Ask... a Debut Novelist

Kate Mildenhall and Katherine Collette
25 October 2018 - 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Kate Mildenhall and Katherine Collette
About to put your book out into the world? Done it recently? Planning on it happening in the future? Come along to hear two debut novelists talk about their very different experiences and what they’ve learnt talking to other writers about the debut rollercoaster on their podcast The First Time.

They’ll share practical advice on navigating the logistics and all the emotions, and will answer all your burning questions on writing, publishing and promoting your first book.

The First Time Podcast

Part reality show, part writers’ masterclass, The First Time is a podcast about the first time you publish a book. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall get practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, reviews and if you need to get your nails done to match your book cover. And Kate makes Katherine spill the beans on all her feels in the lead up to the September launch of Katherine’s debut novel, The Helpline.  The First Time podcast is supported by partners RMIT University, Writers Victoria and ACT Writers Centre. Find out more

About Katherine Collette

Katherine Collette’s first novel The Helpline comes out with Text Publishing in September 2018. Katherine had been awarded a retreat fellowship at Varuna, the Writers House and was part of the ACT Writers Centre’s 2016 Hardcopy program.  Katherine works as an engineer and lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne with her partner and their two kids. Katherine co-hosts The First Time podcast – a podcast about the first time you publish a book. Find out more at

About Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is a writer and teacher. Her debut novel, Skylarking (Black Inc., 2016) was named in Readings bookstore’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2016 and longlisted for Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017 and the 2017 Voss Literary Award. Kate lives in Hurstbridge, Victoria, with her young family and is currently working on her second novel. Kate co-hosts The First Time podcast – a podcast about the first time you publish a book. Find out more at 

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