“From the beginning and throughout this story is pure pleasure for the reader. That sense of knowing you are in expert hands and giving yourself over to it. Losing yourself. Finding yourself. In this filmic story that unfolds in scenes that have stayed with me as far more than words.”

Rose Michael, author of The Asking Game, and judge of Eastern Regional Libraries Short Story Award 2010.

“Kate Rotherham’s winning story draws the reader into the character’s sense of place and relationships with subtlety and vividness.”

David Gilbey, editor of fourWtwenty 2009

"The strength of the story is not just in the beautiful prose, but also in the fine detail. By the end I was wiping away tears. That's the power of a great story."

John Holton, writer, editor, publisher and judge of the 2012 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize  

“A simple, honest, moving piece of fiction.”

Judge of the 2010 Banjo Patterson Writing Awards

"The depictions of innocence and loss by Kate Rotherham are masters of weaving together and pulling apart.” Adolfo Aranjuez (editor of Award Winning Australian Writing, 2010)

"'Potholes' is a beautiful, uplifting, original story that made me laugh. I find myself thinking about Harry as I go about mundane tasks. It is pleasant to be reminded of the possibility of beauty in the prosaic.” Karenlee Thompsson (Writer and Reviewer)



Runner-Up - Parenting Express/My Child Magazine short story competition


Winner - Albury Wodonga Theatre Company's Short Play Festival with 'Morning!' written and directed by Kate Rotherham, performed by Bridget Doyle.


Winner – Parenting Express/My Child Magazine short story competition - With The Wattle

Winner – Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize. Double Glazing

Highly Commended – Boroondara Literary prize - Double Glazing


Winner – Elyne Mitchell Rural Women’s Writing Award – Open Category.  Companion Planting


Winner – Eastern Regional Libraries Short Story Competition. Butterflies and Dragons

Winner – Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards. A Favourite Sky

3rd place – Banjo Patterson Writing Awards. Shelter


Winner – Elyne Mitchell Rural Women’s Writing Award – Open Category. Go Well!

Winner – Booranga Prize for Fiction. HM


Winner – Albury City Short Story Competition.  Bullies and Fountains