|About the Book|
There are two authors writing under the name Kate Walker. This one is not the author known for writing Harlequin/Mills & Boon romances.When creating a new entry for this author, it is differentiated by adding a second space between the first and last name.From Amazon Author Page:Hi, Im Kate Walker.I live in Australia and write books for Children & Young Adults. Ive been writing since 1977 and I LOVE IT! Writing is the only thing I want to do when I get up in the morning. And Id write all day long if I could. But sometimes you have to stop and cook a meal, scrub your socks, put out the garbage, that sort of thing.I write all sorts of books. Picture books. Chapter books. Novels. Silly poetry. Deep & meaningful short stories. Non-fiction educational books. Call me fickle but I hate doing the same thing twice. I love the excitement of a totally new venture.I never go looking for stories, they find me. Usually Im reading something - the newspaper or someone elses story - and a single idea or a line of dialogue suddenly grabs me. Something about it resonates with something inside me. Its like my stories are asleep deep within, and as soon as I hear a line thats even faintly like one in a story of my own, the beast begins to stir. Then slowly, ever so slowly, it wakes.Its a good thing I like writing so much. Im one of the slowest writers on the planet. It takes me an AGE to write anything. So it goes. Maybe as I get older, Ill get faster.Though to watch me at work you wouldnt think I was speeding up. After 30+ years of writing Ive found that the most important thing I can do, the most helpful practice I can observe when writing, is to start by sitting doing nothing for at least half an hour. In other words I meditate. I wouldnt think of writing a word without meditating first. If I didnt meditate, I couldnt write. Simple as that.