Q&A with @katemildenhall #author of Skylarking @Legend_Press


Check out this interview with author Kate Mildenhall, as featured on the Chat About Books blog

Chat About Books

I have the pleasure of welcoming Kate Mildenhall today 🙂

Kate Mildenhall

For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?

I’m an Australian writer and teacher. I have two young daughters and live with them and my husband in Hurstbridge, on the leafy outskirts of Melbourne. My debut novel, Skylarking (Legend Press, 2017), is the story of best friends, Kate and Harriet, growing up on a remote light station on the rugged coast of Australia in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. One moment in McPhail’s hut changes everything.

Where did/do you get your ideas from?

Well, Skylarking is based on a true story, and is actually inspired by a grave I stumbled upon during a camping trip! The grave belonged to Harriet Parker, a young woman who…

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