MEARS, Gillian. Australian, b. 1964. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Romance/Historical, Theatre, Essays. Career: Writer. Publications: NOVELS: The Mint Lawn, 1991; The Grass Sister, 1995. SHORT STORIES: Ride a Cock Horse, 1989; Fineflour, 1990; Collected Stories, 1997; A Map of the Gardens, 2002. OTHER: Paradise Is a Place (essay), 1997. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Barbara Mobbs, PO Box 126, Edge Cliff, NSW, Australia.