Upcoming events I’ll be doing (all subject to change!)

I keep forgetting to update this…

Memoir workshop, about the aftermath of publishing memoir. Wheeler Centre, for the Memoir Salons, Dec 7.

12 Responses to Events

  1. Pip says:

    Hi there – just wondering if there are any more details available for your speaking event 20 August at Fitzroy Library 7pm? Do we need to book tickets or anything?

    Thanks v much

    • kate says:

      Hi Pip, Oh gosh thank you for reminding me, I do have more information.

      Where: Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street
      When: Monday 20 August
      Time: 7pm-8pm

      Bookings strongly recommended. For more information or to book, contact Yarra Libraries on 1300 695 427 or at

      Hope you can come! Thanks for the message.

      xx Kate

  2. amanda says:

    hi kate.
    my sister read in my skin and gave me the book to read a few months ago. your story is very touching and in some ways chilling- chilling because it is so real. I loved your first book that much i read it in the first day. I have been trying for a while to get a hold of the romantic, which i did last week- I read it over the weekend and it was a great follow up to in my skin. well done on the books- I hope that things have only gotten better for you since your time in europe:) I was a little sad at the end of the book when you hadnt found a nice guy! the whole book I was hoping you would find your soulmate and live happily ever after-hopefully your happily ever after has happened by now
    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I think you are brave and revealed things about yourself in a way that not many people have the guts to. All the best for the future.

    • kate says:

      Hi Amanda

      You’re so lovely to get in touch! thank you! And you’re kind to say such lovely things, too. I’m so glad you liked In My Skin and The Romantic — to me they’re a bit distant now but I am proud of them. And I love getting messages from readers, it makes it all worthwhile, really amazing.

      Don’t worry, I’ve had plenty of romance in my life since the events of The Romantic and I can’t complain! But I’m kind of relieved I didn’t end up with Gabriele in Italy. My life here is much better I think. šŸ™‚

      I hope yours is going well too, and you’re gorgeous to send me this message. Thank you.

      xxx Kate

  3. John Douglas says:

    Hi Kate,

    Unhappily, as a totally blind person, I’m unable to read your books. Is it possible that they will be published as audio books?

    by the way, on your official Face book page, the advertised time for your talk and signing at Cheltenham Library is from 2pm to 10pm, not 2pm to 3pm. I imagine the incorrect time would be somewhat exhausting for you.

    Also, in the upcoming events of your personal web page, the telephone number for the Brighton Savoy is incorrect. It should be 03 9592 8233. The 5 is missing on your web site.

    You may wonder how a totally blind person happened to notice these errors? Voice synthesised computer screen readers are very tedious to listen to, but they do make typographical errors extremely noticeable. the Brighton Savoy is about 1 km from my home, so I knew the area code for most of Brighton is 9592.

    Since first hearing of your story on ABC’s Life Story, I’ve routinely followed and thoroughly enjoyed your Age newspaper column online. Your courage, tenacity and forthright honesty is truly awe inspiring to me. I’m still struggling to overcome my own personal demon, so the story of your success, along with the stories of others is enormously helpful.

    John Douglas

    Brighton Vic. 3186

    • kate says:

      Hi John,

      Thank you so much for the message and thank you even more for being so perspicacious and finding all my errata! Obviously my elves were in a rush when they put those details on my page. I shall amend immediately as yes, I don’t think I want to be hollering at Cheltenham for nigh on eight hours. There are limits even to my narcissism.

      It’s lovely to hear that you’ve followed my writing and as for being brave I can only say that my mottos are ‘never look too far ahead’ (to keep one’s nerve), ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ (to avoid arrogance) and ‘integrity, compassion, grace’ (to aspire to in life). I hope you and your demon have good days as well as bad ones, at least, and wish you the best with the future.

      Sadly my publisher has never said a word to me about audio books, but I hope that one day he will. You’re so right, it’s not much to expect as there are so many blind or visually impaired people and I’d love them to read/hear my books! Perhaps I’ll ask him, or at least if it’s possible in the terms of my contract for me to privately record parts of it. I’m sorry that’s all I can do for now!

      Thanks again John and lovely to get your message.


  4. Laura says:


    WOW you books have been amazing. Im currently writing – well trying, to write a book. lol. Its not easy, im 8 chapters in and now too scared to write more incase im being to raw…
    Just wanted to let you know that you have been an inspiration to me. Keep up the great work! šŸ™‚

    Do you have any readings soon? i live in Melbourne.

    Best of luck!


  5. Brad says:

    As a writer, you may appreciate this rhyming slang … “I wouldn’t want to be a Mal Meniga for 12 hours”.

    For a hard-working rugby player, it is a most unfortunate name.

    Thanks Kate

  6. Brad says:

    time please Kate for
    “Monday 8th November at Eltham Bookshop, in conversation with the fabulous Toni Jordan about The Romantic and Toniā€™s new novel, Fall Girl.”
    24 hours can be a long time in Eltham!


    • kate says:

      I’ll get on it Brad, you’re right, we can’t have the audience malingering outside the bookshop for more than twelve devoted hours. Will post when I can get someone to tell ME.

      xx Kate

  7. kate says:

    Hi Kieran and thank you! Always nice to hear from someone from Horsham (never been there but I have no doubt it’s charming as is Manly). Very nice of you to comment. But alas I cannot help you much about the banner to my website: I think I just nicked it off some ‘texture’s package or the internet, hoping it was generic enough that I’m not infringing anyone’s copyright. Pretty though innit.
    Keep enjoying The Romantic! Tell your friends!!

  8. Yo Kate, congrats on your wonderful writings. Am enjoying ‘The Romantic’; extraordinary story. Hadn’t heard of you before, but you are carving out a niche in knowledge of a different world, that most people only wonder about. I’m a film / tv director and was keen to find out where the image on your website banner came from. How boring is that question? x I’m born in Horsham; Geelong supporter; but a Manly NSW resident. Would love to catch up and chat. Talk soon. Cheers Kieran ‘spud’ Murphy

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