Helen Iles

(Author / Publisher / Creative Writing Tutor)



A born and bred Western Australian, Helen writes poetry, articles, short stories and novesl and has been published in Australia and overseas. She has won awards for her poetry and short stories and was placed third in a Mystery Novel Writers competition with her second novel. She has won the coveted Society trophy, the Bronze Quill, in 2007 and again in 2010, and in 2012 won the Best Film Script Idea in the Scarlett Stilleto competition.


Writing training materials and delivering training for a living, Helen regularly conducts Creative Writing workshops around the State.  In 2012, Helen launched a creative writing training DVD series Your Private Tutor. The series currently consists of Story Writing, Writing Challenges and Writing Your Memoirs. She is currently at work producing further DVDs covering a wide range of writing topics including Write Your Novel.


Helen is the current President of Society of Women Writers WA.

In 2000, seeing the difficulty local authors were having being accepted for publication, she opened a publishing business with the aim of promoting Western Australian authors, and began providing publishing opportunities and manuscript services to those endeavouring to see their work in print. 

Linellen Press has been operating since July 2000 and has produced numerous quality books under its Flying Horse imprint. Book categories range from Cookery, Fiction, Non-fiction, Children’s novels, and Poetry. The Choice Words Writers Handbooks series was the first publication released. Books can be purchased on-line, further helping authors reach the worldwide market. The Teddy Books imprint was launched in 2016 and is reserved for books featuring Teddy Bears.

Linellen Press can be accessed at http://www.linellenpress.com.au   

 Author of:

  • Ride A Crock Horse, Poems of a Breaker
  • Penny’s Silver Dragon  (Children’s novel)
  • Writing Poetry – Simplified (Text)
  • The Horse-Keepers - e-book
  • Of Bushmen and Brumbies
  • Bitter Comes the Storm e-book
  • Where's Jenny -  e-book
  • We Are Different, You and I - Children's Picture Book

 Co-author of:

  •  Choice Words – Characters 1 & 2
  •  Choice Words – Surrounds
  •  Choice Words – Book of Challenges
  •  Thursday Symphonies