D. M. Cameron
Originally an actress, Donna Cameron is an AWGIE nominated radio dramatist, award winning playwright and celebrated short film writer. The author of several stage plays, including her critically acclaimed solo work, The Flowering. Donna has had four plays produced by ABC Radio National – Water Tight, The Salt Maiden, Bringing Down the Moon and Shopping for Lifeforms. She is a recipient of the Australian Writers Guild/Queensland Theatre Company Mentorship Scheme and twice recipient of the Fresh Ground Scheme, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. Her screenplay of The Salt Maiden won best screenplay at the 2014 Port Stephens Film Festival and overall winner of 2015 Coasties Film Festival. She commenced work on her first novel Beneath the Mother Tree, under a Regional Arts Development grant. In 2015 she was selected for a Varuna Litlink residency to further develop the book. It will be published by MidnightSun in 2018. Donna is currently working on her second novel and taking notes for a third.