Guest Blogger: Kate Forsyth

I’m excited to announce that the bubbly and talented Kate Forsyth will be a guest on this blog over the next week.

About Kate Forsyth: Kate has written more than twenty books for children and adults, including The Puzzle RingThe Gypsy Crown, and The Starthorn Tree. Her books have been sold to twelve different countries and she has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including a CYBIL Award in the US. In 2007, she was awarded five Aurealis awards for the Chain of Charms series, with Book 5: The Lightning Bolt also being named a CBCA Notable Book. Not only am I a huge fan of her work, but many of you will also know that I had the fortune of being mentored by Kate through an ASA mentorship over 2008/2009.

Kate is currently touring with her latest release, The Wildkin’s Curse. It is a tale of true love and high adventure, set in a world of magic and monsters, valiant heroes and wicked villains. It tells the story of two boys and a girl who undertake the impossible task of rescuing a wildkin princess imprisoned in a crystal tower. A fantasy novel for readers aged 12+, The Wildkin’s Curse tells of the power of stories to change the world. It is the second book in the Chronicles of Estelliana, which began with The Starthorn Tree.

Guest Blog Details:

  1. Day one: Kate will join us to discuss plotting a novel, including ‘to plot or not to plot’, ‘what is plot?’ and the basic formula of all stories
  2. Day two: Kate will finish off her discussion on plotting by revealing ‘The Forsyth Triangle’ (a clever way of understanding narrative arc)
  3. Day three: I’ve been lucky enough to receive a review copy of The Wildkin’s Curse. I’m about half way through and it’s everything it promises to be. Once I’m done I’ll be putting up a review

Now, are you ready to be enchanted? Watch The Wilkin’s Curse book trailer below, then head off and grab yourself a copy…

6 Responses to “Guest Blogger: Kate Forsyth”

  1. 1 Debbie Johansson May 18, 2010 at 11:48 am

    What a great book trailer! I love hearing about the writing process of other writers, and look forward to future posts. Kate is an inspiration.

  2. 2 Jeffery E Doherty May 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading Kate’s guest blog here. She is brilliant. Love her writing and I spoke to her briefly at one of the Festivals of kids and YA literature. What a lovely person.


  3. 3 Lynn Priestley May 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Great post! Really looking forward to following along.

  4. 4 Karen Tyrrell May 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Katherine,
    You are so lucky to have Kate as a Guest Blogger. She’s a brilliant writer gifted with an incredible talent of her own. Loved her Book Trailer. Cheers, Karen :))

  5. 5 Katherine Battersby May 19, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Kate is incredibly clever and talented, but also just so darn lovely! And this book trailer is honestly one of my favourites yet – so beautiful, haunting and powerful.

    You’ll love the book.

  6. 6 joannagaudry May 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Hi, Katherine. A terrific post by Kate Forsyth. Fantastic trailer for ‘The Wildkin’s Curse’. I first saw it on Kate’s blog a few weeks ago. Love your blog, Katherine — it is informative, fun, and beautifully written and presented. Looking forward to your next two blog posts here this week, Kate. Thanks! Joanna :))

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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