S.C. Karakaltsas was born in Melbourne, Australia and spent the first three years of her life in Singapore. Her family bought a dairy farm in Maleny, located in South East Queensland where she spent most of her childhood. As a teenager she returned to Melbourne where she finished high school and studied Economics at Monash University. She spent more than thirty years working in the corporate sector until she discovered a love for writing in 2014.
S.C. Karakaltsas has always been an avid reader and blogs about the amazing books she’s read. Check out her Latest Book Reviews
When she’s not reading, she writes short stories and historical fiction novels about little known times and places. Take a look at her internationally published works.
The Good Child (2021) is a compelling story of two very different women: 72-year-old Lucille, with a hidden tragic past, and 30-year-old Quin, whose ambitions lost her everything.
Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Good Child is a powerful novel of emotional and financial resilience, loss and unexpected friendship.
A Perfect Stone (2018) is about the plight of a young Macedonian boy escaping the Greek Civil War in 1948. An international best seller in Canada and Australia, the novel continues to receive widespread reviews.
Her father passed away some years ago and S.C. Karakaltsas discovered letters he’d written in 1948 to her grandmother. From the letters, a story of hardship, Colonialism, racism, violence and murder was untangled. Her first novel, Climbing the Coconut Tree, (2016) is an historical fiction set on a Central Pacific phosphate mining island is inspired by the true story of the murder of two workers.
Check out her blog post for more on Climbing the Coconut Tree https://sckarakaltsas.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/the-letters/
S.C. Karakaltsas has received accolades for her short stories and has work published in the Lane Cove Literary Awards Anthology and Monash Writers Anthology. She also has work collected and published in Her short story collection, Out of Nowhere (2017) takes a contemporary look at the Australian lifestyle.