More Than You Ever Needed To Know On How I Write

The Elusive Writing Process. Contemporary Romance Author Lily Malone: queen of the simile, master of the detail, has kindly tagged me to answer some questions on How I Write. And well, after stroking my ego by saying nice things about me on her blog again, I couldn’t refuse. (That’s not entirely true – who can resist a rare chance to talk about themselves?) In the year or so I’ve been fluffing around with one story, Lily (the beanie-clad beauty you see there) has managed to churn out THREE fabulous new…

Just like the best people, some of the best books are an eclectic mix.

GenreCon Just like the best people, some of the best books are an eclectic mix. For those that don’t know, GenreCon (run by the fabulous Queensland Writers Centre)  is a meeting of the minds, a conference for the writers amongst us that have their stories shelved in their own corner of the book shop. Whilst, in fact, that isn’t me, I decided to gatecrash anyway, and see what I could glean from their writing conventions, their readers expectations, and their valuable experience. I write general women’s fiction, and at times,…

Getting Published in Australia

How Do I get Published? The hot question on many writers minds as they stare at that flashing cursor day after day, is will anyone ever read this? How do I even try to get published? Do I need an agent? And what can I do to make my story’s song be heard from the depths of that dreaded slush pile? I’m new to this caper, my novel hasn’t even hit the shelves yet so I’m no expert, but I have been to several writers festivals, panels and workshops covering…

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…

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…