Taking various human experiences and perspectives and using her writing to help to share people’s stories in the wider community, Kate-Lyn Therkelsen’s passion for writing has always been source of great strength for the young novelist.
Having published two books, The Wilted Rose and The New Neighbours, Kate-Lyn will share the inspiration behind writing, and talk about how she came to discover her passion for storytelling from a young age at Yeppoon Library on Saturday 24 August.
Kate-Lyn said her debut novel The Wilted Rose is based on a true story, and is a fictional recount of an Australian family’s experience with mental illness during the 1960s and 1970s, while The New Neighbours is a collection of eight psychological suspense short stories, many of which she started writing during high school.
“I love using my writing to help to share people’s stories that may otherwise remain untold behind closed doors,” Kate-Lyn explained.
“I also still write the drafts of my stories with good old-fashioned pen, paper and clipboard, and then type them up on my computer afterward. I have always done it this way, and I find my creativity flows better rather than writing straight onto my computer.
A finalist in the Reader’s Digest 100 Word Short Story Competition among other impressive titles, Kate-Lyn said attendees to the Author Event will learn about productivity tips and advice that have been integral to her success.
“I hope that it will be helpful to writers and anyone with a creative pursuit,” she said.
“I will share my experience of writing manuscripts as a teenager, and receiving recognition from writing awards and competitions and publishing my first book at age 21.
“I love to be able to share my writing with my community, and am looking forward to sharing my stories and experiences of writing and publishing in the hope it will help make it easier for other writers who are starting out.”
Kate-Lyn’s books will be available for purchase on the day.
WHO: Kate-Lyn Therkelsen
WHERE: Yeppoon Library, John St
WHEN: Saturday 24 August, from 10am – 11am