Dalziel Laing

Dalziel Laing is the pseudonym or pen name of Dianne Dalziel and Wendy Laing, the co-authors of this exciting and intriguing novel.

Dianne Dalziel:

Dianne Dalziel had a background in both the advertising and print industry. After completing a Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Professional Writing and Communications, she went on to complete an Honours thesis which focused on the symbiotic relationship between the literary magazine and electronic publishing. She then turned her hand to writing. “Mirror, Mirror” was her first book, co-authored with university friend Wendy Laing. She was a Lifetime Alumni Member of Victoria University. Dianne lived north of Sunbury in an idyllic country setting on her property at Macedon with her son Andrew, and a menagerie of cats, a dog, chooks, kangaroos, and her beloved horses. Sadly she died suddenly and unexpectedly on this property in April 2003, and did not see this book published.

Wendy Laing:

Wendy Laing is one half of the pseudonym or pen name “Dalziel Laing” of Dianne Dalziel and Wendy Laing, the co-authors of Mirror, Mirror. She is also a multi-published author in her own right.

A writer, part-time housewife with a Teaching Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Majors in Professional Writing (creative writing, editing and publishing) and Communications (mass media and gender imaging) with electives in Literary Studies and Sociology, and Master of Arts (project/thesis called: “Severance Packages A Crime/Paranormal Novel and Exegesis focussing on the Electronic and Digital publication of Creative Writing”).

A “Jill-of-all-Trades” Teacher, curriculum consultant, travel consultant, International Airline employee in passenger and cargo areas at Melbourne International Airport and city offices, and a Professional Dog Trainer! Wendy’s had articles published in The Sunbury Times and The Anthony Warlow International Newsletter. 

Member of the FAW (Fellowship of Australian Writers)

Member of the VWC (Victorian Writers Centre)

Lifetime Alumni Member of Victoria University

Member of EPIC and EPRO

Member of Sisters in Crime

Recently widowed, with fond memories of Hubby Dave & lovely Kynda, Wendy lives with her new four pawed family, Vicky, an adorable adopted black greyhound, in Melbourne. They continue a 35 year long volunteer Pet Therapy tradition, at the local aged care.

Author of:

Mirror, Mirror by Dalziel Laing