Publishing your story has never been easier!



about us

Susan Unwin, at the book launch of her book Medical Mayhem in 2018

The Book Incubator™, provides a safe and authentic place for people to tell their stories. Our  workshops are inclusive; accessible to all ages, all abilities and have no barriers. The programs are designed to support people as they tell their stories, discover new things about themselves and connect on a deeper level to their personal history.


In today's product driven world, we take a step back and focus on the importance of the process and the impact on the individual.  Through  playfulness and carefully constructed guidelines, our small group workshops help people to find their voice as they craft and tell their stories in an authentic manner. Our programs are empowering tools for self expression. They are fun, challenging, and achievable. .


The creation of personal narratives touches both the creator and the reader very deeply. The author has  opportunities to  have their voice heard through their story telling and the reader is often moved to reflect on the experience of the writer and through their own life experiences.


Our scope is broad and our workshops are customised to meet the best outcomes for each community group. We work with people of all ages. We have worked with people who have suffered the effects of  trauma, sexual and domestic abuse, dementia and grief,  young mums, people wanting to tell their birth stories, youth groups,  the elderly, carers of children with disabilities, children and adults with disabilities. Based in the South West of  Australia,  our team loves to travel and, now that we are online, our programs can be run anywhere in the world.



 Writing and Publishing for Upcoming Authors


We offer a variety of programs including living history  and writing and illustration classes. Our innovative writing programs are  designed for individuals who are ready to self publish, have a manuscript that doesn't work with our From Storyboard to Print program and writers who simply prefers to work 1:1.  We can customise a program specifically for you to help you to write and prepare your book for publication. Contact us to us and see how we can assist and customise our services to suit your needs. As we adapt to putting all of our programs online, please bear with us as we make changes and develop our new site


From Storyboard to Print™ for the Young and Not-So-Young

These are intensive programs which will help you to create a wonderful 24 or 32 page professionally printed  picture book

Our programs provide 16 hours of direct contact time plus design consultation, professional book and cover design, pre-press and print management at an affordable cost. You will be supplied with a hard copy workbook to .use as a process diary.  This journal will contain the handwritten elements of the process.  In addition you will be supplied with  easy to use templates and guides, creative thinking and problem solving activities, online support and a book launch. Books created in this program are sure to become treasured family heirlooms.



Have you got a story that you want to prepare for publication? At the Book Incubator we help people to produce, publish and market their own work. Have you  written a graphic novel, family history, your memoirs or a book for your children. We offer a personalised service to help you to format, edit and create your book for the print and digital marketplace. We take on a small number of publication projects each year.

The Tool Kit

We are developing a series of self help guides to assist you with your writing process.  Comprehensive tools will be uploaded including  guides to help you to plan your storyboard,  tell a visual story and block out a larger book.


Bespoke Writing Services offered by the Book Incubator


Whispers of Wisdom™

Whispers of Wisdom™ is a living history project designed to help you to preserve a piece of your family’s history.  You or your loved one is interviewed, recorded, photographed and then one of the wonderful stories told  retold and created as a beautiful 32 page picture book. All interviews are recorded  and provided to the curator of the story at the end of the project.


This is a bespoke and special project where the Book Incubator  writing team will create your family story as a book. The stories of our elders help us to make sense of the world and our place within it.  These stories are precious family treasures.


Business Stories

Business storytelling is the art of using stories to communicate a specific goal or a desired outcome. Business storytelling can connect with employees, customers, suppliers, partners, and investors – in fact, anyone else involved with your organisation. We can write your business story for you or teach you how to write your own. Contact us to find out how!

Storytelling Circle


Where the art of telling a story is taught and practiced. Coming soon in person in the South West and online.


Photo Credit: Shannon Verhagen,  Bunbury Herald


BDes, GradDip Creative Art Therapies, ,GradDipED, M.Des


2020 WA  Women's Hall of Fame Inductee (Arts & Culture)

2017 South West Small Business Innovation Award

2013 Gold Medal IPPY Award


Kate’s belief that everyone has a story to tell drives every creative program and workshop that she develops and is the driving force behind the foundation of the Book Incubator.


Known for her empathy and compassion mixed with a rather wicked sense of humour, Kate has the ability to quickly  create bonds and build safe places for people to share their stories.


Kate has created a series of award winning Narrative Therapy initiatives. It is her belief in the importance of written, visual and oral  storytelling sees her as a sought after speaker in the corporate sector, in communities and at creative forums.

Social storytelling through photography

The No Fixed Address Project
Homelessness in the South West Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

No writing or drawing experience is necessary!


All you need is a story that you would like to tell.

We will help you to do the rest.

It is your story,  your way.

Fact or fiction we will help you to write, illustrate and prepare it for publication.

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