The Friday Night Debrief is a romantic comedy that follows Kylie McManus as she leaves her home town of Mount Isa to take a job in Townsville. Alone in a new town, 27-year-old Kylie struggles to find herself and the life she so desperately wants. Hitting rock bottom, she makes a decision to turn bad situations into positive ones. She also joins a sport - Outrigging. One Friday night Kylie invites some of her teammates back to her flat for drinks and to debrief about their weeks. This becomes The Friday Night Debrief (The FND). The Friday Night Debriefers talk about the highs and lows of their week and receive open and honest feedback to support them in the midst of their crisis/conundrum. Outgrowing Kylie's flat, The FND evolves into a cabaret-style chat show with Kylie's gay friend and co-host Hayden transforming into a beautiful cross-dressing starlet. Kylie has a knack for getting herself into embarrassing and hilarious situations, which are shared with her new friends. As she celebrates positive changes in her friends' lives, there is still something missing in her own. Dare she believe in her own happy ever after? But just when Kylie looks like having it all, she may lose everything.
Kylie Asmus, like her fictional character and namesake Kylie McManus, was born and raised in Mount Isa, Queensland. Kylie has worked in the mining industry in Mount Isa, Townsville, Perth and Mackay and knows that success in life comes from hard work, dedication and determination. Through navigating change and overcoming difficult times, she has learnt the importance of remaining optimistic and focused. The Friday Night Debrief is Kylies' first novel and although fictional, it gives some insight into Kylies' optimistic nature, her ability to laugh at life and the importance she places on looking after her mates.
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