Hi All,

My name is Lauren Walsburg. I am an Australian writer, editor, and blogger. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Critical Writing) from USQ and I am currently completing a Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

I enjoy writing in a range of different genres and forms. I particularly enjoy writing short stories (you can read more about that here). I’m currently working on a few different projects.

I am the Prose Editor of Cauldron Anthology and Minute Magazine, Blog Editor/Interview Correspondent of The Cerurove, and Copy Editor of Newfound.

I am a book nerd and read as much as I possibly can. When I’m not writing you’ll find me reading.

I have an adorable cat named Smoochie. She’s sixteen. You can meet Smoochie here. I also have a sweet puppy named Harley. You can meet Harley here.

On this blog you’ll find my musings, some advice on writing (to be taken or thrown in the trash at your pleasure), samples of my writing, book reviews, and collaborations with other writers.

I love feedback, ideas for collaborations, and general chats about anything you think I might like to hear. The weirder the better! Please feel free to post comments. I do not tolerate rude or inappropriate comments and they will be removed immediately, but I’m sure I’ll never have to do that as you’re all wonderful, kind people. You can talk to me privately here. I do my very best to reply to comments and emails within 1-2 days.

If there’s anything else you want to know about me, please feel free to ask. I’m happy to answer almost any question unless it’s about where my favourite AFL team are on the ladder. If you didn’t already know, my favourite team are the Brisbane Lions and now I’ve told you that I’m sure you understand my unwillingness to answer questions on the subject.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and don’t be scared when you come across Tuwop, he’s promised not to eat the flesh of anyone who reads my blog.


  • Ink Stained Heart – (18 April 2017) – available in paperback and eBook

Short Stories

  • What Is My Name? – The Mystic Blue Review (Issue 3) – available here
  • The Carved Chest and the Beard of Blue – Enchanted Tales (Issue 2) – available here


  • The Siren’s Song – Cauldron Anthology (April 2017) – available here
  • Gothic After Dusk – The Mystic Blue Review (Issue 4) – available here
  • the siren’s heart – Pussy Magic – forthcoming

Non-Fiction Publications

  • An Unbreakable Bond, Or So We Thought – short memoir – published in Skive Magazine (Spring/Fall 2012) – available here
  • A Walk Through Spring Gully Conservation Park – short note on a nature walk – published in Positive Words (October 2016) – available here
  • The Siren, The Mermaid, The Myth, and The Fairy Tale – Cauldron Anthology (April 2017) – available here


  • Aphrodite’s Revenge – Umbel & Panicle (Issue 8) – available here
  • Hades’ Muse – Umbel & Panicle (Issue 8) – available here
  • Blessing of Corn Mother – Cauldron Anthology (Issue 5) – available here
  • Eostre’s Children – Cauldron Anthology (Issue 5) – available here
  • Persephone’s Heart – Cauldron Anthology (Issue 5) – available here
  • Minerva’s Poison – The Green Light Journal (Issue 3) – available here
  • The Trap – Riggwelter (Issue 13) – available here


  • Positive Words Poetry Competition 2015 – short listed