspired by the real-life story of the late Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, this story puts a human face on cyberbullying…[and is] a deeply affecting, valuable story and educational tool.’ — Kirkus Reviews

Nadia enjoys writing contemporary young adult fiction and short fiction, and lives in Western Australia with her family.

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Christine Hill.

Christine Hill is a perinatal psychotherapist, midwife, and writer. Her essay, ‘ How could you do this to us?, was awarded the Writers Victoria 2017 Grace Marion Wilson Prize for non-fiction and was first published in The Victorian Writer (Oct/Nov 2017).

This essay ignited Issues five of Backstory and Other Terrain and our theme:


‘To be an artist means to never avert one’s eyes’ ~ Akira Kurosawa.