Our Team

Katie Woods

Chief Executive Officer

Katie has over twenty years’ experience working in the arts and cultural sector and is passionate about literature and writing. She has worked across a range of public programming roles at the State Library of Queensland, most recently as the Manager of Reading Writing and Ideas. Prior to this Katie was the Orchestra Manager of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

 A former classical musician, Katie has a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a post graduate diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Email Katie at kwoods@qwc.asn.au

Sharon Phillips

General Manager

Sharon is a speculative fiction writer, with a passion for literature, theatre and art. She has been a teacher, communications and website officer, executive assistant, accounts officer, and has worked in various office management roles.

Email Sharon at sphillips@qwc.asn.au.

Jackie Ryan

Program Manager

Jackie is the writer and designer of the Aurealis Award-winning Burger Force comic book series, and the founding and commissioning editor of comedy writing and performance collective The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary.

She holds a PhD in history and political science and is an honorary research fellow at The University of Queensland.

Email Jackie at jryan@qwc.asn.au.

Samantha Schraag

Customer Service Officer

Samantha Schraag is a BA student (English Literature) and writer, interested in food, fashion and storytelling. She previously worked in library services developing storytelling programs for both young and older readers, and facilitated the Mount Isa City Library Writers Group. She developed the first Mount Isa Writers Festival and is a regular ABC Open contributor and guest blogger. Samantha shares her home with a loving and long-suffering partner, and two precocious cats.

Email Samantha at sschraag@qwc.asn.au

Stacey Clair

Project Officer

Stacey is an editor and sometimes-writer, who obtained her Graduate Diploma in Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing) from The University of Queensland in 2016. She has a background in event management, bookselling, and customer service, and writes romance and short fiction when not proofreading manuscripts. Stacey is slowly chipping away at a screenplay for a Shakespearean musical, which combines her passions for the written word, music, theatre, dance and film.

Email Stacey at sclair@qwc.asn.au.

Catherine Moller

Project Officer, The Australian Writer's Marketplace

Catherine Moller is a Brisbane-based editor and writer of speculative fiction. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing) from the University of Queensland, where her graduate dissertation examined representations of diversity in fantasy cartography. In addition to publishing, Catherine has a background in medical administration and customer service, and has worked across a number of Australian publishing and arts organisations, including the Brisbane Writers Festival, UQP, Harper Collins, and ORIGO Education.

Email Catherine at cmoller@qwc.asn.au

Simon Groth

Manager, if:book Australia

Simon is writer, editor, and producer. His books include Concentrate and Off The Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press. His articles and short fiction have been published in Australia and the United States.

if:book Australia is a leading developer of experimental publishing and exploration. Simon's work and reporting on how readers engage with digital publishing has seen him travel the globe to discuss and explore the challenges and opportunities for writers in a digital space.

Email Simon at sgroth@qwc.asn.au

Terry Sheather

Finance Officer

Terry has worked in finance for a range of Australian arts organisations. With an eye for detail and extensive experience in the industry, he works with the General Manager to ensure the smooth running of the organisation. He currently also works for Circa, JLX and Elision.

Email Terry at finance@qwc.asn.au.