Author of Children of Morwena, Dreamstone & Tingles
Children of Morwena
This is more than a book about survival.
Andre and Leila, teenagers of the future and their young sister, Bonnie are thrust into a life of chaos after an enemy strike on their home city of Morwena. They are forced to combat the deadly GRIM and others with their own dark agendas but the will to be reunited, to find love, joy and to create a common life is strong.
Above all, Children of Morwena is about the many sides of love and the need to belong.
Cosmic in concept Children of Morwena is symbolic of those issues which threaten the healthy survival of young people into the…
Essential reading for every adolescent facing the 21st century.
Dr Trish Sherwood
I wish I had a friend, just one friend who would listen. I wish I could write a story, just one story I could finish. I wish everything could be like it was last summer.
On her last holiday with her dad since her parents split up, Lucy is unhappy. Even her talent for writing stories has deserted her.
But Lucy’s wishes are answered when a strange being called Sharni comes from outer space to bring colour back into her life.
Dreamstone is a magical story of adventure, friendship and dreams that come true.
This is a gorgeous book with excellent illustrations for everyone age six and up! A must-have on the bookshelf for everyone of every age!
The Launceston Examiner
Smith’s writing for children is wildly inventive and a delight to read.
David Cowan, Western Australian.
Leaping the Tingles
In the beginning, Celia seemed like a normal kid, but then…
I crept out onto the balcony while Mum, Dad and Big Olive talked….”I’ve seen how she is and I’m almost certain she is going to turn out like Hetty,” said Big Olive. “It’s the wohunk streak…”
After a short nursing career, Helene married a school teacher and raised a large family, whilst all the time writing ‘covertly’ as a young mother – short fiction, private journal writing and poetry, honing her craft through TAFE correspondence courses. After studying Education and English and obtaining a degree as a mature student at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury, Western Australia, she wrote her first book; Operation Clancy (1994) was inspired by a wish to produce an ‘easy to read’ thriller for reluctant older readers.
Since then, the sheer joy of invention and a fascination with the writing process has kept Helene in there. An experienced presenter and writer/facilitator in schools, community centres and institutions for adult learners she delights in sharing the writing process with others.
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