Wendy Beach

Biography

Wendy Beach lives in Perth, Western Australia. She studied writing at Edith Cowan University. Several of her short stories are published in the Green Egg and the Dark Eclipse Magazine. She lives in an old house on a large tree-filled block near the Swan River. She shares her home with teenagers and a family of blue tongue lizards. In her spare time, she tends her organic vegetable patch and assorted fruit trees. She also enjoys painting impressionist landscapes.

2016:

- Sea Widow's Sonnet published in the Creatrix Poetry & Haiku Journal
- Sea Widow's Sonnet displayed as a poster in building 5 at Edith Cowan University and reproduced in the Writing section of the Graduate Show catalogue.
- The Adventures of the Belmonsters, a Community Children's Book (Co-operative authorship) focusing on Belmont History and Monsters published in November (Softcover)
- Became the Submissions Manager for the Creatrix Poetry & Haiku Journal, Committee Member for WA Poets Inc. in September
- Sea Widow's Sonnet Highly Commended (second place) in the Talus Literary Prize in October
- Lessons in Enjambment published The Westerly Literary Magazine (online New Creative Edition)
- The Witch Who Ate Autumn, novel completed (in editing process)
- Pelican Smile has been picked up by Barnes and Noble online in eBook format.
- An Alien in an Alien Land has been picked up by Collins Booksellers (Australia) in eBook format

2015:

- Completed the novel;The Night Jasmine (unpublished; Commended in the T.A.G. Hungerford Award, 2016)
- Sonnet For A Native Girl, 1974, Commended in the ECU Talus Prize for the Poem
- Lessons in Enjambment (poem) showcased at the ECU graduation ceremony

2014:

- An Alien in an Alien Land (short story - horror) published in issue 35 of Dark Eclipse eZine
- Pelican Smile (short story) published on Smashwords and is translated into Russian
- The Visitor, Winner of the ECU Talus Prize for best short story (literary)
- The Visitor (short story) is translated into Russian
- Brushstrokes (long, Australian story), Shortlisted in the William Todhunter Literary Award
- Suggested to the Ruth Faulkner Library to open a community writing group - established in 2015 (current)

Where to find Wendy Beach online


Where to buy in print


Books

A Date for the End of the World and Other Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: Australian English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of modern poetry by Western Australian Author and Poet, Wendy Beach. These poems are mostly free verse, although A Dozen Quail Eggs is a concrete poem. Lessons in Enjambment was showcased at the Edith Cowan University graduation ceremony and later published in the prestigious, Westerly literary magazine.
Wish I Did Not Love You And Other Tertiary Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Wish I did not love you and other tertiary poems is a collection of modern poems. They were written by Western Australian Author and Poet, Wendy Beach. This eBook would make a great little gift for someone you know who loves or is learning to write poetry.
Brushstrokes 2
Price: $1.10 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00)
Skye discovers she is pregnant. She isn't quite sure who the father is. Not that it matters, she isn't planning on keeping the baby. She searches for a way to get a late term termination over east. Meanwhile, her current boyfriend, indigenous Koori, Dylan, is searching for something else, and her ex, Josh, is only seeking the next wave to catch as he flees parenthood.
Amina
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: Australian English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » Australian & Oceanian
(4.00)
'Amina' is a ten minute play script. A tragedy. Three characters (2m/1f). One or some of the characters are ghosts. The audience will not know who is alive, and who is not until the end. The piece is set in 1980s Lebanon, during the long civil war, in the basement of an apartment building that has collapsed due to bombing. Khalil says he has come from the future, in a near-death, drug induced sp
Посетительница
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: Russian. Published: November 15, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Короткий рассказ о женщине, пытающейся справиться с ситуацией погружения своей матери в старческое слабоумие. В 2014 году этот рассказ стал победителем ежегодного конкурса короткого рассказа Talus, проводящегося в Университете Эдит Кован в городе Перт (Австралия). Перевел с английского языка и опубликовал Boris Seaweed.
The Visitor
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: Australian English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00)
A short story about a woman coping with her mother's downward spiral into dementia. Winner of the 2014 Talus Prize for short literary story.
An Alien in an Alien Land
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: Australian English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
It is the summer of 1978. Prosper is travelling alone through the remote Nullarbor Plain. As a young, female cadet-reporter for a small newspaper, The Perth Observer, she dreams of bigger things. She is searching for the 'elusive exclusive' that will help her career take off. Her dream is about to come true - an armoured alien creature, hell bent on sticking probes into her eyes...(AU English)
Улыбка пеликана
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: Russian. Published: June 6, 2014 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Когда умирает отец Пенни Лейтон, в ее душе образуется огромная брешь. Ей не дает покоя мысль о том, что она не знает, когда и где будет погребен его прах. Доведенная до отчаяния Пенни, пробирается в дом мачехи с тем, чтобы похитить урну с прахом отца и спасти от заточения его дух. Но при этом освобождает от смятения свою душу. Перевел с английского Boris Seaweed.
Brushstrokes
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: Australian English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00)
*Shortlisted in the 2014 Tod Hunter Literary Award.* This is a short story about an Indigenous Australian art teacher, frustrated by bereavement and the loss of her heritage in an ever changing world. This is a modern, contemporary literary piece set in Perth, Western Australia,.
Pelican Smile
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive

