We catch up on editing progress and being on retreat. Then Kate gushes about the fabulous time she had in Sydney meeting First Time fans, running a podcast workshop and hanging out at Glee Books with three fabulous authors, Cassie Hamer, Ashley Kalagian Blunt and John Purcell in First Time Feels, our first recorded live event!
Cassie Hamer has a background in journalism and PR. In 2015, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing, and went on to achieve success in numerous short story competitions. Her debut novel After the Party was published in 2019. Her new book The End of Cuthbert Close will be released in 2020. You can find Cassie on instagram or twitter.
Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the Sydney author of My Name Is Revenge, a literary thriller novella. My Name is Revenge was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award. Ashley’s writing appears in Griffith Review, Sydney Review of Books, the Australian, the Big Issue, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and more. Find Ashley on twitter or instagram.
John Purcell is a Sydney writer and bookseller. Under a pseudonym, Natasha Walker, John wrote a series of very successful erotic novels, and then, under his own name, published The Girl on the Page in 2018. As director of books at Booktopia, John interviewed hundreds of authors. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children and a bunch of animals. Find out more about John on twitter or instagram.