Rebecca Laffar-Smith

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A professional writer since 1998 I spent twelve-years as a freelance writer, editor, and web technician before turning my focus to fiction writing and publishing. I love writing children's books, science fiction / fantasy novels and novellas, and romance books and stories. More importantly, I love focusing on my passion for telling transformative stories. I share and promote the joy of reading, writing, and telling stories that inspire and ignite readers to be the best versions of themselves.

* I create books and stories for children and adults of all ages, abilities, and interests;
* I present engaging author talks and fun workshops for children and adults about writing, publishing, and literacy;
* I advocate for awareness and acceptance of p
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Rebecca Laffar-Smith It's hard to define "most recent" so I'm going to talk about the one that's recently finished, written, and ready to be published.

"One Last Goodbye" i…more
It's hard to define "most recent" so I'm going to talk about the one that's recently finished, written, and ready to be published.

"One Last Goodbye" is what I fondly refer to as my "funeral book". It's the story of a young boy discovering the many and varied "why" of funeral traditions from cultures around the world in a very short, simple, sweet, picture book.

The story came to me when my then 11 year old son who is Autistic, couldn't understand why we needed to attend my grandmother's funeral. We had all been very close to Grandy and the funeral was an important way for our family to acknowledge her death, but being very literal and pragmatic, my son didn't understand what it was about and why it was necessary. "One Last Goodbye" was my answer to him, and to all children who are often facing the first funeral they attend at around the same age. It shows children that these traditions are important and are celebrated all around the world in many ways, for many reasons, but in all traditions, a funeral is a chance to say "One Last Goodbye" to a treasured loved one now lost.(less)
Rebecca Laffar-Smith This year I'm spending a lot of time reading non-fiction, particularly about Dyslexia, Autism, and Business. But I also discovered that I haven't read…moreThis year I'm spending a lot of time reading non-fiction, particularly about Dyslexia, Autism, and Business. But I also discovered that I haven't read everything Traci Harding has written so I'm also spending reading time this year finding and devouring the rest of her books. I'd love to know what's on YOUR reading list! Send me an email to admin@aulexic.com.au and let me know. :-)(less)
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