Emma Castle – Founder, Writer and Editor

Emma is a journalist and communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the Australian media.

Her most recent full-time gig was editing Spice magazine and Spicenews.com.au and deputy editing HM Magazine and Hotelmanagement.com.au

She works from home in Camden, NSW, on a range of clients including IKEA, Food Adventura, Gate 1 Travel, Mums & Co and The B-Hive. She is the Baby and Toddler Editor for Holidays with Kids and is a current writer member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.

During her career she has written for newspapers like The Daily Telegraph, magazines like Home Beautiful, Marie Claire and Voyeur, and numerous websites including Lost at e Minor, Daily Addict and Kidspot. She has also written countless press releases, award submissions, bios and business backgrounders for PR clients like Hawaii Tourism Oceania, the Ministry of Tourism for the Sultanate of Oman and Finnair.

She is on the board of the South West Tourism Taskforce and has recently joined Taste Tours and the Camden Chamber of Commerce as a marketing committee representative.

Emma is one of the founders of Women in Tourism, a leadership network that hosts events in Sydney and Melbourne and has over 1300 members nationally. She is also the founder of the Camden Garden Festival.

Cathy Stait-Gardner – Illustrator

Cathy Stait-Gardner is a self-taught artist and illustrator whose work has been featured on the cover of the ICC Sydney Sydney Views magazine. Cathy has designed festival posters and regularly illustrates educational resources for children for Vandernoot Press – Read for Success. 

Cathy works primarily in pen and watercolour from her home studio in Camden, NSW. Her work is peppered with cultural references and humour. Cathy is a self-proclaimed book nerd and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Composition. She is particularly interested in the ability of illustration to enhance and influence the meaning of the written word.

Cathy enjoys a challenge and relishes every opportunity to bring a vision to life through illustration.

Aimee Scott – Senior Writer and Editor

Aimee is a journalist and sub-editor with more than 10 years’ professional media experience.

She has worked for national magazines such as Woman’s Day and That’s Life! as well as News Local publications including The Wentworth Courier, writing and editing content for print and online platforms across a broad range of genres including news, features, lifestyle, travel and real estate. She also has commercial experience creating newsletters, blog posts, brochures and reports for organisations such as the University of Tasmania.

Aimee has a double major in English Literature from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Creative Writing from UTS.

Based in the NSW Southern Highlands, she also enjoys writing short fiction and poetry.