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Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE
Annual General Meeting of SWWV is 22 August 2024MORE
Winners of the 2024 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award announced!MORE

Breda (Bridget) Hertaeg

Breda Hertaeg is a retired general nurse and midwife who was born and raised in Dublin. She qualified in Ireland, before emigrating to Melbourne in the 1970s, where she married and raised a family.

Breda’s first short story was published in a popular women’s magazine many years ago. In recent times she has rediscovered her enjoyment of creative writing, and so far, six of her short stories have been accepted for publication in anthologies and magazines, proving it’s never too late to write.

Breda’s writing influences include Maeve Binchy, Frank McCourt, Ian McEwan, and Jennifer Worth (Call the Midwife.) She is currently working on a novel set in Dublin during the early 1970s, titled The Belfast Express.

Breda’s short stories accepted for publication,

  1. ‘Virtual Granny’, New Idea 1996.
  2. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘Ailish and the Phoneline’, published by Hawkeye, Sydney, Anthologies 2021 & 2022.
  3. ‘Loss of a Baby’ in Survival Anthology Hammond House 2020.
  4. ‘Learning to say goodbye the Dublin Way’ in AAWP, the Slow Canoe. 2021
  5. ‘Tea Leaves’, Microfiction. Writers Victoria Magazine, 2024
  6. ‘The Price of Beauty’, Commended by the 37th Best of Times short story competition, Wild Thoughts.
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