About Nicole Hayes

I am a writer, editor, podcaster and writing teacher... I have five books published, including three Young Adult novels, and non-fiction for young people and for adults, and I've won some awards and shortlisted in a bunch of others. I'm also part of the award winning all-female AFL podcast and radio show, The Outer Sanctum, on the ABC.



In this last of my series of 2017 Masterclasses, I will help you do what it takes to deliver your story where it needs to go. There’ll be writing tips, guided exercises, one-on-one advice, workshopping and “wild writing” within a group of like-minded fellow writers to help you smash through the block, or simply get started! All this and an excellent lunch.

DATE: Sat. 14 October 2017             TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

VENUE: Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House – Training Room

ADDRESS: 22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East, VIC 3145

COST: $225.00 

Bookings will not be accepted after October 12, 2017. Payment is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

Workshop fees include tea/coffee, lunch, and handout materials. 

BOOKINGS & INQUIRIES: nicolehayesbooks@gmail.com


Was lovely seeing all the love for A Shadow’s Breath from readers, bloggers and generally excellent people.

Congratulations  – the winner of one signed copy of A Shadow’s Breath for #AShadowsBreathContest rafflecopter.

Winner of the best pic for is  – on the way is a copy of  PLUS  PLUS a $20  voucher.

Here’s the winning pic:

Retreat! Retreat!

I am freshly returned from five days on a writers’ retreat with some amazing writers, and generally excellent humans. Such an incredibly productive time – in word count, in idea generation, in career guidance, but most of all, for the friendships cultivated and furthered. What a time! Thank you all, lovely writer friends.

Need some help with your manuscript?

Over the years I’ve mentored and worked with a range of different writers at different stages of their writing careers, but there have been too many times I’ve had to say no. This year, I’ve rearranged some of my commitments so that I can focus more time on mentoring and editorial feedback, so if you’re an aspiring or emerging writer looking for some advice or feedback on your manuscript, shoot me a message so we can talk about strategies and options. Let’s see if I can help you get it over the line.

Contact me on Twitter @nichmelbourne or Nicole Hayes (author) on Facebook.