Roland Fishman has been a professional writer since 1980 and has published four books, two of which were bestsellers. After working as a journalist and columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend and The Financial Review, he decided to dedicate his life to storytelling and the creative process, which he believes nourishes the spirit of the writer and reader. He founded the Writers’ Studio in 1992, drawing on his own career as a writer, as well as his experiences traveling the world studying the art and craft of writing from bestselling authors and elite teachers. He has also conducted workshops at The Sydney Writers’ Festival. Academy Award Winner George Miller, director/writer of Happy Feet, Mad Max, Babe and Lorenzo’s Oil said after working with Roland, “Roland is like a script shrink. He works on the story from the inside out and got me excited about the possibilities of the story we were working on. We were very much on the same wavelength. I left the sessions feeling excited and inspired.” Roland’s novel No Man’s Land – a Russell Carter Thriller was published in 2014.