Introducing our author members. Visit their websites and social media links to see what they write or organise an author talk or workshop.
Claire Boston is a contemporary romance author who enjoys exploring real life issues on her way to the happily-ever-after. She writes heart-warming stories, with resilient heroines and heroes you’ll love. In 2014 she was nominated for an Australian Romance Readers Award for Favourite New Romance Author.
When Claire’s not writing she can be found creating her own handmade journals, swinging on a sidecar, or in the garden attempting to grow something other than weeds.
Claire lives in Western Australia with her husband, who loves even her most annoying quirks, and her grubby, but adorable Australian bulldog.
You can connect with Claire through Facebook and Twitter, or join her reader group.She is also available for author talks and writing workshops and can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop topics: Self-Editing; How to Self-Publish; How to create an author website.
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.
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 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 email@example.com You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com www.twitter.com/ShonaHusk or www.facebook.com/shonahusk
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.
For a list of workshops available visit http://www.linellenpress.com.au/helen-iles-tutor.html Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianne Johnson was born in Sydney NSW, and now resides in Port Kennedy with her husband Jim. She is a member of FORAC Rockingham Writers Centre, and has been a member of the Warnbro Writers Group since its inception in 2004.
Dianne’s desire to write was evident from a very young age – long before she could either read or write! Her published works include: her memoirs, Fragrance of Life, a children’s picture book, Ben And The Muddled-up Moon, together with poems and short stories in several anthologies.
Dianne has also received two Highly Commended Certificates in National Literary Competitions. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Rebecca Laffar-Smith always yearned to explore the wonders of this world and beyond. She grew up in the magical worlds of wonder and darkness that was ’80s science fiction and fantasy. She devoured stories of knights and castles, angels and fairies, demons and dragons, aliens, space ships, and time travel. When she’s not lost in Camelot, Gallifrey, Atlantis, Narnia, or any number of fictional realities, she’s writing within her own.
Rebecca gave up a successful career writing about the non-fiction world in favour of fantastical creatures and the fanciful things she could create and immortalise in fiction. Now she writes full-time while homeschooling her Autistic son, raising her creative daughter, and offering coaching, mentorship, and events within her writing community. She dreams of running a retreat on the outskirts of Perth and writing her stories in a detached, hexagonal room with dozen’s of bookshelves and plenty of natural light.
Now an internationally published, award-winning author, Rebecca spins tales inspired by magic and the vastness of potential. She’s committed to telling transformative stories that help her readers escape reality and experience possibility. She’d like to invite you to come with her to explore everything the Universe has to offer and beyond!
Website: http://www.rebeccalaffarsmith.com & http://www.aulexic.com.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccalaffarsmith/ & https://www.facebook.com/aulexic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/laffarsmith Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laffarsmith/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/laffarsmith/
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.
Facebook : Mike Murphy – Author
Teena Raffa-Mulligan is a reader, writer and daydream believer. She’s been a regular visitor to the world of make-believe since her primary school days and knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. Her first published book was a stranger danger tale for young readers that was endorsed by the West Australian police and education departments of the day and used in schools around the country. Teena writes across genres and has published picture books, chapter books, MG novels and many short stories and poems for children and adults. Her writing life has also included a long career as a journalist and editor. Teena shares her passion for books and writing by presenting talks and workshops to encourage people of all ages to write their own stories.
FOR K-12 STUDENTS: Teena aims to enthuse young people about books and writing, inspire them to explore their creative abilities and encourage them to have a go at producing their own stories. All presentations are tailored to age group. Presentations include: You Can be a Writer; Are you a Super Story Sleuth?; Poets & Prospectors; Word Play: Story Tracks.
FOR ADULTS: Teena is an inspirational presenter with a friendly, relaxed manner. She is available to present author talks, workshops and ongoing creative writing programs. Popular sessions include: The Myth and the Magic of Writing for Children; From Memory to Memoir; The Write Direction; A Sense of Story; Editing & Rewriting.
For more information about Teena visit her web site: www.teenaraffamulligan.com She is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeenaRaffaMulligan To book an author talk or workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Tingley is a new player on the author scene with her breakout novel ‘Justice’ the first book in the ‘Angel Calling’ Series. She has written and published the second book ‘An Unholy Gift’ and is currently working on the final book in the trilogy. Georgia also has published the first ‘hot’ contemporary romance called ‘Having Faith’ in her new ‘Mature Love’ series which features women over the age of 35. She has completed the first draft of the second stand-alone and will hopefully have it published in early 2020.
Georgia loves writing and creating stories so much that it’s become her drug of choice and she freely confesses to being an addict. After deciding to take on the thrill of writing she hasn’t looked back.
Having lived in various countries while growing up – India, England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia she calls Western Australia home, living near some of the best beaches in Australia.
In her downtime she loves to read, read, and read. Watch TV shows and movies, do crafts and get into the garden. Swimming and snorkelling are favourite pastimes and she tries to do laps at every opportunity. She and her husband enjoy taking the caravan on trips into the Australian Outback and seeing as much of the ‘red’ country as they can.
Georgia is available for author talks and proof reading.
Email: email@example.com Website: http://georgiatingley.com/ Subscribe to her newsletter: http://georgiatingley.com/contact-us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Georgia-Tingley-Author-1744372182538403 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgiaTingley1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiatingley/