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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.

Sunday 15th October & Sunday 22nd October - Kate will be teaching her Editing Masterclass workshop THE STORY DOCTOR at the Australian Writers Centre in Sydney. SOLD OUT - JOIN THE WAITING LIST HERE. 

Tuesday 17th October -  Join the Friends of the Wingecarribee Libraries for their October author talk with Kate, 18 Bendooley St Bowral, 10-11:30am. BOOK HERE

Thursday 2nd November - In Conversation with Kelly Gardiner, Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke St Melbourne, 6:30-7:30pm. BOOK HERE

Thursday 9th November - A night for all aspiring writers: What do Publishers Want in a Manuscript? HarperCollins Children's Books Australia, Level 13, 201 Elizabeth St Sydney, 6pm BOOK HERE

Wednesday 22nd November - Sydney Braille Forum Annual Award Night, Burwood RSL Sydney, 5-8pm MORE DETAILS HERE

Thursday 23rd November - Adelaide Book launch for The Silver Well with co-author Kim Wilkins at Dymocks Adelaide, 135 Rundle Mall, 6pm, launched by Sean Williams. DETAILS TO COME

Wednesday 29th November - Brisbane Book launch for The Silver Well with co-author Kim Wilkins at Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, 6-8pm, lauched by Angela Slatter BOOK HERE

Thursday 30th November - Sydney Book launch for The Silver Well with co-author Kim Wilkins at Galaxy Books, 131 York St Sydney. 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, Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Rozelle, 10am-4pm. BOOK HERE.