Kylie Taylor


Hi I'm Kylie Taylor. I live on a small property on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia and enjoy spending my time with family and pottering around the bush we share with our dogs, an ageing horse and a myriad of feathered friends. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and Writing, at the Edith Cowan University and work part-time in school administration. When not studying, I enjoy quilting, playing the guitar, reading Tim Winton and listening to good music (Indie folk) on long trips and camping in the North West with my husband and kids. I am a Jesus follower and a grateful one at that, and I'm a huge fan of 'Survivor', the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, and ice-cream! Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me.


Potatoes to Gold
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
'Potatoes to Gold' is a short story set in the late 1890s, during the West Australian gold rush, and offers an insight into the living conditions that outback pioneering families endured. The story is told from the perspective of a bright, young girl, Cathleen Sophia, who reveals her love of the outback and her devotion to her grandmother. And her fear of one day having to leave them both.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kylie Taylor

  • Mystery Box on May 27, 2014

    A tale of classroom antics relatable to young and old(er) readers with a few twists and turns thrown in. Fans of Master Chef will also enjoy this particular 'Mystery Box' surprise!
  • Lessons in Eating Soup on May 27, 2014

    'Lessons in Eating Soup' is a touching story of life in Poland in the 1980s, as viewed from a young boy's perspective. The story subtly taps into the challenges faced by migrants entering a new life in Australia. Thank you for the experience!
  • Brushstrokes on May 28, 2014

    'Brushstrokes' is powerful and sensitive. It made me feel sad but in a necessary kind of way. I feel like I know these characters - I actually did know a 'Rosie' when I was a kid growing up in Bayswater. I also love the colour imagery, the description of the Swan River and the character's names: 'Snow-scene' and 'Green-eyes'. Wendy, thank you for the reminder.
  • Beyond the Crossing on May 29, 2014

    I love hearing stories about the outback so thank you, Lorraine. It was cute seeing the relationship between Liz and Mike develop through their online dialogue and watch as the number of xxx (kisses) increased. I hope they ended up together in Queensland.