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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!...

 by Wendy Laing
An amateur naturalist steps into a fantastic world on a walk....

 by Wendy Laing
A mysterious encounter on an International flight betwen Hong Kong and Melbourne, changes two passengers lives forever....

The Black Box
 by Wendy Laing
He was in a black box. A coffin? Was he buried alive?...

Spiritual Rites
 by Wendy Laing
A tale about the sprits of the 20th and 21st Centuries - at the change of the millenium, with a touch of philosophy thrown in!...

River Gum
 by Wendy Laing
A fiftieth wedding anniversay outing provides more than this couple expected!...


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...

Wendave Audio Books Press Release
 by Wendy Laing
Latest audio book, the second in the popular Jane Doe series by Wendy Laing published....

Wendy Laing's Blog
 by Wendy Laing
Wendy has started writing her 'Blog'...

Short stories
 by Wendy Laing
Eleven short stories for your enjoyment and thought!...

Popular Jane Doe sequel under production
 by Wendy Laing
Doe is thrust into one of the most baffling cases of her career involving three macabre murders, all found dismembered, wrapped in plastic packages in the rural town of Sunbury. Malloy's vineyard and ...

Flowers from the Grave E-book
 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 i...

Under the Coolabah Tree
 by Wendy Laing
The second edition of Australian Bush poetry is launched with ten new poems....

Wendy Laing's audio books on Ebay
 by Wendy Laing
The audio version of Wendy's books are now available for auction at Ebay in Australia and in the USA....

Wendy Laing audio books at Amazon
 by Wendy Laing
Amazon.com is now selling four of Wendy's audio books online...

fee e-book competition
 by Wendy Laing
A great opportunity to win a free download of Wendy Laing's kids e-book 'Captain Angus, the Lighthouse ghost'...

Cap'n Angus now published as e-book
 by Wendy Laing
'Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost' by Wendy Laing, is now published as an E-book by Writers Exchange E-Publishing...

Vale for my co-author of Mirror Mirror
 by Wendy Laing
My co-author of the book, "Mirror, Mirror..." Di Dalziel has died suddenly. The book is contracted to be published later this year under our duel pen name Dalziel Laing.Please read my Vale & dedicatio...

Flowers from the Grave' audio Cd published!
 by Wendy Laing
the first of Wendy Laing's Inspector Jane Doe Mystery/paranormal series, set in her home state of Victoria, Australia has just been published by Wendave Audio Books....

Aussie Poetry Special!
 by Wendy Laing
Author Wendy Laing has two poetry books published in audio form by wendave. Both poetry books are quite different but are being offered for the normal cost of one book in a 2 x CD audio pack. this is ...

Sir Henry, the Knight in Space
 by Wendy Laing
'Sir Henry, the Knight in Space' audio CD is published!...

New Audio Book Release!
 by Wendy Laing
Now you can listen to 'Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost' CD pack available from wendave...

Wendy's Writing World Forum
 by Wendy Laing
Check out my new Writing Forum! It's FREE & full of fun - strut your stuff, swap tales, write short stories, share jokes, riddles and lots more!...

Mirror, Mirror...' contracted!
 by Wendy Laing
Wendy Laing's latest book, co-authored under the pen name Dalziel Laing has been accepted by Writers Exchange Publishing!!...

Exciting Audio books Venture!
 by Wendy Laing
Wendave launches into audio books!...


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!

Writer Exchange E-Publishing
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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