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Meet the Team

Behind Ford Street Publishing

Meet the dedicated team of writing, editing and marketing experts behind the Ford Street Publishing brand.

  • Paul Collins

    Director

    Paul began his publishing career in 1974. He published Australia’s first fantasy novels a decade before the major publishers had fantasy lines. He has written around 140 books and a similar amount of short stories and edited around eighty anthologies. He has received both the A Bertram Chandler and the inaugural Peter McNamara awards for life time achievement in Australian science fiction.
  • Abigail Cini

    editorial assistant

    Abigail Cini is an editorial assistant. Abigail is interested in editing children’s and young adult fiction and non-fiction, and her favourite book is The Princess Bride. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Publishing and Communications. In her free time, Abigail likes to bake, go to the cinemas and explore walking trails.
  • Robyn Donoghue

    editor

    Robyn was a VCE Maths and English tutor before working in primary schools, where she has spent over twenty years running library and IT departments. She has organised numerous book fairs, literary festivals, seminars and workshops as well as edited a number of Ford Street titles.
  • Gemma Dean-Furlong

    eBook manager

    Gemma Dean-Furlong started with Ford Street eight years ago, and continues to manage the ever-growing eBook list – and to show up at FS’s fantastic events for the snacks and chats. She is currently a freelance editor specialising in children’s, YA and adult fiction, and also works in academic publishing.
  • Nan McNab

    Editor

    Nan was Senior Editor at Oxford University Press before she began freelancing. She’s worked for most major publishers and with some of Australia’s finest writers, editing both fiction and non-fiction for adults, young adults and children. Nan has also written and contributed to thirty or so books of fiction and non-fiction. She loves natural history, dogs, birdwatching, walking in the bush and on the beach.
  • Stella Black

    Editorial Intern

    Stella Black is an intern at Ford Street Publishing who assists with editorial duties. She enjoys reading young adult books and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Theatre Studies and Creative Writing, at the University of Melbourne.