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Hello, Busselton Library!

Join us at Busselton Library for the launch of Double Lives, a chat and a Q & A, on Friday 11th November.

Dymocks Busselton

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Established WA author Kate McCaffrey will launch her new novel Double Lives in person at the Busselton Library on Friday 11th November.

Double Lives is the first adult novel from established Young Adult author Kate McCaffrey, exploring notions of truth, gender, identity and acceptance in a compelling account of a cold-case podcast.

Tickets are FREE but book now to secure a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/an-evening-with-kate…

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Double Lives Book Launch

Open Book in Mosman Park hosted the launch of Double Lives on Thursday night. Oscar and Keely had set up the magical courtyard for the event however minutes before start time there was a torrential downpour and swiftly the launch was moved indoors. Nonetheless it is a beautiful bookshop and today being Love Your Local Bookshop I’m sending my love there- despite the fact it is not my local!

This looks like an interesting conversation!

We had a full house and Barbara Horgan was the official ‘launcher’ of Double Lives, with an ‘in conversation’ later. As always, she did an amazing job.

There was wine and cheese and books and did I mention wine? And lots of laughter and fun!

With Barbara Horgan
Me with a super fan!

Sydney next week for a jam packed day signing books. If you are in Sydney, pop in to one of these local bookshops and say hi!

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER

9.30am Abbey’s Bookshop York Street

10.00am Kinokuniya George St

10.30am Dymocks George St

11.00am Roaring Stories Darling St

1.00pm Better Read Than Dead King St

2.00pm Gleebooks Glebe Point Rd

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Double Lives on Better Reading

If you missed out on the live ‘chat’, where I discuss my new novel Double Lives, never fear, here is a link to the recording at Better Reading…

https://www.facebook.com/BetterReadingAu/videos/1141994556404100/

And a link to their review

Read Our Review of Double Lives by Kate McCaffrey

https://www.betterreading.com.au/review/timely-and-compelling-read-our-review-of-double-lives-by-kate-mccaffrey/

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New Book Release: Double Lives

I know, I know, I’m terrible on social media. My profuse apologies but, you know, time gets away and the next thing you look back and it’s a year (actually to the day!) since the last post! Madness!

So, behind the scenes I’ve still been working. I’m in the middle of my PhD- a creative component and exegesis. The manuscript is about toxic masculinity and I have completed the first draft, so that has been productive.

In February, this year, I signed a contract with Echo Publishing on my first adult novel- Double Lives. As the title of this post suggests it is about to be released, officially on October 4th. Here is the promotional material..

Double Lives is the first adult novel from established Young Adult author Kate McCaffrey, exploring notions of truth, gender, identity and acceptance in a compelling account of a cold-case podcast.

When Western Australian radio journalist Amy Rhinehart decides to use a crime podcast to explore a gruesome murder, she’s seeking ratings, awards and career glory. Her idea: to use the listeners of the show as its co-creators, with live-time calls and suggestion boards. The case: Jonah Scott, charged and imprisoned for life for the murder of his girlfriend, Casey Williams. Although Jonah went to great lengths to hide the body, when arrested, he confessed immediately and pleaded guilty. Is the case really as open-and-shut as it would seem? Or is something more sinister afoot?

Amy’s investigation plunges her into a world of drugs, sex, gender identity and religious cults … and in her search for the truth, she finds she also has to answer questions within herself.

Threaded through the main narrative, the podcast transcripts represent a story-within-a-story, exploring the characters of Jonah and Casey and the relationship between them, expertly interwoven with Amy’s investigation.

Double Lives is both a sensitive and thoughtful examination of identity – who we are and how we are shaped – and a gripping detective novel. Throughout the book Kate focuses on the concept of truth, highlighting the bias that can be present in some reporting.

Double Lives is a thought-provoking exploration of what it means to live outside society.

So, there is a launch at Open Book in Mosman Park on the 6th October and a whole pile of podcasts and library visits coming up (which I will endeavour to update this blog with!). Book your tickets for the launch here .

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Reading Ambassador 2021

Today is Australia Reading Hour

It’s been a mad few weeks. We had Book Week and the opportunity to visit many schools across the state: Peter Moyes, Swan Valley Christian College, Kolbe College, Duncraig SHS, St George’s, Belridge SHS, Servite College,John Wollaston meeting students from all age groups talking about writing and reading.

Peter Moyes Anglican School

Today it is Australia Reads. As an Ambassador for Australia Reads I decided to sit outside and read The Dying Alchemists a debut book by author Nicholas Bennett. It is a fusion of science and wonder with poetry and art. The illustrations are by Tina Wilson. It is a truly beautiful book and one you should look out for.

Did you get an hour to read today?

If so, what was it?

Charlie and me reading The Dying Alchemists
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Creative Writing Workshops for the Composing Section of the English ATAR Exam

New this year is a second workshop to further develop your students’ skills in the Composing Section.

“Creating Lightbulb Moments” shows your students how to apply their knowledge of issues to an array of different stimuli.

Get in touch: katemccaffrey@bigpond.com.

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#authorsforfiries #authorsforfireys

Please check out the hashtags on Twitter to see what authors and illustrators around Australia are auctioning to help with bushfire relief

A signed copy of the US edition of In Ecstasy and a 5000 word manuscript appraisal plus one hour conversation… bid on Twitter

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I am now pleased to offer a new PD workshop to the education sector. Titled Using a Coded Marking and Feed Forward System – the workshop introduces proven tools and techniques designed to improve student outcomes and comes with a comprehensive book, available for purchase.  

The beginning of 2020 is an ideal time to obtain a comprehensive understanding of both the coded marking and feed forward concepts, while at the same time introducing your English Department to a concept that could literally cut their marking time in half!

Contact Kate at katemccaffrey@bigpond.com for more details.

 

Using a Coded Marking and Feed Forward System