ORIGIN: Born 28 January 1952 in Graaff Reinet.
EDUCATION: University of Westminster, London – 1990 – 1994 - BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice. Stellenbosch Business School – 1994 – 1995 - Certificate in Strategic Management. Julius Fucick School of Journalism, Prague – 1984 - Certificate in Journalism.
WORK EXPERIENCE: South African national government departments – Intelligence Services, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs/DIRCO. Former Ambassador to Algeria.
Is currently a non-executive board member of a number of companies.
Impressions of my Hometown Rhafu: A Photographic Book; Children from Exile and Other Stories; The Sahrawis: A Photographic Book; I Will Write This Story; Camdeboo Stories.
SUSAN RAE FOX
Susan Rae Fox began her career in magazine journalism and during this three-year period also wrote many short stories syndicated to popular women’s UK magazines.
After being offered a position as copywriter, she joined Paton Tupper Associates, a large and successful Durban-based agency where she spent twenty-nine years, progressing from copywriter to Creative Director and ultimately Managing Director.
She retired at the age of fifty-six and now live with her husband and four dogs in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape where she happily and gratefully pursue her long-held dream of writing fiction.
So far,she published 4 books.
Her first two novels were published in the UK by the London-based publisher: Austin & Macauley. These are: The St Jude Chronicles 1 :‘Beneath the Surface’ and ‘The St Jude Chronicles 2: ‘Going Under’.
Her next novel, ‘Unravelling’ was published by Porcupine Press in 2014.
Her latest novel, ‘Where the Truth Lies’ has just been launched and was published in Cape Town by Quickfox Publishers.
BARTLE “BART” LOGIE
Bartle “Bart” Logie is a retired teacher and former headmaster of Woodridge Preparatory School near Thornhill in the Eastern Cape and now lives in St Francis Bay.
Bart’s nine books on various regions of the eastern and western Cape are a unique combination of travelogue, local history documentary, and fireside story, all told in a free-flowing, easy-to-read and relaxed style. His approach combines meticulous research with hands-on, personal experience of the places and people he describes.
Together with his wife, Caryl, a keen botanist, he has been involved – when not writing or travelling – in a variety of projects connected with the preservation of biodiversity in the Eastern Cape. Bart and Caryl have probably logged more kilometres, both on foot and by car, since he retired, than most people do in a lifetime!
Bart’s books include: Governor’s Travels (1999); Traveller’s Joy (2001); Two for the Road (2003); Water in the Wilderness (2006); Dusty Road to Long Ago (2008); Sundays – Tales from a Winding River (2011); Boots in the Baviaans (2013); Tales from an Unmapped Country (2016); Toasted Marshmallows and Obies (2018).
FRANK NUNAN/WRITE-ON PUBLISHING
Frank Nunan is the founder of St Francis Bay publishing facilitator Write-On Publishing. He is a journalist and editor by profession, having begun his career working on The Chronicle (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), The Star and The Sunday Times newspapers. He has edited numerous magazines, including technical and travel journals, both print and online.
He launched SA Catholic Online Books in 2014, when he perceived a need to provide a platform for Catholic authors in South Africa to get their books into print, and followed up with the launch of Write-On Publishing in 2016 to cater to the secular market.
While he publishes books under these imprints, he is not a publisher in the traditional sense but prefers the term “publishing facilitator” as he sees his function as assisting authors who wish to self-publish to produce high-quality books, both from an English language and technical perspective.
Services include proofreading, editing, design, layout and typesetting and print facilitation.