Meet the Authors, Artists and Designers
Chris is a Walkley Award winning journalist of some two decades’ experience who has worked in a number of Australian states and reported from around the world. Chris started his writing career with a music/street press in Perth and went on to edit regional newspapers, run state political bureaus and cover federal politics from the Press Gallery in the nation’s capital. While Chris’s reporting is now focussed in the political realm he maintains an output of musician interviews and concert reviews. Chris is a very keen guitar player and collector. He plays regular café set gigs, private parlour concerts and regular band work – always performing for the love of music, guitars and the chance to further explore this fascinating instrument.
Chris Johnson's book Shares Affair, Geraldton's Impact on the 2001 Race for Government was published by Guardian Print in 2001.
Guitar, the Australian Story was published by Barrallier Books in 2011
Kristen Alexander is a researcher and writer with a keen interest in Australia’s aviation history.
Her books Clive Caldwell, Air Ace (2006) and Jack Davenport, Beaufighter Leader (2009) were
published by Allen & Unwin.
Kristen takes little time off from her writing projects but when she does, she loves reading, smooching up to Millie her cat, sipping leaf tea from fine china, pretending to think about riding her exercise bike, and watching soppy movies.