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Katherine Kovacic loves dogs. Her murdering characters love dogs.

Katherine Kovacic looks like she's in a line up but missing the height markers: a woman with curly red hair wearing a black top on a white background with a shadowIn this podcast Nalini talks to author Katherine Kovacic.

Katherine Kovacic was a veterinarian but preferred training and having fun with dogs to taking their temperatures. She seized the chance to return to study and earned an MA, followed by a PhD in Art History. Katherine spends her spare time writing, dancing and teaching other people’s dogs to ride skateboards.

A research geek, Katherine is currently fired up by the history of human relationships with animals, particularly as they appear in art. Her first book, The Portrait of Molly Dean, was shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award for best first fiction.

Katherine’s latest book is about a group of sisters of murdered women who decide to murder the murdering men. Harper Collins Australia published Seven Sisters. The byline: “Men get away with murder all the time. Now it’s our turn.”

Katherine Kovacic's book cover for Seven Sisters shows a dark street at either dawn or dusk
Find Katherine Kovacic

You can find Katherine on her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Amanda Hampson talks about becoming invisible in the real world then writing an amazing lady who decided not to be invisible.
  • Previous International Women’s Day podcasts discuss Me Too characters/books, grief, and representation.
Thanks

Thanks for joining us for this podcast. My favorite part of working for DMZ is interviewing creative people. And, of course, this is only possible because I’m sharing these interviews with you. And you’re listening! Thanks so much.

I have a really exciting panel lined up for International Women’s Day in March but, between now and then, I hope to continue with weekly podcasts. Admittedly, I’m flying by the seat of my pants here so watch this space to see who’s up next week!

Have fun and stay safe.

Silkie, a black labrador retriever, in her seeing eye dog harness (yellow and royal blue) with a red Gentle Leader (like a halter but for dogs). She's sulking. Possibly because she couldn't read Seven Sisters, possibly because Google's new SEO rules require original photos (hence gratuitous dog photo), and possibly - probably - because she HATES the Gentle Leader although it doesn't hurt her. For those who are concerned: I'm just using the Gentle Leader to deal with some very naughty behavior. After a few days of using it every time we left the front door, including toileting Silkie, I don't need to use it NEARLY as often now. So NOW I'm getting her used to wearing shoes ready for bushwalking on Tuesday.
Silkie, a black labrador retriever, in her seeing eye dog harness (yellow and royal blue) with a red Gentle Leader (like a halter but for dogs). She’s sulking. Possibly because she couldn’t read Seven Sisters, possibly because Google’s new SEO rules require original photos (hence the gratuitous dog photo), and possibly – probably – because she HATES the Gentle Leader although it doesn’t hurt her. For those who are concerned: I’m just using the Gentle Leader to deal with some very naughty behavior. After a few days of using it every time we left the front door, including toileting Silkie, I don’t need to use it NEARLY as often now. So NOW I’m getting her used to wearing shoes ready for bushwalking on Tuesday. When I first put the shoes on her, she was walking around like a spider on roller skates, prompting Ridikulus comments from the peanut gallery.
Nalini
Nalinihttps://www.darkmatterzine.com
Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.

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