STEELE, Mary. Australian, b. 1930. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Autobiography/Memoirs, Children's fiction. Career: Office of the Federal Attorney General, Melbourne, Australia, research officer, 1953-54; Melbourne University, Melbourne, tutor, 1955-57; Australian Scientific Liaison Office, London, England, research officer, 1958-59; Monash University, Melbourne, lecturer in English, 1961-62; parttime work as school librarian, university tutor, research assistant, and book reviewer, 1965-80; writer. Publications: SELF-ILLUSTRATED: Arkwright, 1985; Mallyroots' Pub at Misery Ponds, 1988; Citizen Arkwright, 1990; Featherbys, 1993; A Bit of a Hitch and Other Stories, 1995; Tenterhooks (for children), 1997; Beside the Lake (autobiography), 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Address: c/o Hyland House Publishing, 50 Pin Oak Crescent, PO Box 122, Flemington, VIC 3031, Australia.