The First Time Podcast

I’ve been working on a new project all about writing and writers and books with my friend, writer Katherine Collette.

The First Time Podcast is part reality show, part writers’ master class – a podcast about the the first time you publish a book.

Over the seventeen episodes of Season One, Katherine and I chat about all her questions and emotions leading up to the publication of her debut novel, The Helpline (Text Publishing) and we speak to acclaimed Australian writers about how they got through their first time, and what they learned in the process.

Supported by Writers Victoria, ACT Writers Centre and RMIT School of Media and Communication, we are so excited to be bringing you the full season from September, 2018.

In the meantime, you can check out our trailers and subscribe via iTunes, Audioboom or wherever you get your podcasts. And follow us on Instagram or Twitter to stay up to date with all our news!

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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