Hawkeye offers expert workshops and presentations by our authors, illustrators, editors and publisher – see our flyer below outlining our speakers + their topics.

We also offer tailored speaker panel line-ups, and hosts, to festivals, events and organisations. Please direct enquiries to Director Hawkeye Publishing, Carolyn Martinez, through our contact form. Popular topics: Pathways to Publication, Life after Securing a Publishing Contract, Tips from Competition Judges, How I Got My Agent/Publisher, What I Learnt Writing My Novel, Working with a Professional Editor, In Conversation with Hawkeye Publishing.

When suited, our speakers’ engagements are supported by Hawkeye media to reach a wider audience.

Our speakers can appear over Zoom, in-person within reasonable driving distance of the speaker’s home district, or Australia-wide in-person if your company elects to pay the presenter’s travel and accommodation.

Flyer describing Hawkeye’s available speakers and topics.


Carolyn Martinez

‘Carolyn was very knowledgeable and generous with the level of detail she gave about publishing. She even gave us contacts and specific tools to use. The session went over time because people asked so many questions. She invited people to leave if they had to go, but nearly everyone stayed until the end.’ Jean.

‘I attended Carolyn Martinez’s Show Not Tell course at Redcliffe. It was hands down the best writing course I’ve been to at a library.’ Tom.

Lauren Daniels

‘Writing Short Stories with Lauren Daniels was fantastic. Dense with theory, all very skilfully put together to provide a comprehensive, but also accessible, course. I have learned so much that will inform not just my short stories, but all of my writing.’

‘I am gobsmacked to have received so much useful information in such a usable fashion. This is one fantastic workshop. You have started the year with a bang! Please pass on to Lauren my heartfelt thanks for her work and for presenting to us. There are so many things I now know that I need to incorporate into my short stories and into my  novel,’ Cheers, Jan.

‘Writing Short Stories Workshop with Lauren Daniels – you really get your money’s worth from this workshop. Lauren is a charismatic presenter and the material is up to date and on point. Recommended for both experienced and inexperienced writers.’

Gabriella Kelly-Davies

‘I very much enjoyed listening to Gabriella Kelly-Davies giving a talk on “Writing Your Life Story” on a Webinar for CCBN recently. Gabriella is a delightful presenter in personality and person who presents in a warm and relaxed manner. The talk was at a good pace and presented with clear visual summaries to highlight the points being spoken about. The content was not cluttered with technicalities but given in good everyday encouraging language which would motivate the listener. I would be glad to know of any future presentations and would tune in,’ Rosemary Christmas.

‘I’ve never heard so much inspiration in an hour,’ Gerald Christmas.

‘I am the speaker coordinator for Mosman Rotary. Gabriella spoke at one of our meetings. She is an interesting speaker who connects well with her audience and engages them in her topic. She is very passionate in delivering her message. Her talk was easy to understand and relatable to all. I highly recommend her as a speaker,’ Elizabeth Alderson.

Kyle Tweed

‘That was amazing!’ – from a 9-year-old who attended a Zoom Learn to Draw with Illustrator.

Julie Miller

Julie was an inspirational speaker for the senior students to hear from. They were engaged in listening to her story of how she became an author, her sample texts and images she shared, as well a hearing about her ways of working. Julie delivered a professional presentation, with microphone, visuals, QR codes and texts available to view. The students then moved into a ‘workshop’ style part of the lesson, to create their own beginnings of a artwork for a competition for illustrators. All of my students were immediately drawing and sketching and benefitted from Julie’s grounding technique to overcome writers or artists’ block. I would highly recommend Julie as a guest speaker into an English, Literature or Arts classroom. Centenary State High School

Events: Guest Speakers Fee Structure

Booking Fee: $100 per session.
Presenters with 5+ years industry experience: $100/hr or $75/half/hr
Our expert panelists: Australian Society of Authors (ASA) rates.

Media Enquiries

Direct enquiries to Carolyn Martinez here.