April 3, 2019

INTERVIEW: Stephanie Parkyn

Today I interview Stephanie Parkyn, author of the book I have just reviewed Into the World: Are you a daydreamer too? I didn’t think so, but when […]
January 8, 2019

THE BLUE ROSE: My Novel-in-Progress

For two years I have been working on a novel called The Blue Rose. It tells the story of Viviane de Ravoisier, the daughter of a […]
October 25, 2018

WRITING: To Plot or Not?

To plot, or not to plot – that is the question … One question that I get asked a lot: Are you a plotter or a […]
October 25, 2018

The fascinating story of the woman who wrote Australia’s first children’s book (my great-great-great-grandmother)

Last week I did an hour-long interview with Richard Fidler on his hugely popular ABC Radio Show  ‘Conversations’ (click the link to listen to the whole interview). […]
October 25, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Kate Forsyth about writing THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN

October 25, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Books That Haunt a Child Forever

BOOKS THAT HAUNT A CHILD FOREVER Bertrand Russell said, ‘There are only two motives for reading a book: one, that you can enjoy it; two, that […]
October 25, 2018

THE SEAFORTH DOOM: A true Scottish curse which helped inspire my novel THE PUZZLE RING

Earlier this week I wrote about THE PUZZLE RING, my children’s time travel adventure set in Scotland, as it has a great deal in it about […]
October 25, 2018

THE IMPOSSIBLE QUEST: Eight-year-old readers tell me what they think

Dear Kate I am the teacher of a year 3-4 class in a small rural school, just outside Hamilton, in New Zealand. I picked up a […]
October 25, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Fairy Retellings

A few months ago, I gave a speech on fairy tales at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. I’ve had a lot of queries from people who […]