Many thanks to Judith Beveridge for her excellent posts to start the year. This month, out guest blogger is Kate Holden:

Kate Holden Darren James (2)Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin: A memoir and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days, both published by Text. For six years she wrote a regular column for The Age and has published essays, short stories, and reviews in Griffith ReviewThe Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, MeanjinThe MonthlyThe Big Issue and others.