Katherine Collette

Katherine Collette is a Melbourne-based writer and (sewage) engineer.  Her first book The Helpline comes out with Text Publishing in September 2018.

The Helpline

Germaine Johnson is a number cruncher. She can calculate lots of things: How long it takes her to complete a very difficult Sudoku, the number if times her mother Sharon has called (which incidentally, is the exact same number of times Germaine's refused to answer).

When Germaine miscalculates and an office affair ends badly, she is forced to take a job working on a telephone helpline at the local council, organising Meals on Wheels and gardening assistance for senior citizens.

Germaine doesn't plan on staying long. But then she meets Mayor Verity Bainbridge who takes Germaine under her wing.  The mayor thinks Germaine's got what it takes to go far. Finally.  About time.  Germain's being waiting for this her whole life.

Only... Things get complicated. The mayor needs Germaine's help on a special project, which could negatively impact the senior citizens Germaine's supposed to be helping.  But Germaine doesn't care.

Or does she?

The Helpline comes out with Text Publishing in September 2018.

Contact me

Say hello at: kecollette@gmail.com