About

Brisbane writer Kylie Kaden is a self-diagnosed bookworm and chocoholic. Raised in Queensland, she spent holidays camping with her parents and two brothers at the Sunshine Coast, where much of Losing Kate was set. She now lives in Brisbane with her husband and three young sons. As the only female in a house of males, Kylie tops up her sanity by writing whilst her youngest naps (and the washing mounts). She is adamant the next edition to the Kaden household will be Female…and canine. Kylie graduated with an honours degree…

Will I ever just read again?

I’m new to this gig. I am a shiny faced front-rower, wide-eyed and willing to take it all in, and I’m enjoying the ride. However, one thing I haven’t gotten used to, is that I can’t seem to just read a novel anymore without my editor cap firmly pushing on my ears. I hone in on opening paras, get suspicious of throw away lines, analyse hooks and red herrings. I assess tense, point of view, even commas get my attention. Whilst I’m learning, I wonder if I will ever simply read…

Losing Kate

Kylie’s debut novel Losing Kate was released by Random House April 2014. Read the official blurb here #1 Fiction on iTunes April 2014. “This fantastic debut shifts back and forth between present and past, easing out the suspense at a masterful clip. With a great ear for dialogue, and a crackling sense of humor, author Kylie Kaden makes you care deeply for her troubled protagonists.” iBook Editor’s Notes. I’m delighted to announce that Losing Kate was chosen in the Random 10 – the top 10 books people are talking about…

Parenting Articles

For all the parents out there who like a dose of reality (instead of unrealistic, eternally heartwarming stories that are commonplace), have a browse of the latest My Child Australia Magazine. Along with a lot of facts on pregnancy and childbirth, you will find honest accounts of parenting in the naughties in my columns. I’m no expert. The wheels fall off for me every day at some point.  But I hope that sharing my thoughts on the challenges of family life, might just make a fellow parent feel less alone…

On Writing

During one of my first masterclasses at the Queensland Writers Center, a fellow author recommended I join Romance Writers of Australia (RWA). Considering I haven’t even read a Mills and Boon, I said, “But I don’t write romance,” to which she replied “Neither do I!” She went on to explain how this fabulous organisation takes new writers under their wing, teaches them to write, regardless of genre, and puts them in touch with other writers.  I took her advice, joined up and found her to be correct. RWA also manage…

Contact

Contact Kylie by emailing:                                                        contact@kyliekaden.com.au  Losing Kate will be available in print and ebook formats from Random House Australia in early 2014. More information available later in the year. Follow Kylie on Facebook at                                                            facebook.com/KylieKadenAuthor Thanks for stopping by!  

Rockstar Afternoon

I just opened my author photo shoot proofs from Anna Gilbert Photography. What a fantastic job she’s done! Not only did the heavens produce perfect weather for us on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, I felt like a rockstar for the afternoon (a very rare event in my world of sweeping up crushed Weetbix and stepping on Lego mines). Anna provided delightful company as I learned to keep my chin out and head down, and she produced great pics (got to love those secret camera angles to hide double chins!? And…