Rebecca Laffar-Smith is a science fiction and fantasy author who helps readers escape reality and experience possibility. She also writes children's books under the name Bec J. Smith. She is a strong advocate for early childhood literacy and support for children with language and literacy difficulties such as dyslexia.
Rebecca loves presenting workshops for children, teens, and adults and has a range of workshops, talks, and presentations on writing, publishing, and literacy. She’s an advocate, coach, and mentor for fellow writers and plays an active role in the community as an events coordinator and municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month and Writing Around Western Australia.
Rebecca Laffar-Smith always yearned to explore the wonders of this world and beyond. She grew up in the magic of wonder and darkness that was 80’s 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 someday running a writer’s 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.
Kids Can Make Picture Books [Town of Port Hedland & surrounds] Children's Book Week 2019 - Booked to present for the full week.
Social Media for Authors [Society of Women Writers] July 2019 & [Rockingham Writers Centre] June 2019.
Poetry Anthology Winner [Armadale Writers Group] May 2019.
Plot Storming [Rockingham Writers Centre] February 2019.
Kids Can Make Picture Books [Shire of Collie & surrounds] Children's Book Week 2018 - Booked to present for the full week.
Publ. date: 2018
Genre: Children's Action Chapter Books
City of Light
Publ. date: 2018
Genre: Y.A. Science Fiction
P.I. Penguin Series
Publ. date: 2015
Genre: Older Children's Picture Books
The Flight of Torque
Publ. date: 2014
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Get in touch
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