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Kristie Hayden  |  Writer, Editor, Publisher

I am a freelance travel and lifestyle writer, copywriter, editor and publisher who loves photography, loitering near the ocean and nosing about street-markets.

I write regularly for Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine, voted Australia’s best consumer magazine at the 2017 Mumbrella Publish Awards.

I’m chief writer for Living Bliss, an annual publication dedicated to all things weddings.

I am the founder of Love Tales, writers and publishers of private love stories and public life stories. In 2017, we published two private wedding storybooks. Currently, we are working on a 30-year anniversary cookbook with editorial for one of Victoria’s favourite catering companies. The book, to be announced in the new year, will go on sale May 1st 2018.

I am a founding member and advisory board member of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Giving Circle.

I live on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, have an Associate Diploma in Travel & Tourism / Business and am a graduate of the Australian Writers’ Centre and student of the Australian Photography Institute.

Read more from me at the world’s largest journalism portfolio site, Clippings.


I just wanted to pass on my personal thanks to you for the fantastic article you did on the Geelong Kokoda Youth program. Your calm, supportive and caring nature in which you communicated to those youth involved was very impressive and professional. The way you delivered the struggles and tribulations of the youth within the article was a fantastic to read. I know your story will contribute greatly to the youth of this year’s program and beyond. With great thanks.  Michael Reid, Acting Superintendent, Operational Systems Support Division, Information, Systems and Security Command, Victoria Police.

Kristie wrote a creative and well researched story, “Lorne by Mustang” covering the Great Ocean Road to Lorne in Get Up & Go magazine. It was descriptive and provided the reader with just the right amount of information about the various places to visit. Mustang & Co. were delighted with the way that Kristie portrayed the tour that we offer along this stretch of coast. Kristie also has a great eye for photography and captured some wonderful images to accompany the story. Cheers.  Lisa Cunningham, Mustang & Co.

How fortunate Hugh Palmer and I were to have you spend time listening to us proudly speak of Truffleduck.  The article you wrote represented the passion we have for the business and our exciting journey over many years.  Thanks Kristie, your article was accurately written and for that we are very grateful.  Debra Nash, General Manager, Truffleduck.