Australian author Katrina Bragonje debut novel was released in 2018 with Book 1 in the Emily Lee Thriller series.
Living in country Victoria, Australia with her husband, two sons, cat and a few fish, she spends her days writing action thriller stories.
When she’s not penning the next instalment in the Emily Lee series she’ll either be reading from a wide range of books, playing Commander Keen on the PC, or catching up on Netflix movies with the family.
I’m a born and bred country girl and while life here may be slower out here, I do love a good action book and movie. But, like my book selection I do enjoy the other genres including fantasy and science fiction, historical fiction and the occasional romantic comedy.
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I didn’t fully realise my love for the craft until I entered my first short story competition when I was twelve years old. While I didn’t win, it was published in the national newspaper, and I even received a cheque, which in my book I was a winner. The following year my love for writing was further cemented when I took out a state-wide short story competition
But, that’s where my writing ended. School, career and family took centre stage and writing was only done when I had time. Sound familiar? While I may have worked in various office jobs ranging from trainee receptionist to accounts, to second in charge to project accountant, there’s always been that niggling feeling of returning to my first love, my writing.
Finally listening to that niggling feeling, I spent most of 2016 relearning the craft, reading books, blog posts, videos. You name it I was absorbing it. In 2017 I finally had the courage to put fingers to keyboard and began writing the Emily Lee series and I haven’t looked back. I’ve loved every moment (okay maybe not so much the editing, it’s amazing how much other writing things get done when going over the editing notes are next on the list). I love being absorbed in Emily’s current situation, wandering how she’s going to get out of it and trying to figure out how particular characters fit in, only revealing themselves at the end.