Helene Smith - Australian Author

The Potter's SonWelcome to the website of Helene Smith and the launch of her new book.
The Potter’s Son (2001 - 2017), Macmillan Australia (for readers 11 plus).

A little book, the story is set in the magnificent wilderness region of north Western Australia. Readers, young and old will relate to the multiple themes explored in this modern myth. 

Click here for inside information and insights into the The Potter’s Son including teacher resources and lesson plans.

Copies of The Potter's Son can be purchased through book sellers and from www.macmillan.com.au.

A limited number of signed copies are also available from the author by email helene@helenesmith.com.au

Children's Books

Helene Smith is best known for her children's books, including "Dreamstone", "Leaping the Tingles", "Operation Clancy" and "Children of Morwena". You can find more information about each of these books including reviews, extracts from letters, illustrations, writing activities and where to purchase the book, in the Books section of this web site.

Creative Writing

For writers young and old and teachers who wish to inspire a love of books and writing:

Within these pages you will find keys to the heart and framework of narrative; understanding setting and the links between character and plot as well as hints and pointers to find the writer within yourself.

You can find more information about creative writing, including resources for teachers and students in the Writing section of this web site.

Fun Stuff

Interested in a fourth dimension? In the quirky and the just plain bizarre? Want to try a cure for heaviness of heart (or feet)? Then sample our Fun Stuff page, the consequences of which Helene absolves herself of all responsibility.


Helene Smith is a member of the Fellowship of WA Writers, at Tom Collins House in Swanbourne and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. The Contact section of this website contains links to these writing groups, as well as information on how to contact the author.


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