Author. Musician. Content Creator. Speaker.

Lusi’s love of words began in childhood and over the years has taken many forms. 

She graduated from university with a BA in Drama Performance and has written and performed many scripts including a piece she wrote to be performed in situ for the 75th anniversary of the Cowra POW Breakout. 

Her love affair with words continued throughout the years that she homeschooled her 5 children with Lusi reading a wide variety of texts every day to them. 

As a singer songwriter, Lusi’s word-love turned into lyrics for her EP 'Walking Contradiction' which was released in 2020 just before the first Covid Lockdown. 

Shortly after this, Lusi was diagnosed with aggressive Systemic Lupus. 
Putting down her guitar has meant she has time to pick up her pen and write once more. Her work was featured in Edition 2 of Kindling and Sage.  
Look out for Lusi's upcoming piece in Mona  and on

The Mighty too. 

Lusi wrote, illustrated and self published her first picture book 'Jack's Visit to Cowra' in December 2021. It is available as both an ebook and hard cover copy. You can purchase a copy from the National Library Bookshop in Canberra. 

She currently journals about her faith, illness and life experiences on her blog at

Jack's Visit to Cowra title

"Simply gorgeous. This is going to be a wonderful book and brilliant contribution to your community"
- Author Kim Kelly

Download Lusi's Electronic Press Kit

Lusi Austin headshot

Additional Information about the Cowra POW
Breakout PDF

Jack's Visit to Cowra PDF printables 

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here