Birthday Celebrations: Specials across Kindle ebooks and paperbacks!

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned earlier this week, in celebration of my birthday TODAY on Friday the 9th of September, I am celebrating by give something back to YOU, my readers!

Over the course of this weekend from Friday 9th-Sunday 11th September (AEST) there are a number of promotions running for my Kindle ebooks: Paid To Dance, The Wilted Rose and The New Neighbors will be discounted, while my individual short stories will be FREE across the three days!

I absolutely love being able to share my stories with the world, and I hope you enjoy these exciting promotions!

FREE Kindle ebooks!

The New Neighbors

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 A curious teenager uncovers a sinister neighbourhood secret when he loses his football across the fence. Click HERE to download The New Neighbors FREE from the Kindle Store.

 

House Arrest

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A young woman goes to excessive lengths to keep her home safe from intruders, but it is on the inside that the danger lies. Click HERE to download House Arrest FREE from the Kindle Store.

Call Your Grandma

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Witnessing a tragedy causes a bystander to reflect on the events of her day, and her life. Click HERE to download Call Your Grandma for FREE from the Kindle Store.The Graveyard Shift

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Based on true events, The Graveyard Shift tells the story of a medical student working the night shift experiencing unusual occurences at the old hospital where he works.

DISCOUNTED Kindle Ebooks and Paperbacks!

Paid To Dance: Stripping Past & Present

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Paid To Dance: Stripping Past & Present is a comprehensive insight into the stripping industry, from its origins to its modern day evolution. Everyday women share stories of working in gentleman’s clubs, paying their way through university, funding travel and even escaping homelessness and crime. Parents and partners offer intriguing perspectives of their loved one’s occupation, and a manager shares his experiences overseeing the operations of a real gentleman’s club.
Paid To Dance looks inside the trials and tribulations of exotic dancers throughout history into the present day, and explores a livelihood that is often rewarding and always challenging.

Click HERE to view and purchase Paid To Dance on Amazon. For a signed copy posted within Australia, please email katekelsen@gmail.com for further details.

 

The New Neighbors

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The New Neighbors is a collection of eight psychological suspense short stories, exploring the secrets hidden behind closed doors, and the dark side of the human psyche. In the title story, a curious teenager uncovers a sinister neighborhood secret when he loses his football over the fence. In A Kind Gesture, a lonely divorcee picks up a young hitchhiker, but all is not as it seems. The New Neighbors is a mix of twisted stories and unsettling characters, compiled into a cleverly written short fiction collection.

To view and purchase The New Neighbors on Amazon, click on the links below:

For Kindle, click HERE

For Paperback, click HERE

For a signed paperback copy posted within Australia, please email katekelsen@gmail.com for further details.

 

The Wilted Rose

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The Wilted Rose is the story of one Australian family’s struggle with mental illness during the 1960s and 70s. The story depicts the rise and fall of ambitious young woman Sarah Ross, whose pursuit of a nursing career in the 1950s is challenged by tradition and religion. After Sarah’s mental health deteriorates, her dedicated husband Jack adopts the role of her carer, and their daughter Grace must survive adolescence through great adversity, before their family finally receive a definitive diagnosis for Sarah’s condition. The Wilted Rose is a moving story of passion, heartache, and unbreakable family bonds.

Click HERE to view and purchase The Wilted Rose on Amazon. For a signed paperback copy posted iwthin Australia, please email katekelsen@gmail.com.

Thank-you once again to all of my readers for your ongoing support, and for helping me to celebrate my birthday! I hope that you enjoy these promotions this weekend!

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A Special Midweek Announcement!

I’m very excited to be making this special midweek announcement!

As some of you may know, it is my birthday this Friday 9th September, and to celebrate I would like to give something back to YOU, my readers!

Over the course of the weekend from Friday 9th-Sunday 11th September I am going to be running a number of promotions for my Kindle ebooks. Paid To Dance, The Wilted Rose and The New Neighbors will be discounted, while my individual short stories will be free across the three days!

I absolutely love being able to share my stories with the world, and I hope you enjoy these exciting promotions!

 

Click HERE to view all of Kate’s books on Amazon!

Transcript: Byron Writers Festival Author Interview

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As requested, this week in my Friday blog post I am posting a text transcript of my interview with Roz Hopkins at the Byron Writers Festival.

Roz Hopkins: First you could tell us a little bit about your path as a writer, because I know you’ve got three books, so lets start  from the beginning to where we are today.

Kate Kelsen: Well, I’ve been a storyteller for as long as I can remember, telling stories sinec I was two years old. I started with drawing at a very young age, which eventually evolved into pictures with a little bit of words, and then throughout primary school and high school and into adulthood I transitioned into writing text only.

Roz Hopkins: So you’ve got three books…

Kate Kelsen: Yes, so my first book is The Wilted Rose, which is actually a fictionalized account of my own family’s story. My grandmother suffered from Bipolar Disorder during the 1960s and ’70s, so it was about hers and my mother’s experiences during that time.

And then my short story book is called The New Neighbors. Alot of those stories I began writing in high school, they’ve obviously been revised since then. I released that book in February this year.
And Paid To Dance was released on Friday 5th August 2016.

Roz Hopkins: We’re going to talk about your publishing process, because I know the way you’ve approached that is really interesting, but before we do that we’ll talk about Paid To Dance. So can you tell us a little bit about this book? The inspiration for this book, what it is about and how you went about putting it together?

Kate Kelsen: It’s an interesting story. I started working on this book in 2013. I had to come to know a little about the stripping industry and the people that were involved in it. I thought this was going to be a really interesting story, because I have read a lot of books similar to this about women who have worked as exotic dancers, but most of them are written by women who are working in America and other parts of the world. There haven’t been any books that have been written about this subject in Australia.

Also, a lot of other books talk more about the lifestyle and glamour associated with stripping. I wanted to give a more holistic view of this industry. There’s fourteen stories from different women who have worked in the industry…

Roz Hopkins: So they’re in the first person?

Kate Kelsen: Yes, they’re written in the first person. At the start of the book there is a history of the industry of exotic dance. Many countries around the world have had exotic dance as part of their culture throughout history, so that is at the start of the book. I also did an interview with a club manager up in Queensland, and a customer from one of the clubs, a partner and a parent.

Click HERE to view and purchase Kate Kelsen’s books

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