Katy Watson-kell

Katy Watson-Kell is the award-winning author of the novels Juice (2000) and Mama's Trippin' (2006) published by Fremantle Press.   As part of her PhD project in English and Creative Writing, she is completing a third novel, Capturing Chloe, inspired by French artist Jules Lefebvre's iconic nude painting Chloe, which has hung at Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne for over a century.

She lives in Safety Bay, Western Australia.


... absorbing and believably voiced ... Watson-Kell's respect and first-hand experience of the island and its people shows through her sensitive portrayal of Von's spiritual awakening.
Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday Age - Melbourne

The author successfully incorporates history of the New Zealand Moriori people of the Chatham Islands into the story-line and Von's awakening to his ancestral history.
Mama's Trippin' is a great read . . . showing the full range of emotions open to boys and men while taking us on a riveting adventure with Von at the helm.
Fiction Focus