Our first featured author, Carolyn Martinez, is Brisbane based. She uses fiction and non-fiction to explore topical social issues from varying perspectives. ‘Inspiring IVF Stories’ was published in 2011 and ‘Finding Love Again’ in 2015. For a free sample of her writing, click here.

The former Editor/Owner of ‘The Westerner’ newspaper has a MA (Writing) and lists Stephen King and his book “On Writing” as one of the greatest influences in her career. Her first two books received excellent reviews.

She has a talent for nurturing people; hence the interviewees in her book make for honest and riveting reading.

Carolyn is a sought-after editor, public speaker, business communications advisor, and coach to authors.

She is the founder of Brisbane Book Authors, and a member of Queensland Society of Editors.

Early experiences of loss (her sister died young – a victim of crime) leave her with a passion for exploring social issues in the pursuit of truth, understanding and justice. Watch this space.


Hawkeye Publishing is excited to introduce Author Cate Sawyer and Illustrator Adriana Avellis! We will soon be launching their range of children’s picture books. See our books page for more information.