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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.

Stories

A Kind Gesture

by Kate Kelsen
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On a cold winter’s night in Chicago, lonely divorcee St...
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Blind

by Kate Kelsen
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In Surfers Paradise in the heart of the Gold Coast, one...
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Call Your Grandma

by Kate Kelsen
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As an emergency unfolds in a popular suburban shopping ...
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Grave Bargains

by Kate Kelsen
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In the aftermath of a devastating act of betrayal, Pete...
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House Arrest

by Kate Kelsen
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Reeling from the sudden and shocking death of her husba...
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The Drive

by Kate Kelsen
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Intent on leaving her relationship troubles behind, Tam...
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The Graveyard Shift

by Kate Kelsen
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Based on true events, The Graveyard Shift tells the sto...
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The New Neighbours

by Kate Kelsen
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"The house next door had stood empty since Hazel’s deat...
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