My apologies for the wait between publications, but since Beautiful Monster was released in 2010, a lot of things got in the way- namely life! My dad died and that changed all the dynamics! Since then my family has made huge adjustments- moving houses, changing jobs, and all that fun stuff- but even though I wasn’t publishing- I was still writing. Now, the final proofs are in, the novel is at the printers- review copies are out. And so I’d like to announce to the world the birth of my fourth paperback baby… Crashing Down!
Lucy is in Year 12 and under pressure to succeed. The last thing she needs now is an intense boyfriend. Breaking up with Carl feels like the only way to keep her dreams on track.
But good decisions can have bad consequences.
And leaving Carl is going to be a whole lot harder than Lucy could ever have imagined.
I am an Australian author of YA and Adult fiction. My first novel Destroying Avalon (2006) published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press is about cyber bullying.My second novel In Ecstasy (2008) is about friendship and drugs. My third novel Beautiful Monster (2010)focuses on body image . Crashing Down (2014) was my fourth novel and is about teen pregnancy. Saving Jazz (2016), is a novel that looks the world of social media and what happens when your mistakes go viral. In 2019 I released a non-fiction book The (mostly) English Teachers' Survival Guide To Marking which outlines a coded marking and feed-forward system, designed to save teachers about 50% of their marking time. My first adult book Double Lives is being released in 2022.
I live in Western Australia, with my husband, two daughters, a cat and two Maltese Shih Tzus.
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7 thoughts on “Crashing Down”
Great news, Kate. Welcome back! Your books are always worth the wait. Looking forward to reading this one.
i cant wait to read crashing down it just so happens that i am re-reading in ecstasy right now for like the fifth time love your books soo much
Crashing down is such a wonderful book , ever since I brought it a couple of months ago I have read it so many times . It is a very inspiring book and I would recommend it to all my friends . The storyline is so powerful it brought me to tears , which is good because it
shows how much emotion has been out into the making of this book . I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask you . What is the most important thing that u have around u when u are writing ? What tips do you have for young writers? What are some of your inspirations for this book “Crashing down ?
Kate, you books suck dog dicks
dont be mean da vinci
Di Caprio go win an Oscar you unaccomplished swine
go make an invention that actually works