The Luminary

Bessie crouched in the bushes at the top of the paddock. Kangaroos grazed nearby, a joey peeked out of his mother’s pouch as she nosed the grass. The sky was a pale blaze, grey blue with the menace of heat. The house was below, its slate roof dotted with patches of moss, like countries on … More The Luminary

Stone Circle Launch

Kate Murdoch’s debut novel ‘Stone Circle’ will be launched by Dr Jacqueline Ross. December 6 2017 5.00pm Page 8, 543 Hampton Street, Hampton, Victoria ? Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the…

Stone Circle Preorder

Hi everyone, Here are the links so far for preorder of #StoneCircle ahead of release on December 1st. Getting close! x Amazon: Amazon Australia: Book Depository: Booktopia: Kobo: Barnes and Noble:

An Awakening

It was the first holiday Rahda had taken since the funeral one year before. Numbed and hollowed out, she had buried herself in work. She was on an island in the Whitsundays. Her hut on the beach was thin-walled but cosy, with rattan furniture and a lazily-spinning fan. There was a sunlounge on a small … More An Awakening

Book Review — The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman

There are multiple layers to this book — it drew me in on so many levels. The author uses her own history to ask questions about love, relationships, monogamy and hidden desires. She bravely questions — why is monogamy seen as the most acceptable way to conduct a relationship, and what would happen if we … More Book Review — The Dangerous Bride by Lee Kofman

Cover Reveal – Stone Circle

Hello all, I’m delighted to reveal the cover of ‘Stone Circle’ as well as a definite publication date—December 2017. Those of you who know about my background in graphic design and painting will have an idea of just how annoying I would have been in finalising this image with the publisher. It captures the narrative…

Something lost

It was a black one-piece, low-cut with a drawstring, criss-crossed almost to the waist. The woman in the picture simmered. Lorena ran her finger down her paper silhouette. She felt a fierce need, her bathers with the sailor’s anchor and twee red belt seemed childish. She begged her Mum who frowned at the picture. ‘You … More Something lost

Update – Stone Circle

I’ve been quietly editing, on and off, for the past couple of months and have just signed off on the manuscript. For a couple of weeks it was solid, this last week just small changes. There are now aspects of the English language I’m on close terms with, tiny grammatical issues and duplications I never…

Our Furry Friends #8

Originally posted on Cake & Quill:
Last author in our series to reminisce about past pets is Kate Murdoch. She’s here today to tell us how to secretly keep animals when your parents are dead set against it. Kate exhibited widely as a painter before turning her hand to writing. Her focus on historical fiction, she also enjoys…