September 8, 2020 : The Mother Fault is here!

Dearests. What a time we are living through. I hope that wherever you are – in lockdown, setting out tentatively into a changed world, or dealing with the incredible challenges this pandemic has brought us (on top of the ones we already had) – that you are keeping safe and …

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, …

Kate’s first book, SKYLARKING was published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2016 and in the UK by Legend Press in 2017. Her second THE MOTHER FAULT is published in Australia by Simon & Schuster in 2020 and in the UK by Harper Collins UK in 2021. Kate’s third novel, THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT was published in Australia by Simon & Schuster in August 2023.

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