For Pity Sake Publishing

Our Writers

We’re just starting out so the list of authors in our stable isn’t long. For Pity Sake Publishing is always on the look out for writers who want to collaborate with us. Here’s who’s on board currently:

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Peter Yeldham

Peter Yeldham’s extensive writing career began with short stories and radio scripts. He spent 20 years in England, becoming a leading screenwriter for films and television, also writing plays for the theatre including Birds on the Wing and Fringe Benefits, which ran for two years in Paris. Returning to Australia he won numerous rewards for his mini-series, among them 1915, Captain James Cook , The Alien Years, All the Rivers Run, The Timeless Land and Heroes. His adaptation of Bryce Courtenay’s novel Jessica won a Logie Award for best mini-series. He is the author of several novels including Barbed Wire and Roses, A Distant Shore, Against the Tide and A Bitter Harvest. For Pity Sake is honoured to be the publisher for Peter’s two latest works, Above the Fold and Dragons in the Forest. Peter’s next work, The Last Double Sunrise, is set to be released in late 2017. For more information please visit

Diana Thompson

Mild mannered, award-winning jeweler by day, author of steamy, romance novels by night. Diana’s first novel Winterflood’s Passion, affectionately dubbed ‘the Bowral bodice-ripper’ by the For Pity Sake crew, tells the story of a romance set in Bowral in the picturesque Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Diana has created a richly descriptive, highly explicit, seductive novel – a veritable collision of romance and unbridled lust – that draws the reader in from the very first page. Diana’s second novel Unbridled Passion  is also set in Bowral. Although Unbridled Passion is not a follow-on novel from Winterflood’s Passion, there are several retunr readers for fans of the first novel.

Jennifer McDonald

Jennifer is a Sydney, Australia-based communication professional and blogger. For the past 28 years she has run public relations firm Blackie McDonald with her journalist husband, consulting to local and international organisations such as Symantec Corporation, Lindemans Wines, Medtronic, RSM Bird Cameron, Telstra, Sprint Corporation, Qantas Airways and SBS. In 2008 she founded Epiphany Communication and launched a blog which. Vegetarian Vampires and what we can learn from them is Jennifer’s first book, a collection of essays on Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Jennifer’s latest book My Big Breast Adventure is collection of a blog series by the same name, written by Jennifer as she underwent treatment for Breast Cancer in 2013.

Dorothy Johnston

Dorothy Johnston was born in Geelong, Victoria, and lived in Canberra for thirty years before returning to Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula where her series of sea-change mysteries novels, so far including Through A Camel’s Eye and The Swan Island Connection, is set.She is the author of eleven novels,including a quartet of mysteries set in Canberra. The first of these,The Trojan Dog, was joint winner ACT Book of the Year, and runner-up in the inaugural Davitt Award. The Age gave it their ‘Best of 2000’ in the crime section.
Two of Johnston’s literary novels, One for the Master and Ruth, have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award.She has published many short stories in journals and anthologies, along with essays in Australia’s major newspapers and she reviews fiction for the Fairfax Press.

Sara Dowse

Sara Dowse is an award-winning writer and artist who, in the 1970s, played a significant role in second wave feminism as one of Australia’s first ‘femocrats’. Her novel West Block drew on her experience as head of the first women’s unit in Australia’s department of prime minister and cabinet. Four other novels followed: Silver City, Schemetime, Sapphires and Digging. Sara has reviewed for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times. As the Lonely Fly was 25 years in the writing and is Dowse’s most important work to date.