My Life in the Australian Outback

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“A Meteorite or a Flying Saucer?” One night at the homestead, a loud, penetrating noise awakened me. Like a million jet engines covering the entire sky, the noise was unidentifiable and chartless. Unlike a single jet where you can discern … Continued

My Life in The Australian Outback

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“Landing on the Backs of Crocodiles…” Our friend, Dieter, knew the history of the Northern Territory, Native Australians, paleolithic cave art, rivers, cattle stations and their owners and managers, and above all, the inhospitable Gulf of Carpentaria. The men of … Continued

My Life in The Outback

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“Running Afoul of a Fighting Cock…” In a blog I wrote last year, I mentioned my former brother-in-law’s fighting rooster. He had beautiful feathers and a red crest. We had a dozen hens, but as the only male, he was … Continued

My Life in the Outback

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“Making your own toilet paper in the Outback…” In an earlier blog, I mentioned that the isolation on St. Vidgeon’s Station years ago was a lesson in preparedness for the COVID pandemic lockdowns of the past year. COVID also caused … Continued

Flying Padre Down Under

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“Flying Padres Down Under…” On the two way radio one morning, I had an unknown person call St. Vidgeon’s Station. At first I thought it was a prank set up by my ever-kidding brother-in-law. The man introduced himself as the … Continued

“Christmas Down Under…”

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On that first Christmas at St. Vigeon’s Station – my first away from home and halfway around the world from my mother and kid brother, I felt lonely and nostalgic. We invited our neighbors from Roper Bar – the policeman, … Continued

“Dancing in the Outback…”

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Growing up in Mexico, a country of extensive social interaction, where celebrations and boisterous festivities happen for the slightest excuse, turned out to be a total contrast to my married life in the Outback where my closest neighbors were 35 … Continued

Outrunning a Crocodile

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“Outrunning a crocodile…” Previously, I’d mentioned that our closest neighbors lived 35 miles away at Roper River Mission on the aboriginal reserve of Arnhem Land. A location not exactly close enough to borrow a cup of sugar in a pinch! … Continued

Survived Potential Dangers

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“Survived potential dangers…” I’d survived the mustering camp. Survived all the potential dangers posed by snakes, crocodiles, feral cattle, and water buffalo. I’d even survived booger bread at dinner that first evening. It felt so good to be safely inside … Continued

“Tailing a bull from a plane”

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“Tailing a bull from a plane…” We took off from a grass strip, and soon my brother-in-law leveled the Piper Cub. Instead of looking for feral cattle hiding in the scrub, he headed east toward the Limmen Bight River, a … Continued

Lifeline on St. Vigeon’s Station

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Not long after I’d arrived at St. Vigeon’s, I found myself alone at the homestead. The men, having risen before sunrise, had gone mustering – catching wild cattle for the Darwin export market. My husband and five workmen had set … Continued

My Life in the Outback

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Australian Wildfires Rekindle my Memories of the Northern Territory (Thanks to my Readers who suggested this blog series about my life in Australia) News reports of wildfires spreading unspeakable sorrow on the families, wildlife, and landscape of that unique continent … Continued

Australian Wildfires

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“Kangaroos snoozing under trees, sea lions basking on beaches, koalas dozing on eucalyptus limbs, and endless white beaches…” stated a recent advertisement for Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Kangaroo Island has been an oasis for flora and fauna, a “Noah’s … Continued

New Mexico—Land of Enchantment…

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New Mexico—Land of Enchantment… ¿Ever Heard of Chimayó? If you answered yes, then maybe you’ve seen the Washington Post article by Irene S. Levine on the Lourdes of America. Or perhaps you’ve admired colorful weavings and rugs designed by the … Continued

Secrecy on Filming Game of Thrones

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Record numbers of viewers watched the final episode, despite the spectacular epic not airing in China. Fans around the globe may have already seen key plot points, not due to Chinese hackers as one might imagine, but as the diligent … Continued

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Look what came out today. Another great review of Coyote Zone by Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers Conference. Thanks Killer Nashville. https://killernashville.com/coyote-zone-by-kathryn-lane-re…/ #thriller, #mystery, #suspense, #awardwinner  

Backyard Volcano now available on Kindle

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Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart is now available on Kindle. This is a collection of short stories by Award Winning Author Kathryn Lane.  It consists of 8 stories in all.  The first being the book title, Backyard Volcano.  … Continued

Coyote Zone – Goodreads giveaway

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Goodreads Book Giveaway Coyote Zone by Kathryn Lane Released September 27 2017 Giveaway ends in about 1 month (January 07, 2018) 5 copies available, 105 people requesting Go to www.goodreads.com Look for Browse, Giveaways, suspense and or thriller. Good luck,

Is there a Camera in the House?

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  Two weeks ago, I participated in a reading from my collection of short stories, and the next day I did a radio interview. Both events were videotaped. The Rick Schissler Weekly Business Hour at Lone Star Community Radio in … Continued

Announcing Kathryn’s Latest Nikki Garcia Thriller

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Announcing Kathryn’s Latest Nikki Garcia Thriller   COYOTE ZONE ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Follow Nikki into her latest adventure ~ described as a page-turning suspense novel of “dangerously high stakes and passionately evoked romance. You will see the world differently after accompanying these … Continued

Kathryn’s presentation to the students at Esprit International School – Part 2

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Hello, readers! Here is the second video from the series that was filmed when I gave a presentation to the high school arts students at Esprit International School. I hope you enjoy! Kathryn [wpdevart_youtube]QBu6qlBYIgw[/wpdevart_youtube]

Kathryn’s presentation to students at Esprit International School – PART 1

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Hello, readers! I had the privilege of making a presentation to the high school arts class at Esprit International School in The Woodlands, Texas. We filmed the presentation. Here is Part 1, where I give an introduction about CREATIVITY. I … Continued

Fun Fact Friday – COLOMBIA

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Hello readers, and happy Friday! I’ve decided to start a new blog segment called “Fun Fact Friday” where I bring you trivial, insights, and nuggets of information about a certain topic. For our first FFF, I’ve selected Colombia as the … Continued

CHECKOUT LANE – A Re-Introduction to My Readers, including those already following Kathryn and our new followers

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Hello, readers! So many exciting things have been happening lately; as a result, I’ve been so busy posting updates without remembering that my social media audience is growing right along there with my readership. Every day, more people come to … Continued

Backyard Volcano

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Kathryn’s anthology of short stories, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, has just been released by Alamo Bay Press!!! To order, please visit: www.amazon.com Other books by Kathryn Lane: Waking Up in Medellin, a Nikki Garcia Thriller Despertando en Medellín (en Español) Coming soon: Coyote … Continued

Despertando en Medellín

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  Pen-L Publishers released Despertando en Medellín, the Spanish translation of Waking Up in Medellin, to coincide with the 1st year anniversary of the publication of my first novel in the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series. The English version won a … Continued