The things you find on Goodreads! Like Kylie Kaden, whose debut novel, Losing Kate, is coming out at the same time as my Simmering Season (April 1).
So I thought… why not share the love of good books and a beer or two?
First, here is a beer coaster, Kylie! Take a minute to jot down the blurb for your book. I must say, this blurb intrigued me on Goodreads and reads even better the second time around. (Readers – Kate’s book is on Goodreads as a giveaway, too. ONLY UNTIL 10 MARCH. Simmering Season giveaway goes until March 23 – see the link on my home page.)
I’m the most authentic version of myself when I’m around Jack. We’ve known each other since we were kids, and our relationship was always one of mudpies and mocking. Then everything changed. Beautiful Kate, my best friend, disappeared on a moonlit beach after Jack dumped her for me. Jack was a suspect and, sure of his innocence, I lied to protect him. I know Jack didn’t kill her. Our betrayal did. Thirteen years later, I am thirty, childless and single, attempting to renovate my life rescuing a rundown worker’s cottage. All is as it should be in my safe little world – until Jack buys the vacant lot behind my house… and the feelings that we buried all those years ago – the guilt, the love and the pain – resurface. We can’t keep running away from the past – and to move forward we have to know what really happened to Kate.
This mesmerising debut is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night.
Okay, grab a pew. I invited your super CP, Lily Malone, for a drink too. She should be here soon. In the meantime, what can I get you to go with your beer nuts? (Shandy? Wine Spritzer? Pink Lemonade?)
Sav Blanc thanks!
Hey, did you hear the one about …
I preface this joke with a warning that the source was my 6yo.
What’s brown and sticky?
A stick. (It was either that or How do you get Pikachu on a bus – Pokemon, so you can see what my dilemma was?!)
I’m a beer nut nut! What bar snack would you be and why?
Can’t go past cheese!
Ahh, that beer hit the spot. Let me slip a drink coaster under your glass while you tell us—on a scale of 1 to 10—as a writer are you a messy desker or tidy desker?
10. My desk is my lap. It walks around with me, so I can’t really keep mess on it, but is a little more padded than it used to be.
The publican offers you free drinks all night if you will:
• Dance to Gangnam Style
• Sing John Denver’s ‘Take me Home Country Roads’ on the Karaoke machine
• Spend an hour washing dishes
Which do you choose?
Considering I do an hour of dishes a day for squat, number three sounds like a deal! (If I’m doing the first two, I’ve already drunk too much and someone should put me in a cab.)
Time to liven the place up. Got a buck? We can crank up the old jukebox in the corner. You get to pick three songs.
- Throw your arms around me – Hunters and Collectors.
- These Days – Powderfinger
- Stayin Alive – Bee Gees
(Huh! Huh! Huh! Huh! – yeah!)
An author, an agent and a chicken walk into the bar… how do you know which one crossed the road?
The chicken; the author would be at home Googling themselves, and the agent would be lost under a pile of manuscripts!?
There’s a stapler on the bar. Tell me what it’s doing there.
It’s doing what staplers do; trying to keep it all together, just like the rest of us :)
The pub is the heart of a small town and most locals would be lost without one. What are three things you’d be lost without?
(Okay, I am kind seeing why you and Lily are CP partners!)
There are a few good prizes up for grabs in the bar jackpot. Do you have a lucky number?
(83? Weird, but okay!)
Last drinks, my friend! It’s been great. But before we go, tell us how we can find out more about you and your writing/books.
The official blurb of Losing Kate can be found at Random House Australia.
You can find me at: www.kyliekaden.com.au
Or check out Facebook at:
Or buy Losing Kate from:
itunes , Amazon or Angus & Robertson
All the best with Losing Kate, Kylie.
In the meantime, watch out … It’s on the way …
This storm season, in Calingarry Crossing, a perfect storm is heading Maggie Lindeman’s way.
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