February Monthly Meeting (online) is 17 February 2023MORE
February Monthly Meeting (online) is 17 February 2023MORE
February Monthly Meeting (online) is 17 February 2023MORE
February Monthly Meeting (online) is 17 February 2023MORE

Nanice Leggas

Owing to my parents’ unusual careers, I had lived in at least 20 different houses in NSW, WA and Victoria, and attended at least 10 different schools, by the time I was 20 years old.  Then I married, settled in Melbourne, and had two sons. My writing career included a very brief stint in journalism. My interest in writing for children began during my work as a children’s librarian. As a mature age student I gained my BA (Professional Writing) and Grad. Dip. Psych. 

In recent years I have been writing and self-publishing family memoirs as gifts for my family, and have completed about twenty books. I have also been illustrating some of my own children’s books. 

My sister is Trudy Oldaker, a past president of the SWW Vic. I have been a member of the SWW Vic since the early 1980s, and am also a member of the Eve Fortune Writer’s Group, who are SWW Vic. members. 


Children's fiction: The Giant and the Watchmaker's Wife, 1989/1991, McMillan Education (Aust); Simon & Schuster (USA & Canada)

The Willowisps, 1984 Kangaroo Press

Fishy Business at Fairy Bay, 1998/2000, McMillan Education (Aust) Crackers!

Children’s stories in: NSW School Magazine, Animal Tales USA, Vic School Magazine Explore, Quark Magazine, New Idea.

Short stories in: Sparx, Reid's Magazine, Free Spirited, Accolades and Jelly Beans, Tamba Magazine. 

Articles in: Single Life, Free Spirited, The Australian Rationalist, Lot's Wife, and 100+ articles in Eastern Post Gazette, Seymour Telegraph.


Short story awards: Margaret Hazzard Award, Anne Barret Award, plus various prizes in other short story competitions.

Poetry, including competition prizes: Open Door, (Monash University); Sunraysia FAW competition; Eve Fortune: The Writer's Workshop; Western Highlands Literary Comp.

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