Caleb, my world famous rockstar. The lead guitarist in a band he founded in high school. Responsible for many a left handed, messy, chicken scrawl autograph.

His outfit of choice? Faded denim jeans and a black tee, paired with scruffy black boots that should have been replaced years ago!


We all have something painful in our past, something that we hide from the outside world, something we squash deep down inside. For my main character, Caleb, it is the very sudden and unexpected loss of his brother, his best friend.

It is a pain that renders him incapable of…

Apart from a select few, most of my novels are set in Australia’s harsh outback, a vibrant swirl of colours and cultures, or in Australia’s small country towns, a tightknit backdrop woven with secrets and complexities.

What makes these locations special? …

Kathleen Ryder

Proud Mum + Foster Mum | Published Author of Women’s Fiction + Romance | |

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