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I never imagined when I started on this journey that I would have have so much joy in writing. All these short stories, the characters, the scenes, the twists at the ending make a significant pile that I have every intention of adding to.


I divide my year between writing and reading, and making visual art at home, in Sydney, where I live with my husband and our dog. Most days, I feel like one of the very lucky ones.


I am originally from Budapest, but for more than two decades I have been living at the beach which was my dream always. After retiring from SBS Radio in 2017 my other childhood dream came true when I published my first book in English.


As a journalist/broadcaster for 18 years I told so many stories about real people, real lives. Now I have the pleasure to create characters and set them free in a fantasy world.


I worked as a radio and television presenter from my early childhood but choose to be a teacher. I later worked as a marketing manager, copywriter, and as a producer in my old country.  I even sang in a band for a couple of years. English is my second language and as such it is always a great challenge to express myself.


My first book Fingerprints – Tales from Somewhere - was released in 2019.

Snippets – Doing Things Differently – was written during the pandemic and is my second book a collection of new short stories.


I had always wanted to write, ever since I realized that real people wrote all those books in the library. When I started, a whole new world opened for me. I didn’t need anybody anymore. It was always there for me, my savior, my healer, my music.          


When I write I pound on doors until they open for me.  When I walk through them, I have grace, and I am beautiful again.  Katakiss freelance writer                              








These stories are about mothers and fathers, lovers and goblins, sons and daughters. Meet Angel, Mary, Billy, Martha and George. These characters are set free in a fantasy world. You have to break up with Jay, leave Annabel, bring home Daniel and love Evie. On the train or a plane, in a laundromat or in a courthouse, there are magic potions, a statue, a missing gun, the dodo and the grumpy goblin. Have conversations with strange working girls, with drunk film makers, or even with your consciousness. These stories from somewhere, these fingerprints of the author, will leave you with compassion, love and laughter.

Available in both soft cover and digital.

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This book was written in a time, when we did things differently. 

Everybody had a new story. We lived in fairy tales, our streets had their own stories and families learnt to understand each other better. When you can’t go to faraway places, you look around our own streets. Most of these stories seems to have the same backdrop. A city with rain, noises from the background and dark silhouettes behind the curtains. Streets with people and stories. In a dream.

The colours, the tastes, the sounds, and the views of nature got new meaning, new reflections, and new adventures started with no finishing line in view.

Kata’s processing of one language into another gives the stories a kind of stillness, it’s melancholy seems to come from a European heart.

The perceptive collection of short stories leaves questions that stay in the mind longer.

Available in both soft cover and digital.


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© 2021 Kata Kiss


”I found myself gazing into space to give my thoughts time to cope with the shock ending.”


”It raised really excellent questions about how different people see relationships. And how the truth as we remember it may be very one sided.”


”Maybe it’s your processing of one language into another that gives your stories a kind of stillness, but it’s the melancholy that seems to come from a European heart that reminds me of a Bernhard Schlink..but it’s a lot of things.”

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