Kate's Writing Friends, Wander Woman Blog Series

Wander Woman: Megan in Manila

Back in 2020 I started work on a new writing project titled 'Wander Woman- Intrepid Tales Off The Beaten Track'. This was to be a collection of stories from women who have travelled ‘off the beaten track’, or have overcome adversity e.g. disability in order to travel. I originally planned for this collection to be… Continue reading Wander Woman: Megan in Manila

A NEW RELEASE, Books By Kate, Kate's Writing Friends, Kate's Writing Journey

Stormcrow Silver: Vicious and Ambitious

On August 24th 2022, a very special moment occured on a very special night. Myself and my fellow writer Christine Betts were hosting our first Write & Sip fundraising event for Gold Coast Writers' Association at Whisky Lounge Mudgeeraba. Our writing comrades Kellie and Selena were also in attendance. During the evening, we learned that… Continue reading Stormcrow Silver: Vicious and Ambitious

Inspiration For Writers, Kate's Writing Journey

Reflections: A Finalist in the Wild Atlantic Writing Awards

On December 6th, I received an email from Ireland Writing Retreat that I had been selected as a finalist in the Wild Atlantic Writing Awards in the Flash Fiction category for my entry 'Reflections'. This was a nice little milestone to sneak in before the year's end, and I have certainly started 2023 on a… Continue reading Reflections: A Finalist in the Wild Atlantic Writing Awards

Very Old Quotes

Dawn Riding

When Sarah was a young teenager, still living in Maleny, Queensland, in the 1940s she was given a spirited horse that her elderly neighbour didn’t have the time to train, or the time to take care of. Sarah called her Dawn. She rode her at every opportunity and loved and cared for her more than… Continue reading Dawn Riding

Very Old Quotes

The Wilted Rose Blog Series

2022 marks the tenth anniversary of publishing my debut novel, The Wilted Rose, which tells the story of one Australian family’s struggle with mental illness during the 1960s and 70s. To mark National Mental Health Month, and to celebrate this special anniversary, from now until the end of October, in partnership with Simply Story Poetry,… Continue reading The Wilted Rose Blog Series

Very Old Quotes


On Saturday, I became the President of the Gold Coast Writer’s Association. The Gold Coast Writer’s Association (or GCWA for short) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage and support writers from all genres, age groups, and levels of experience, to grow, learn, and excel in their craft. I attended my first GCWA meeting back… Continue reading President

Kate's Yearly Goals

What Now?

Yesterday I posted an update on what I've been up to writing and publishing wise these past few months while I've been quiet on the blog front. With the publishing of Bedouin Boy on Halloween and Grave Bargains on Friday the 13th of November, my publishing goals for the year have wrapped up, but its… Continue reading What Now?

Kate's Writing Journey

Writing What My Soul Needs Right Now

I admit I had a bit of a meltdown last night. I live in Tweed Heads, in the Norther Rivers region on the Far North Coast of New South Wales in Australia. Tweed Heads is right on the border with Queensland. The suburb of Coolangatta is on the Queensland side, and our two suburbs are… Continue reading Writing What My Soul Needs Right Now

Inspiration For Writers

What It Takes To Be A Fiction Writer

EEP I am so excited about this!! Yesterday I did an interview with Sigrid from Stickybeak Marketing and the Profitable Author Hub, where we talked all things fiction writing. I shared how I became a writer of fiction. the highs and lows along the way and what you need to look for, if you want… Continue reading What It Takes To Be A Fiction Writer