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A fairy-tale infused historical novel for adults set in the late 18 th century, moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution, and inspired by the true story of a quest for a blood-red rose.

The novel will draw upon ‘The Blue Rose,’ a fairy tale set in China about a quest for an impossible rose.


SAVE THE DATE! Kate's appearances in 2017.

KATE FORSYTH - Special Appearances in Dallas, Texas from Thursday June 15 - Saturday June 17 - DON'T MISS OUT!

Friday, June 16th

Kate Forsyth Cactus & Kangaroos Readerathon: 

When: Friday, June 16, 2017; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Half Price Books, Flagship Store, 5803 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231 

Purchase tickets at 

Saturday, June 17th

Kate Forsyth Cactus & Kangaroos Writers Intensive:

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017
• Morning session, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Keeping the Reader Turning the Pages – The Importance of Pace, Suspense, & Surprise

• Afternoon session, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Building the Fictional World

Where: Richardson Woman’s Club 2005 N. Cliffe Dr., Richardson TX 75082
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Thursday 22 June - Kate will be running a full-day workshop THE WRITER'S TOOLBOX at the Historical Novel Society (USA) conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. More information here!

Friday 23 June - Sunday 25 June - Kate will be appearing on panels and other events at the Historical Novel Society (USA) conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. More information here!

Wednesday 28 June - Kate is talking about her books at a special Pop-Up Book Club in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Details to come.

Thursday 29 June - Kate will be talking about writing & her books to the New York Writers Club at DTUT Cafe on the Upper East Side. Details to come.

Tuesday 4 July  -6pm - Kate will be appearing at Kincumber Library to discuss her new book BEAUTY IN THORNS.  More information here!

Wednesday 5 July: An Evening with Kate Forsyth at the Art Gallery of NSW, at the Domain. From 6pm. Kate will be talking about the art, loves & lives of the Pre-Raphaelites. Details to come.  


Thursday 6 July - 6:30-8:30pm - "BEAUTY IN THORNS" Book Launch.  Berkelouw Books, Balgowlah.  FREE event but you must RSVP - details here!

Friday 7 July - Kate is running an ASA Online Workshop: HOW TO GET PUBLISHED. BOOK HERE.


Saturday 8 July Join Kate for High Tea at 'Better Read Than Dead' Bookshop in Newtown from 3pm. Cost: $15. Book here! 

Tuesday 11 July 6:00pm - Kateis appearing at Hawkesbury Library to talk about her new book "BEAUTY IN THORNS". Details here. 

Wednesday 12 July 6:30pm - Kate is appearing at Sutherland Library to discuss "BEAUTY IN THORNS". Details here. 

Saturday 15 July - Kate is teaching her famous 'Plotting & Planning' workshop at the Australian Writers centre, Milsons Point, Sydney, 10am-4pm - Book here! 

Tuesday 18 July - Kate will be appearing at Woollahra Library's Writers & Readers event to discuss BEAUTY IN THORNS, 6.30-8.30pm. More information here.

Wednesday 19 July - Kate will be teaching a full-day writing workshop at the Sholhaven Library, in Nowra . ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT! Book here. 

Wednesday 19 July  - Tonight Kate will be speaking about BEAUTY IN THORNS at Shoalhaven Library.  Details here.

Thursday 20th July - Join Kate at the National Library in Canberra to discuss her new novel, BEAUTY IN THORNS. More information here.

Friday 21 July - 2pm - Kate will be appearing at Kiama Library, 7 Railway Parade, Kiama. Free event but bookings essential. Ring 02 4233 1133 to book.

Friday 21 July - 5.30pm - Author Talk with Kate Forsyth at Thirroul Community Centre. Buy tickets here.

Sunday 6th August - Morning Tea with Kate Forsyth at the Art Gallery of NSW in the Domain. Kate will be talking about the art, loves & lives of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Wednesday 9th August - Kate will be guest speaking at Shore School's annual literary lunch.  

Friday 11 August - Kate will be teaching a full-day writing workshop at LOVE GONE WILD, the 26th Annual Romance Writers of Australia conference in BrisbaneMore details here.

Saturday 12 August & Sunday 13 August - Kate is giving the Keynote Address at LOVE GONE WILD, the 26th Annual Romance Writers of Australia conference in BrisbaneMore details here.

Wednesday 16 August - Kate will be talking about her books at Marrickville Library from 7.45pm. Details to come.

Sunday 27 August - Sunday 3rd September - Kate will be in the Cotswolds, UK with her HISTORY, MYSTERY & MAGIC Literary Tour & Writing Retreat. BOOK NOW!     

Friday 8 September - Sunday 10 September - Kate will be appearing at the Historical Novel Society conference (Australasia) in Melbourne, with a special celebration of her new novel "BEAUTY IN THORNS" at the Opening Night Cocktail party. Check out the whole program here.  

Tuesday 12 September - Kate will be one of a stellar line up of children's authors at the brilliant Lunch with the Stars event at St Patrick's in Manly. BOOKED OUT.

Sunday 15 October & Sunday 22 October - Kate will be teaching her Editing Masterclass workshop THE STORY DOCTOR at the Australian Writers Centre in Sydney. Details to come. 

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12th November - Kate will be at GenreCon in Brisbane to launch "The Silver Well", a magical collection of short stories written with Kim Wilkins. Details to come.

Sunday 19th November - Kate will be in Melbourne to run a workshop for the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild. Details to come.

Saturday 2nd December - Stuck in a writing rut? Shackled by fear & doubt? Kate is running her famous 'Blasting Through Writers' Block' workshop at the NSW Writers Centre. Details to come.