Released on Amazon: Magpie in August

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Here are two of my favorite reviews:

“This book is so amazing! Well thought out and clever, it will take you on an emotional journey. I couldn’t stop reading, I finished it in one night because I couldn’t leave Magpie without knowing if she’d be okay. A brilliant first novel, I can’t wait to read Ms. Austin’s second book!”

 “Raw, honest, and emotional. Magpie in August feels so genuine, my heart bleeds and aches for the intricate characters within. Simply a masterpiece. Kindra writes with a tone that echoes poets and romantics of days long past…she is a master of her art. Bravo.”

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The Lake

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Podcast Interview – Hawk & Cleaver

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Blurred Worlds…the new name for a Wilderness Within

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Weekend book give-away

Okay, to whet your appetite for my forthcoming release in The Forest Town Chronicles series, for this weekend only you can get yourself a copy of The Dark Rising and The Great Illusory for free. These books are novella length, each one a self-contained story, but one that ultimately feeds into the wider arc of the urban … Continue reading Weekend book give-away

Foreverland – Cover Reveal

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Five golden nuggets for writers to take-away!

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She Sells Sanctuary

She sells sanctuary, twenty-five pounds a turn in the comfort of your own car. We used to sit together in fifth-year English, drawing graffiti on the desks and throwing paper-bombs behind the teacher's back. Now she plies her trade along the broken pavements where the foundries were left to ruin, their chimney stacks ready to … Continue reading She Sells Sanctuary

I think Basic Instinct made me want to be a writer…

I always enjoyed creative writing at primary school, but I think it was Basic Instinct that made we want to be a writer for real. (That kinda sounds like we regularly watched soft porn/ murder flicks at school. We didn't. It was only some of the time!) For anyone who hasn't seen the film, Catherine … Continue reading I think Basic Instinct made me want to be a writer…