Members' Online Acknowledgments

 

SHEILA BUSHBY

I have been a member of Women’s Writers WA since 1997. As I live 200 miles from Perth, I belong to a writer’s Circle and contribute to “Dreamweavers” magazine. I write short stories, poetry and articles on various subjects, including accounts of my travels to a number of overseas countries, the last of these being Nepal in 2007. I have also recently completed a children’s story.

In 2002, I won a prize for my poem “Fishing” which was also published in “Galloping On XIII.” Although I haven’t achieved a lot, I enjoy writing and battle hopefully on.

 

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Raelene Hall is a freelance writer and magazine publisher. She is also a voluntary editor for two magazines. The magazines are the state and national magazines of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (inc) Aust.

She writes a weekly column titled ‘Station Life’ for the Midwest Times paper in Geraldton. The column title comes from her home location which is a station 210 km north-east of Meekatharra.

In 2007 Raelene self published a collection of her columns in  a book ‘ A Legitimate Bush Woman’, which proved to be very popular.

Raelene can be contacted via email at kmkpublishing@gmail.com

 

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Lyn Bodycoat

Lyn is the author of A Rough Road, which she wrote as a testament to Flo, her grandmother, as she realised the hardship involved for women with families during the Depression, particularly for migrants.

"A Rough Road" is a ghost memoir. The story describes Flo and Bill Brown's arrival in WA after escaping The Troubles.  Their homesickness pervades the text as a life of struggle during the Depression unfolds. The decade leading up to WW 2 provides opportunities that strengthens them and Flo and Bill emerge as stronger individuals as they envelope the challenges that life throws at them.