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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


    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.
  • Nan McNab


    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.
  • Abigail Cini

    Editorial Dept.

    Abigail freelances in Ford Street Publishing's editorial department. Her favourite book is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. 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.
  • Stella Black

    Editorial Dept.

    Stella freelances in Ford Street’s editorial department. 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.
  • Terrie Saunders

    Editorial and Virtual PA

    Terrie has a background passion for poetry and the fantasy and science fiction genres. She has spent most of her life in and around the fringes of the publishing industry. While not attending to her duties at Ford Street, she enjoys tennis and basketball. Her current Netflix fav is Money Heist.
  • Sezer Tamcakir

    Editorial Dept.

    Sezer is in editorial at Ford St and has recently completed his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Victoria University. In his time off he enjoys reading, spending time with his dog Ramsay, and reviewing movies on his YouTube channel.
  • Olivia Jay

    Editorial Dept.

    Olivia freelances in Ford Street's editorial department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and Ancient World Studies, and a Master of Publishing and Communications from the University of Melbourne. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and hiking in places that look like Middle Earth.
  • Katrina Burge

    Editorial Dept.

    Katrina is a word nerd and punctuation enthusiast. She has an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University and freelances in Ford Street's editorial department. When not reading or writing, she loves playing video games, playing bass and hiking (not all at once, though).
  • Min Dean

    Digital & Web Services Dept.

    Min freelances in Ford Street's digital and web services department. She's been a web developer for nearly 15 years and has a Cert IV in Information Technology majoring in Multimedia. Min looks after the Ford Street Publishing and Creative Net Speakers websites and undertakes a variety of other digital and marketing tasks ranging from newsletter publication to submission of eBooks to online sellers. When not coding, Min can be found with a coffee in hand, running around with her vivacious 6-year-old son.