Victoria Carless

Victoria Carless


Speaker type

  • Author

Victoria writes works of fiction and for theatre. Her novel for young adults, The Dream Walker, was nominated for the Queensland Literary Awards and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.

Recently Victoria was commissioned by the Museum of Brisbane to write a work for The Storytellers, an interactive exhibition celebrating the layers of the city’s history.

Victoria lives in Brisbane with her family and a blue heeler who is 98 in dog years. She often googles rescue cats, even though she is allergic. When not writing stories Victoria works as a communications nerd.

Victoria's new book Gus and The Starlight is her first story for Middle Grade readers. It is set in a haunted drive-in movie theatre. 



Write your way out of this one

Work with Victoria to draw on your funny, embarrassing and wonderful moments to create stories your friends will want to read.

Suitable for Grades 5 and up.

Bones in the garden: writing for performance

Here we will look at character, form, structure, language and symbol to develop your haunting new work.

Suitable for Grades 10- 12 and adults. May be tailored for beginning or intermediate writers as well as masterclasses.

Victoria welcomes your invitation to deliver workshops at your school or event and can tailor content to your topic.


The wonky goat track: my pathway to publication

Hear one writer’s take on staying the course

Suitable for grades 8-12 and adults

Regional lives, regional stories

Inspired by the richness of the regions? Be stirred to write the small town, big-hearted story you were born to tell

Suitable for grades 8-12 and adults

Literature and early literacy

Some notes on mothering and writing (or what I learnt reading Noni the Pony for the 100th time)



  • Victoria was a wonderful addition to our Literary Festival this year. She engaged fully with the boys and offered many insights into the writing process and how to create intrigue and drama within a story. The boys were fully engaged, particularly in the playwrighting workshops.

    Ambrose Treacy College - April 2022

    Ambrose Treacy College - April 2022
    Victoria Carless
Victoria Carless