Published Work

This is a showcase of some of my published work. There are pieces here that were created before I even dreamed of studying to become a professional writer. However, most of these are a by-product of love: my time spent diligently studying the TAFE Professional Writing and Editing (PWE) course at Victoria University (VU), which I completed in 2014! This year, I’m taking some time off from study so I can concentrate on building our non-toxic home, and publishing a book about it. In 2016, I plan to enrol in an Arts Degree back at VU, with the aim of studying Literature, Poetry and Gender.

(If you would like to employ my services as a reviewer, writer, blogger, copywriter or web-designer  feel free to make contact with me.)


2015: Weekend Notes – From City, to Coast, to Surf: Outdoor Dining

2014: AESSRA‘s, Sensitivity MattersAuthor Interview with Kathryn Treat, ‘New Beginnings—No Turning Back’, December issue, (P 14)

2014: Completed my Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria University

2014: Copywriter and WebDesigner for Adam Muaren @ KangAdo Carports in Melbourne

About KangAdo Carports

KangAdo Carports was founded by Adam Muaren in September of 2013, and since then, Kangado Carports have been installed in homes and businesses from the Dandenong Ranges to Sunshine to the Surf Coast. Our customers sit back and relax knowing that KangAdo Carports, pergolas, patios, canopies and awnings have them covered: rain, hail or shine!

We sell a range of products for carportswindow coverings, pergolas, verandas and patios.

Our carports are supported by specially made, heavy-duty steel plates; they’re weather resistant, strong and sturdy.

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2014: Amazon: Netherland Dwarf Rabbits: taking care of them in Australia (Miniature for Life Series, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Netherland Dwarf Rabbits: taking care of them in Australia is the first in the Miniature for Life Series, published by Labyrinth Press. This book shows the reader how to raise Netherland Dwarf rabbits in an Australian climate while demonstrating what it is we need to feed, house and take care of them. In the style of photographer Anne Geddes, Mischa van Loder has created full colour photos of adorable Netherland Dwarf rabbits in coffee cups, herb baskets, wheelbarrows and more.

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Netherland Dwarf Rabbits: taking care of them in Australia is also available at Smashwords


2014: Weekend Notes – Keeping Books Alive

On Friday, 30 May 2014, come and join the lively discussion and debate by renowned children’s authors, and specialists interested in supporting children’s literacy. This is an all-day event, broken up into 45 minute time slots where you will be informed and inspired with the latest news and ideas delivered by some of the best in the industry.

2013: Weekend Notes – Spring Creek Organic Farm Shop

Here, you can purchase farm fresh, direct from dedicated and ethical growers, Lisa and David Tatman, who produce Australian Certified Organic (ACO), vegetables: pumpkins, squash, spaghetti squash, silverbeet, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and parsley, buk choy (which is baby bok choy), celeriac, dill, celery, turnips, swedes, brussels sprouts, heirloom varieties of carrots (white, yellow and purple), and beetroots (pink, orange and red) and much more—many are grown from heirloom seed (and that’s just winter’s bounty!) If you are quick, you can still get your hands on some of their scrumptious spaghetti squash.

2013: Weekend Notes –  She’s Someone: A Peaceful Gathering to Honour Tracey

For the people who knew Tracey, she will be sadly missed; however, there are also many others who have been touched by her passing: the residents of St Kilda, the wider community and people the world over. All women, no matter their occupation, deserve to be safe while out on the street. Come, take a stand against violence, and join others who say ‘no’ to crimes against women.

2013: Weekend Notes – Green Walks in the Park – Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Walkers will trek along a loop that follows beside the Tomahawk creek both up and down stream. At times, the path narrows, propelling you into the sights and smells of the surrounding trees, ferns and bushes along the journey. Inhale invigorating scents of the forest flaura as your lungs expand with the crispness of winter. Immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility, only broken by the morning song of Crimson Rossellas as you walk the winding paths that cut through Kurth Kiln. Take in the spectacular creek views, set under a sky that changes its hue with the weather. This place is truly amazing!

2013: Weekend Notes – Six Reasons to Visit St Leonards in Winter

St Leonards is a seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula. Cruising down the freeway, past Geelong, it’s a pleasant ninety-minute drive from Melbourne. During summer, the population swells up to five times its modicum size of just two thousand. Yet, during winter, it’s the perfect place for a quiet day-trip getaway.

2013: Weekend Notes – Green Walks in the Park @ Edwards Point

Not only will you have access to pristine coastal air, the rare, untouched coastal woodlands and the gorgeous coastline of Edwards Point, but after immersing yourself in nature, there will be morning tea just waiting for you on your return.

2013: Weekend Notes – Green Walks at Brimbank Park Nature Trail

Listen to the soothing, bubbling brooks of the Marybynong River as water flows downstream, cascading over moss-covered rocks. Feel dappled winter sun on your skin as you walk under old River Redgums with branches shaped, twisting out across the riverbed. Relax, shed your worries away as you inhale the earthy dampness of winter’s fresh morning air, and feel a meditative mood as you notice nature mirrored back at you, reflected in still waters.

2013: Synchronized Chaos, ‘Milk and Honey’ poem

2013: Greenpeace Volunteer (Hey, you can do this too!)

Survival: PWE Anthology, 2013

Survival: PWE Anthology, 2012

2012: Survival: PWE Anthology 2012, Professional Writing and Editing Victoria University, ‘Culture’ poem, featured on page 63

2012: Poetrix, ‘Art for the Bonsai Collector‘, featured on page 26 of issue 39, the magazine’s 2nd to last issue

2012: AESSRA‘s, Sensitivity Matters, December issue, ‘How to ask for Assistance from your Local Council’, (p 7)

2012: Survival: PWE Anthology 2012, Professional Writing and Editing Victoria University, Resurrection Poem, (p 9)

2011: Ada Cambridge Sub-commmittee Judge for the Williamstown Literary Festival, Autobiographical Short Story Competition. (Lucio Nardo, ‘Things we don’t talk about’ and  Fikret Pajalic, Shades of Grey shared the Ada Cambridge First Prize. And, Amra Pajalic ‘In Treatment’, and Silk Chen ‘Man of Honour’ were highly commended.)

2010: Victoria University, Platform Magazine, Issue 3, ‘Fast Cars’, Issue 6, (p 17)

2009: Event’s Organiser for the Allergy and Environmental, Sensitivity, Support and Research Association inc. (AESSRA): ‘Chemical Sensitivity ’09 Seminar’ (Read more at Seeking Media.)


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2008: Founded ‘eco aware’ ecologically minded products: Zeolite, LipBalm, Soaps, FaceMasks (the skincare kind) and Toothpowder: all unscented and naturally natural

2007 – 2009: Columnist for AESSRA, Sensitivity Matters Magazine’s, ‘What’s New’ Column

2005 – 2009: Certificate II and III in Business Administration, and part of Certificate IV including the modules: ‘Build a Business Website, and ‘Maintain a Business Website’, using programs such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Photoshop


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Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Information, products and views presented by guest bloggers @The Labyrinth are not necessarily the same as those held by this blog's author, Michellina van Loder. Reviews are my own personal opinions (unless stated otherwise); and satire is used throughout personal posts. Any health topics discussed are not to be taken as medical advice. Seek out medical attention if needed and do your own research; however, you're welcome to use mine as a start.
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