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Members Acknowledgments


June Kingston Smith

Born in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth, England, June came to WA with her family when she was seven. She moved to Perth from Yarloop when she was 16 to start work, first as a Secretary, then in the Supreme Court as a Dictaphone operator.

She married her childhood sweetheart, and has two children and three grandchildren - her grandson, Adam, 13, ran second in the 2019 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers, writing in the same genre as June.

Joining SWWWA in 1986, June has been on the committee for many years and for eight years wrote the newsletter on her old Imperial typewriter. She won the Bronze Quill Award (judged by Tim Winton) for her short story In Another Place in 1986; won first prize in a competition for the Australian Pacific Region in 1996. She has had stories read on radio and  articles published in the Travel and Habitat magazine.

Her favourite genre is supernatural/fantasy/horror (and maybe romance) and she has just published her first book with Linellen Press, Perth - Stories From Another Place, which includes her Bronze Quill and ITC entries.

The book is available from June, from Planet Books and Beaufort Street Books in Mt Lawley, and on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/author/june-kingstonsmith).


Cheryl Workman-Davies

Cheryl has a passion for life and has always enjoyed the invisible world of words. Her broad range of interests provides fuel for her vivid imagination and is the inspiration for her stories. She has published work as part of group projects in both fiction and non-fiction and has several works in progress in a wide variety of genres. You can find out more about Cheryl and her writing adventures by visiting


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Liz Gent

  Midnight Owl is my first published book of 30 poems and 11 illustrations highlighting everyday happenings in a humorous and quirky style.

  My inspiration for writing funny poems came from hearing and reading Pam Ayres' poetry.

  I am currently writing a non-fiction book of short stories about the animals that have been at my local dog pound where I have volunteered for 17 years.

  Midnight Owl is available on Amazon


 Liz can be contacted by email 4liz1948@gmail.com