October 3, 2018 : Getting unstuck

So, I got stuck with my manuscript. Dealt with some setbacks, had a bit of a mental health crash, kept trying to push through and remain totally immersed in the project, stubborn and determined as per usual. I’m a definite multitasker (often distracted, always a million things on the go), …

February 15, 2018 : What we lost

My summer is all beach. Even now, with the kids back at school and kinder, we sneak away to the sea for weekends, swim in rivers in evenings pinked with cloud, don’t bother to brush the sand from the car, or put the camping gear away, pretending we can stretch …

August 20, 2017 : Bravery by increment.

One tentative email leads to an adventure on the high seas.

June 28, 2017 : Adventuring

I used to think that life would be easier with a regular 9-5 job, a steady wage, a routine. A stress-head from way back, I thought that this would take all the anxiety away, and that I’d be blissfully chilled out. Not so, obviously. While I adored full time teaching, …

June 6, 2017 : A Bundanon Day

Partly because I imagine I will forget, and partly to illuminate this strange zone of how I write when I have all day to write – here is a day in my life at Bundanon, an artist’s retreat in a magnificent valley in Shoalhaven, where I’m currently lucky enough to …

Kate’s first book, SKYLARKING was published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2016 and in the UK by Legend Press in 2017.