JOSEPH RAFFA was born in 1927 in Fremantle, Western Australia. He enjoyed an idyllic childhood roaming the bush and the seashore. In his teens Joseph became a dedicated atheist, looking to science for answers to the riddles of life and the universe. Then, in his early twenties, he experienced a moment of discovery that transformed his life. As Joseph’s life opened out spiritually following this awakening, he was inspired to put pen to paper to encourage others to embark on their own journey of discovery. Joseph died of cancer in 2010, leaving behind a legacy of inspirational writing which is now being made available to a wider audience. Visit www.towardsthesilentheart.com for more information about Joseph and his books.
Teena Raffa-Mulligan looks like a responsible adult. Don’t be fooled—it’s a disguise. The real Teena is a kid who gets a kick out of playing with words and having adventures on the page. Her publications for children include poems, short stories, picture books, chapter books and middle grade novels. She loves sharing her passion for books and writing with people of all ages and encouraging them to write their own stories. Visit www.teenaraffamulligan.com for more information about Teena and her writing life.
Teena writes romance and adult fiction as Teena Raffa. She is a writer, reader and daydream believer who believes there is magic in every day if you choose to find it. Teena has an Italian/English background and grew up surrounded by an extended family of natural story tellers whose tales about their lives captured her imagination. Books also opened a window into the exciting world of make believe and her ambition to be a writer was born at an early age. Teena’s childhood dream was to become a prima ballerina and write novels in the dressing room between performances. Instead she married young and had three children who kept her on her toes while they were growing up and inspired much of her early writing for children.
Now retired after a long career in journalism, she is enjoying the freedom to concentrate on writing fiction and is enjoying her newfound flirtation with romance.
Teena’s passions are writing and reading. She loves spring sunshine, flowers, birdsong, walks along the seashore and spending time with her family.