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Wendy Beach's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Wendy Beach

  • At the End of the Universe on March 21, 2014

    What a lovely story. You have set up a great 'fantasy' world at the end of the universe, and the characters are heartbreaking, convincing and joyous. Thanks for the read.
  • The Dark Side on April 16, 2014

    An excellent example of a short story written in 2nd person. The tension building up was marvelous and the character came over as authentic. Loved the ending too.
  • Adventures with a Moke on May 22, 2014

    A hilarious true story about one man and his Moke! Thanks for the enjoyable read. Well done.
  • Snow Gum River on May 22, 2014

    Thanks for the interesting read. The female bush-ranger's character is well developed. Enjoyable :)
  • Looking for Bianca: a short story on May 22, 2014

    A very well written story about a woman who has lost her sister, and the healing process. I loved the garden setting and your characters journey.
  • Lessons in Eating Soup on May 25, 2014

    Wow! You have done an excellent job on this story. It is a fantastic read. I enjoyed it very much. It is well paced and the literary devices are well used without being overused. Excellent.
  • Potatoes to Gold on May 25, 2014

    I enjoyed reading your charming and heartwarming story. Excellent.
  • The Kindness of Strangers on May 29, 2014

    Hello Alison. I loved your story and the moral dilemma that it raises. The piece is well written and the back story is slipped in nicely. Pam's character and dialogues are excellently executed and believable. Great ending too. Well done.
  • Beyond the Crossing on May 29, 2014

    Hi Lorraine, I enjoyed the story about a woman who is so enthusiastic about the outback that, perhaps, her one chance at a new relationship is lost because of it. Or, maybe not- the last line changed everything (great twist) and I like that the ending is open. You have done well and made me smile. Now I have to wonder if she will take a new journey, find another person to date in Perth or spend the next couple of years chatting to Mike online! Smart.
  • The One-Act on Nov. 12, 2014

    An excellent play. Extremely funny and well suited to a large high school cast. I enjoyed it from start to end. Excellent concepts. Well done :)
  • The Crocus Bed (Short) on Dec. 01, 2014

    Loved the storyline. A nicely written piece. I felt like I was right there with her. The confrontations between her and the sheriff were exceptional. I like to think the Indians caused the fire at the end :-)
  • A Walk In The Sun on Dec. 02, 2014

    In enjoyable read. Polly's single minded determination is admirable, despite the outcomes. A good look into the social order of county life.
  • Conversion Rites and Wrongs on Dec. 09, 2014

    A nice little comedy to brighten my day :) I love the ending of the piece, ah, middle aged men. And yes, she's twice as smart as he is ;)