Kendall Talbot is a thrill seeker, hopeless romantic, virtual killer, and award-winning author of stories that’ll have your heart thumping from action-packed suspense and steamy bedroom scenes.
Kendall has sought thrills in all 38 countries she’s visited. She’s abseiled down freezing waterfalls, catapulted out of a white-water raft, jumped off a mountain with a man who spoke little English, and got way too close to a five-metre shark. When she isn’t writing heart-thumping suspense in exotic locations, she’s watching Game of Thrones, enjoying wine and cheese with her crazy besties, and planning her next thrilling international escape.
She lives in Brisbane, Australia with her very own hero and a fluffy little dog who specializes in hijacking her writing time. Meanwhile, Kendall’s two sons are off making their own adventures – look out world.
Kendall’s book, Lost in Kakadu won the acclaimed title of Romantic Book of the Year in 2014, and she’s also been a finalist for Best Romantic Suspense, Best Crime Novel, Best Continuing Series, and Best New Author.
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Her exciting adventures
Abseiling (Australia, New Zealand)
Aligator Tour (New Orleans USA)
Alcatraz Tour (San Francisco USA)
Ate deep fried grasshopper (Vietnam)
ATV buggy adventure in Mexico
Bartered in the Bazaar (Turkey)
Bob Sledding/Snow Mobile (Canada)
Cable Car rides (Brazil, Greek Islands, Vancouver)
Camel riding (Egypt)
Canyoning (New Zealand)
Caving (New Zealand, Thailand)
Climbed Ayers Rock/Uluru (Australia)
Climbed Mackinnon Pass (New Zealand)
Climbed Mount Warning (NSW Australia)
Climbed Mount Tibrogargan (QLD Australia)
Climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge (NSW Australia)
Crawled through Cho Chi Tunnels (Vietnam)
Deep Sea Fishing (Australia, Solomon Islands)
Explored Pompeii (Italy)
Explored Chichen Itza Mayan Temple (Mexico)
Flying Fox/High Trees (New Zealand, Tasmania)
Gambled in the casino (Macau, Las Vegas)
Go Carting (New Zealand, Australia, Canada)
Gondola Ride Venice (Italy)
Hang Gliding (Rio - Brazil)
Hiked the Cinque Terre (Italy)
Hiked the Franz Josef Glacier (New Zealand)
Jet Boating (Australia, Bali, New Zealand)
Jet Skiing (Australia, Bali)
Jumped into a Xenotes (Mexico)
Marveled at Stonehenge (England)
Overnight Train (New Orleans to Chicago)
October Fest Party (Germany)
Paragliding (Australia, Bali)
Quad Biking (Bali)
Rock Climbing (Australia)
Sailing (Australia, Bali)
Scuba diving (Australia, Christmas Island, Solomon Islands)
Scuba Dive with Sharks (Solomon Islands)
Scuba Dive with whale sharks (Christmas Island)
Searched for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland
Snow Skiing (Australia, Canada, New Zealand)
Stand up paddle board (Australia)
Swim with Sting rays (Grand Cayman Island)
Tramping/Hiking (Australia, New Zealand-Milford Track)
Underground tour (Seattle)
Visited the Amish communities of Philadelphia (USA)
Visited the Vatican City (Italy)
Voodoo tour in New Orleans (USA)
Waved to the Queen outside Buckingham Palace (UK)
Whale Watching (Australia, Mexico)
White water rafting (Australia, Bali, New Zealand)
Wine tasting - every where.....bring it on.
Places she's visited
Her Writing Achievements
2017 - Signed up with Literary Agency - The Knight Agency
2017 - Signed a 3 book deal with USA publisher - Kensington Publishing
2016 - 3 books in finals for Best Crime Novel - Davitt Awards.
2015 - First print book and crime novel published.
2015 - Signed her first print book deal with Harlequin Mira
2014 - Signed a 3 book deal with Escape Publishing
2014 - Winner of the RUBY - Romantic Book of the Year (Romantic Elements) RWA's premier award.
2014 - Top 100 in Australia's Favourite Novelist - Booktopia
2014- Finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Association awards for Best New Author, AND Best Romantic suspense for Lost in Kakadu
2013 - First Book published by Harlequin Escape - YAY
2011 - Winner Romance Writers Australia 5DI - 5 day intensive manuscript development workshop
2011 - Short story published
2011 - Winner Byron Bay Writers Festival - Pitch Perfect Competition
2010 - Winner CAL society of editors manuscript assessment
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