Author Directory

Introducing our author members. Visit their websites and social media links to see what they write or organise an author talk or workshop.

Rosanne Dingli

With more than a quarter-century of writing and publishing behind her, award-winning WA author Rosanne Dingli has retired from formal teaching and lecturing, but delivers popular workshops and enjoys mentoring emerging writers. She has published with academic, traditional, and independent presses and now runs her own imprint, Yellow Teapot Books. Her novels sell internationally with critical acclaim.

Speaking to social clubs and associations about the cultural adventures she writes about has become one of this author’s favourite aspects of the active writer’s life. For lists of awards and publications, visit her website.

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Workshops: Rosanne Dingli delivers bespoke workshops on a number of fiction-related topics. Her considerable experience dates from 1988, and includes workshops at all Western Australia’s writing associations, a number of public libraries, and writing festivals and other events.

Public speaking: This author delivers purpose-written inspirational talks. The CWA, Men’s Shed, Soroptimists International, and the Silver Chain B-Club are among the associations who have hosted her talks.

Services for independent authors: Rosanne Dingli is a very experienced formatter for eBooks and typesetter for paperbacks. Her experience dates back to 2009, with more than 50 volumes published for her own imprint, a stable that holds four other Australian authors, and many other happy repeat clients. One-on-one mentoring of emerging authors on a number of writing topics and aspects of contemporary publishing is another available service.

Shona Husk

Shona Husk is the author of more than 40 books that range from sensual to scorching, and cover the contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance genres. Her most recent series are Face the Music, Blood and Silver and Coven of the Raven. As well as writing romance she also writes sci-fi for the Takamo Universe game and character pieces for the Iridescence Dance Company. She lives in Western Australia and when she isn’t writing or reading she loves to cook, cross stitch and research places she’d one day like to travel.

Shona is an experienced presenter available for author talks, workshop presentations (plotting a novel, world building, romance writing, writing sex scenes, writing in a shared universe) Contact Shona at You can find out more at or


Helen Iles

Western Australian author Helen Iles has been writing fiction since early primary school, novels seeming a natural progression from short stories and long short stories. After gaining a Diploma in Freelance Writing and Certificates in Creative Writing, and Practical Editing, she began teaching creative writing at TAFE and was tutor to The Society of Women Writers WA for many years, and still runs numerous workshops around the state. She has 15 years experience writing, editing and publishing training manuals for emergency services

Published fiction novels include Bitter Comes the Storm, Fire in the Heartland, and The Horse Keepers; children’s fiction includes Penny’s Silver Dragon and We are Different, You and I. Her award-winning works have been compiled into a collection titled Indelible Ink.

From her love of poetry, Helen compiled the poetry textbook, Writing Poetry – Simplified which has proved popular with poets and non-poets alike. Her collection of bush ballads is titled Of Bushmen and Brumbies.

In 2000, Helen opened Linellen Press, a small publishing house that focuses on producing Memoirs and Life Stories. While offering book and book cover designs, Helen mentors writers through the writing and publishing process as well as offering manuscript assessment, editing and ghostwriting services.

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Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy‘s two published novels challenge commonly-held concepts of human relationships.  Society is changing and a lot of men are no longer clear what their role is expected to be and where they stand in family and social relationships. Mike doesn’t claim to have the answers but raises questions to encourage the discussion. In his first novel, A New Era For Manny Youngman, the protagonist’s views on feminism are challenged when he is confronted with a 15-year-old daughter he did not know he had. In The Man Who Didn’t Like People, a man has to revisit and rediscover the family he deserted 20 years before. Mike is now working in a completely different genre and is writing a series of detective novels. He has had many short stories published including one in the anthology Rocky Romance and another in the 2019 Rockingham Writers Centre Anthology. He has had a long career as a newspaper and television journalist and as a contract writer for companies, government departments and other organisations. Now retired, but still writing, he lives in Rockingham. 

Mike is available for author talks and workshops.

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