Publishing your story has never been easier!



about us

Susan Unwin, at the book launch of her book Medical Mayhem in 2018

The Book Incubator™, provides a safe and authentic place for storytelling. Our programs are designed to support people as they tell their stories, discover new things and connect on a deeper level to their personal history.  Our  programs  are inclusive and reflect the needs of the workshop participants.


At the Book Incubator we take a step back from today's product driven world,and focus on the process and the importance of the process foe each individual.  Through carefully developed workshops,  people of all ages find their voice as they craft and tell stories.


The creation of personal narratives touches both the author and the reader very deeply. The author has  opportunities to  have their voice heard through their story telling and the reader is often moved to reflect on the experience of the writer and through their own life experiences.


Our programs are empowering tools for self expression. They are fun, challenging, and achievable. Our scope is broad and our workshops are customised to meet the best outcomes for each  group. We work with people of all ages. We have worked with people who have suffered the effects of  trauma, sexual and domestic abuse, dementia and grief,  young mums, people wanting to tell their birth stories, youth groups,  the elderly, carers of children with disabilities, children and adults with disabilities. Everybody has a story! Based in the South West of  Australia,  our team loves to travel and, now that we are online, our programs can be run anywhere in the world.


 Writing and Publishing for Upcoming Authors


We offer a variety of programs including living history  and writing and illustration classes. Our innovative writing programs are  designed for individuals who are ready to self publish, have a manuscript that doesn't work with our From Storyboard to Print program and writers who simply prefers to work 1:1.  We can customise a program specifically for you to help you to write and prepare your book for publication. Contact us to us and see how we can assist and customise our services to suit your needs. As we adapt to putting all of our programs online, please bear with us as we make changes and develop our new site


From Storyboard to Print™


These are intensive programs which will help you to create a 24 or 32 page professionally printed  picture book that tells your story in words and pictures.


Books created in this program are sure to become treasured family heirlooms.



  • 16 hours of direct contact time
  • a hard copy process journal.
  • easy to use templates and guides
  • creative thinking, scene and character development activities
  • design consultation,
  • professional book and cover design
  • pre-press and print management
  • online support
  • book launch.


Have you got a story that you want to prepare for publication? At the Book Incubator we help people to produce, publish and market their own work. Have you  written a graphic novel, family history, your memoirs or a book for your children. We offer a personalised service to help you to format, edit and create your book for the print and digital marketplace. We take on a small number of publication projects each year.

From Storyboard to Print™ in-school camps


Students are fully engaged in creating their own professionally printed and published book.


  • 15 hour (5 half day) incursion
  • a hard copy process journal.
  • easy to use templates and guides
  • creative thinking, scene and character development activities
  • design consultation,
  • professional book and cover design
  • pre-press and print management
  • online support
  • book launch.
  • school library receives one copy of each book created
  • Programs available for years 1- 8

Bespoke Writing Services offered by the Book Incubator


Whispers of Wisdom™

Whispers of Wisdom™ is a living history project designed to help you to preserve a piece of your family’s history.  You or your loved one is interviewed, recorded, photographed and then one of the wonderful stories told  retold and created as a beautiful 32 page picture book. All interviews are recorded  and provided to the curator of the story at the end of the project.


This is a bespoke and special project where the Book Incubator  writing team will create your family story as a book. The stories of our elders help us to make sense of the world and our place within it.  These stories are precious family treasures.


Business Stories

Business storytelling is the art of using stories to communicate a specific goal or a desired outcome. Business storytelling can connect with employees, customers, suppliers, partners, and investors – in fact, anyone else involved with your organisation. We can write your business story for you or teach you how to write your own. Contact us to find out how!


Storytelling Circle


Where the art of telling a story is taught and practiced. Coming soon in person in the South West and online.

Photo Credit: Shannon Verhagen,  Bunbury Herald



Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work (MNTCW)

Master of Design, GradDip Creative Art Therapies, GradDipED,  BDes,

    •  2020 Western Australia Women's Hall of Fame Inductee (Arts and Culture)

    •  2020 South West Australia Small Business Home-based Business runner up

    •  2017 South West Australia  Small Business Innovation Award

    •  2013 Gold Medal IPPY Award (New York) for her book, About Face


Kate’s belief that everyone has a story to tell drives every creative program and workshop that she develops and is the driving force behind the foundation of the Book Incubator.


Known for her empathy and compassion mixed with a rather wicked sense of humour, Kate has the ability to quickly  create bonds and build safe places for people to share their stories. She has created a series of award winning Narrative Therapy initiatives that support her belief in the importance of written, visual and oral  storytelling.  Kate is a sought after speaker in the corporate sector, in communities and at creative forums.

Social storytelling through photography

The No Fixed Address Project
Homelessness in the South West Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

No writing or drawing experience is necessary!


All you need is a story that you would like to tell.

We will help you to do the rest.

It is your story,  your way.

Fact or fiction we will help you to write, illustrate and prepare it for publication.

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