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Kate Kelsen
Kate Kelsen has received recognition from literary awards and competitions around Australia, including the Cancer Council Literary Awards, Alan Marshall Short Story Award, and Warrambucca Books Spooky But True Competition. At twenty-one years of age Kate published her debut novel The Wilted Rose, a novel inspired by the true story of a Brisbane family’s experience with mental illness during the 1960s. In 2014 and 2015, the Hunter Writers Centre consecutively selected Kate’s entries to Grieve Writing Competition for publication in the competition’s annual anthology. In 2015 her entry was also chosen for the inaugural Hunter Writers Centre Award. In 2015, Kate was a finalist in the Reader’s Digest 100 Word Short Story Competition. In 2016 Kate has published a collection of short stories, titled The New Neighbors, and Paid To Dance: Stripping Past and Present, a comprehensive insight into the stripping industry. In her writing, Kate takes a particular interest in exploring various human experiences and perspectives, using her writing to help to share people’s stories in the wider community.
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Grave Bargains
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In the aftermath of a devastating act of betrayal, Peter is determined to bury the past an...
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The New Neighbours
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"The house next door had stood empty since Hazel’s death; without the life of its former o...
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A Kind Gesture
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On a cold winter’s night in Chicago, lonely divorcee Stuart picks up young hitchhiker Jess...
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Blind
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In Surfers Paradise in the heart of the Gold Coast, one young man’s night out in the iconi...
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Blind
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Call Your Grandma
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As an emergency unfolds in a popular suburban shopping and dining precinct, a witness refl...
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Call Your Grandma
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House Arrest
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Reeling from the sudden and shocking death of her husband, young widow Adrienne has spiral...
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The Drive
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Intent on leaving her relationship troubles behind, Tamara leaves the city of Adelaide and...
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The Graveyard Shift
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Based on true events, The Graveyard Shift tells the story of Cole, a medical student worki...
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The Graveyard Shift
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