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"G'day, I'm Wendy Laing...I'm what Aussies call a "Jill of all Trades" having been a teacher, curriculum consultant, travel consultant, international airline employee, professional dog trainer, now full time writer. I've obtained my Master of Arts post grad degree.


My Masters thesis was: 'Severance Packages: A crime / paranormal novel and Exegesis focussing on the for Electronic & Digital Publication of Creative Writing '

The major influence on my creative side was my mother, who took me to nearly every concert and live play or theatre performance available as a kid. She also introduced me to music - I learned classical piano for over 20 years - and of course my art and writing by encouraging reading and allowing me to constantly tell or write stories from my vivid imagination. My father encouraged my academic achievements, which helped me to obtain my teaching diploma and Degree. He taught me the self discipline needed to achieve my dream of becoming what I wanted to be. Both nearly 'Fainted' when I left teaching for the glamour of travel! My varied career path has helped to give me a very broad outlook on life which reflects in the flexibility and variety of genres in my writing."

Birth Place: Melbourne,  Australia

Accomplishments: "Master of Arts, Victoria University: with a project & thesis: Severance Packages: a crime/paranormal novel and exegesis focussing on the electronic and digital publication of creative writing.

Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University. Majors: Professional Writing & Communications; minor: Literary studies.

Dip T(Primary)

Full member of FAW (Fellowship of Australian Writers)and member of VWC (Victoria Writers Centre)Member of 'Sisters in Crime'"


Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost - E-book audio & print book by Wendy Laing
A children's adventure story about a ghost, who takes them on virtual trips back in time though a magic time tunnel....

Price: $3.99 (eBook)
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Mirror, Mirror... E-book download / print book by Wendy Laing
Co-authored by Dianne Dalziel & Wendy Laing under the pen name, Dalziel Laing, “Mirror Mirror…” is a mystery story with two parallel tales. One tale covers a century, the other one week....

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Mind's Eye - the imagery of remembered scenes E-Book by Wendy Laing
Poetic images of childhood, pets, and 'things' remembered and life in general....

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Under the Coolabah Tree by Wendy Laing
Fun, sometimes rowdy and always delightfully full of Australian colour. a collection of Australian Bush poems....

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Flowers from the Grave - audio book download mp3 by Wendy Laing
Is this stranger really a ghost? Is he a friend to Inspector Jane Doe or is she about to be his next victim?...

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Under the Coolabah Tree - Audio Book by Wendy Laing
Australian bush poetry - sometime bawdy, but alway fun, written in the traditional lyrical Oz bush verse style....

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Flowers from the Grave - E-book print & audio download by Wendy Laing
The first in the Inspector Jane Doe adult mystery/paranormal series. Inspector Jane Doe, head of Melbourne Homicide is staying in an isolated cliff top cottage. She's recovering from near fatal head injuries received from a serial killer. Ryan O'Byrne a stranger on the beach befriends her. Jane's idyllic sojourn turns into a nightmare. Who is sending her flowers with threatening notes at...

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Severance Packages Ebook, print & audio by Wendy Laing
The second book in the popular Inspector Jane Doe mystery/paranormal series. The story is set in Sunbury, Victoria Australia. Jane Doe is once again faced with the prospect of dealing with a serial killer after the grizzly discovery of a dismembered body at the local winery - then another at the tip... Who knows how many more will be found... ...

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Under the Coolabah Tree - second edition by Wendy Laing
The second edition of the audio book of Australian bush poetry with ten new poems....

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Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost - e-book & audio download by Wendy Laing
Delightfully narrated by Amy Howard Wilson. Follow the adventures of AAron & Gracie as they travel through time with the Ghost of Cap'n Angus!...

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Cock of the Walk - Ebook, print & audio download by Wendy Laing
A retired MP is found dead in his spa. Is it an accident, or murder? This intriguing mystery is set in Wendy's home town of Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, amongst the surrounding vineyards of the Sunbury Wine region featuring Detective Inspector Andy McNab....

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Sir Henry, the Knight in Space Audio download by Wendy Laing
Sir Henry, and Engish Knight's ghost is accidentally beamed up into a spaceship in the year 3000AD!...

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Short Stories

Washed Up!
 by Wendy Laing
A humourous look at washing and ironing of family clothes, from a woman's point of view. ...

The Ticket
 by Wendy Laing
A story about a tramp, riches to rags to riches and a fateful lottery ticket....

The Lowlander
 by Wendy Laing
Charlie's first day in boarding school, in the highlands of Scotland....

 by Wendy Laing
After all the years, I was reunited with my old faithful friend. The memories flooded back.......

Barbie Doll
 by Wendy Laing
A hard-boiled fiction style short story about a 'Barbie Doll' victim. Why was this woman killed?...

Hettie, the Hearse
 by Wendy Laing
A tongue-in-cheek journalistic story about the adventure of a hearse....

 by Wendy Laing
Ponytails are cute, but to the handsome stranger they are objects of desire and death!...


Father Mine
 by Wendy Laing
A sequence of thoughts about my 89 year old father, written not long before he died in December 2000...


Writing memorable characters!
 by Wendy Laing
As a teacher, I still tutor kids in English, essay writing, and writing in general, so I thought I might share some of the writing skills I have learned through my Uni studies etc. Let me know if you ...


New audio book downloads
 by Wendy Laing
Wendy Laing's mystery books now available in MP3 downloads...

Wendy Laing's mysteries now in large print paperback
 by Wendy Laing
Australian author Wendy Laing's popular 'Flowers from the Grave', 'Severance Packages' and 'Cock of the Walk' are now available in large print paperback worldwide!...

Half price Christmas Sale
 by Wendy Laing
Wendy Laing's publisher, Writers Exchange is happy to announce a "50% off" sale until Christmas. All books are half price until December 25. So fill up your Cyber Christmas Stocking and...

New murder mystery published
 by Wendy Laing
A mystery set in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, the authors home town a local wine region. There's murder in the vinyards!...

My Books Update
 by Wendy Laing
The last two months have ben very busy with my publisher - publishing four books! One as an E-book and three in print!...

My publishers 2 week Christmas sale
 by Wendy Laing
This month, my publisher, Writers Exchange E-Publishing is 5 years old & is celebrating with a 2 week sale. ...

Mirror, Mirror... now available in print
 by Wendy Laing
A mystery story with two parallel tales. One tale covers a century. It is the history of the Tremble's, Roger's family. Set in Melbourne, Australia, it gives a graphic insight into the psyche of 'R...


My virtual home on the web!

My publisher's Book shop
Writers Exchange E-Publishing, new book shop, features my books in E-book, Print book & Audio book downloads!

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My Aussie publisher for the e-books, audio and printed versions of my books!

I co-authored 'Mirror, Mirror' with my late friend, Di Dalziel, hence the pseudenom!

Additional information

'Severance Packages' the second of the Jane Doe mystery/paranormal books is now published as an audio book, and as a E-book.


All my mystery books will shortly be released in large print book format

Contact Information

Wendy Laing
17 Branchilly Drive 
Roxburgh Park, Victoria     3064   Australia

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