Thursday, 6 February 2020

Changes to the Christian Writers Downunder Admin Team

The dawning of 2020 will bring some changes to our hard-working team, including the stepping down of Paula Vince after almost 5 years on the job. 

Here is what she has to say.

"Being on the CWD Admin team has been a varied and interesting role which I'll always remember with happy nostalgia. I've been among the first to welcome newbies, read a countless number of encouraging blog posts, helped introduce new discussion points, and seen the increase of hundreds of new members. I've also seen authors, illustrators, editors, proof-readers and publishers connected with those whose skills they're seeking. We on the team are always delighted to see new friendships and working bonds form which wouldn't have been possible without the forum we help facilitate.

However, we all know life is full of different seasons. Halfway through last year I entered a new one as a student working toward a Master of Divinity. The workload is proving to be intense enough that a non-multi-tasker like myself will need to apply special focus. As I've never been great at spreading myself too thin, early 2020 seemed the perfect time to assess the limit I can manage.

Stepping down from the team sure doesn't mean leaving Christian Writers Downunder altogether. I'll always be a member who looks forward to staying abreast of what's going on. I'll definitely keep my eye on the blog and Facebook page. And I know that under the capable hands of Jeanette, Mazzy, Sue and Kirsten, the Admin team will go from strength to strength."

Over the course of 20 years, Paula has written nine novels, including contemporary drama for the New Adult market, a fantasy adventure trilogy, and Australia's first and only collaborated Christian novel, with three other ladies. She's currently working (slowly) on a biographical novel about her grandfather, who was a champion South Australian boxer, as well as studying at Tabor College. She hopes to venture into writing non-fiction at some stage.      

Thanks Paula. We have appreciated your wisdom, grace and dedication over the last five years we will miss you on the team. All the best for your Master of Divinity studies and the blessings and ministry that God has in store for you. 

The CWD Admin Team

Jeanette spun tales in the world of Nardva from the age of eight. She enjoys writing fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and editing. 

Her Nardvan stories span continents, millennia and cultures. Some involve shapeshifters and magic. Others include space stations and cyborgs. She has published over forty stories and poems including Akrad's Children (Book 1 of the Akrad's Legacy series) & the 5 book Under the Mountain series. 

Jeanette lives in Brisbane with her husband and children.

Susan J Bruce, aka Sue Jeffrey, spent her childhood reading, drawing, and collecting stray animals. Now she’s grown up, she does the same kinds of things. Susan has worked for many years as a veterinarian, and writes stories filled with themes of suspense, adventure, romance and overcoming. Susan also loves to paint animals. Susan won the ‘Short’ section of the inaugural Stories of Life writing competition and won the 'Unpublished Manuscript' section of the 2018 Caleb prize. Susan is the editor of 'If They Could Talk: Bible Stories Told By the Animals' (Morning Star Publishing) and her stories and poems have appeared in multiple anthologies. Her e-book, 'Ruthless The Killer: A Short Story' is available on You can check out some of Susan’s art work on her website .

Kirsten (aka K.A. Hart) is a born and bred Territorian who moved to Queensland and had no choice but to stay after her assimilation into the Toowoomba's infamous, collective known as Quirky Quills.

Since then, K.A. Hart has had two short stories published. Stone Bearer, appears in Glimpses of Light and Tedious Tresses, in the As Time Goes By Mixed Blessings anthology. She is currently writing a fantasy trilogy.

Mazzy Adams is a published author of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. She has a passion for words, pictures and the positive potential in people.



  1. Thank you for your contribution on the admin team Paula! Wishing you all the very best in your study endeavours too! ❤️❤️

  2. Blessings on your studies Paula. May this be a great season for you. ❤️

    1. Thank you, Jo. So far, so good. I'm looking forward to the studies this year.

  3. Thanks so much, Paula, for your involvement with CWD and your faithfulness as a writer over so many years. God bless you as you study for your Master of Divinity--may it be as fulfilling for you as my own studies in that area were. And may that non-fiction work of yours come to fruition one day too!

    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne, I enjoyed my first semester there last year, at the second half of the year. It's nice to be encouraged by someone who's done the same.