President: Gavin Fisher
Treasurer: Janet Lawless
Secretary: Louisa Wright
Membership Secretary: Louisa Wright
Competition Coordinator: Noela Cowell
Newsletter Editor: Noela Cowell
Webmaster: Jeannie Barker
General Members: Elena Ornig, Andrew McDermott
Emeritus President: Angelika Heurich
Read more about some of our committee members
Jeannie Barker – Webmaster
Her experience in web design and development, graphic design, marketing, eBook publishing, editing, training and project management serve her well on the committee. Jeannie enjoyed two years as President of the association (2009-2009) and was awarded the Andrew McDermott Annual Achievement Award in September 2011.
Jeannie has published several non-fiction eBooks and has had articles published in national magazines.
Gavin Fisher – President
Gavin was born in South Africa. He studied there and worked as an Architect and Project Manager before relocating to New Zealand where he lived for 7 years with his wife and two daughters.
He also enlisted as a volunteer paramedic for several years and served with the National Sea Rescue Institute on numerous rescue missions. Other interests include flying and scuba diving.
Gavin now resides on the Gold Coast with his wife Caroline and currently works for an award-winning construction company as a Contracts Administrator.
Gavin’s début novel Colour of Greed is due to be launched early 2011. He is currently working on his next project.
Favourite Quote: Fiction [fik-shuhn] A literary work that avoids letting the truth get in the way of a good story.
Angelika Heurich – Emeritus President
Angelika has experience in various forms of writing, including blogging, articles for a local newspaper, as well as magazines and newsletters. Her personal journalling is the foundation of the book she ﬁrst envisaged a number of years ago. However, there are other books also waiting to be created, and these may well take precedence, as she gains experience and practice wisdom.
In 2013, Angelika decided to bring mainstream qualiﬁcations into her holistic work, choosing to attend university for the ﬁrst time. Undertaking a three year Bachelor of Social Welfare degree at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, is proving to be both exciting and challenging. It brings with it the skill of writing from an academic perspective and opens a new approach to the art, as well as broadening her view of the world.
A member of the Gold Coast Writersʼ Association (GCWA) since 2005, Angelika has been on the committee since 2006. In 2011 Angelika was honoured with life membership for her services to the GCWA. Entrusted with the role of President for a second time, Angelika looks forward to working with a great team. The committee is not only focussed on expanding horizons for the GCWA, but also on building community partnerships and developing the Gold Coast Writers Festival.
Louisa Wright – Secretary & Membership Secretary
Louisa Wright was born in the UK and migrated to Australia as a single woman almost two years ago. Having always wanted to write a book one day; Australia inspired Louisa to follow her dream and she joined a Creative Writing class at the local TAFE. Louisa made some friends also fellow writers and she began to write her memoir titled Rollercoaster the ride to OZ about her amazing journey both personally and physically to Australia.
Louisa would also like to write her biography then also look at writing in the romance/erotica genre inspired by Fifty shades??!!
Louisa is a qualified trainer and assessor in Business and Information Technology and has worked in vocational education for the last 15 years and currently works for a local training company on the Gold Coast.