At the Book Incubator™ we provide

inclusive opportunities for people of all ages

to be heard, celebrated and appreciated.



Publishing your story has never been easier!

The Book Incubator™, provides a safe and authentic place for people to tell their stories. Our  workshops are inclusive; accessible to all ages, all abilities and have no barriers. Our programs are designed to support people as they tell their own stories, discover new things about themselves and connect on a deeper level to their personal history.


In today's product driven world, at The Book Incubator™ , we take a step back and focus on the importance of the process and the impact on the individual.  Through interaction, discussion, playfulness and carefully constructed guidelines, our small group workshops help people to find their voice as they craft and tell their stories in an authentic manner. Our programs are empowering tools for self expression that encourage positive outcomes for all participants regardless of any perceived boundaries. They are fun, challenging, and achievable. .


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


Our scope is broad and our workshops are customised to meet the best outcomes for each community 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. 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.

Photo Credit: Shannon Verhagen,  Bunbury Herald


BDes, GradDip Creative Art Therapies, ,GradDipED,, M.Des


2020 WA  Women's Hall of Fame Inductee

2017 South West Small Business Innovation Award

2013 Gold Medal IPPY Award


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 with  people and create a safe place for people to share their stories. She has created a series of award winning narrative therapy initiatives.


Kate's belief in the importance of written, visual and oral  storytelling sees her as 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

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