This week’s letter is a little different, because it’s actually a letter Kate Forsyth wrote to her unborn children when she was just 15.
And yet, as you read of her hopes and dreams, there’s the sense that this was written as much for herself as to her children-to-be.
“I wonder if, when you read this, any of the fruits of my imagination are published, and if, I have written enough to be called an authoress, for that is the dream and breath of my life …”
Have a watch … and tell me, do you wish you had the foresight to write a letter (or letters) like this at different stages of your life?
Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and has since sold more than a million copies around the world. Her books include Bitter Greens, a retelling of Rapunzel which won the 2015 American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tales, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013; and The Beast’s Garden, a retelling of ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’ set in the underground resistance to Hitler in Nazi Germany. Recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate Forsyth has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’. She has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.
Her upcoming novel is The Blue Rose, which will be released in July.
Read more about her at www.kateforsyth.com.au