Just Nat: Life in the fast lane with Natalie Lowndes

ISBN: 9780645309911 | Trade orders please contact us here.  

Genre: Biography | Australian

The official biography of Natalie Lowndes by author, Natalie Kile.

Natalie Kile (L) and Natalie Lowndes (R) at the publisher’s depot for the arrival of Just Nat: Life in the Fast Lane with Natalie Lowndes.


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“ABSOLUTELY amazing, so much so I am going to read it a second time. Thank you for the advance read!”
Betty Klimenko, Erebus Motorsport SuperCars Racing Team Owner

“Just Nat” is, “just that” one woman’s race through life. Flat out down the straights and no backing off on the corners. From the back streets of Kallangur to the racetrack and outback, in “Just Nat” beats a huge heart and soul with a generosity of spirit and resilience to negotiate any obstacle in her path.”

Ian Skippen.

Gary Worrall, Sentinel News writes: Friend biography the launchpad for writing career

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  • Delivery charge overseas is $12 per book.
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  • Every order over $100 receives a mystery gift in their package.
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“Mum, This book is really good!” Chilli Lowndes 2/12/21.

What’s in Just Nat?

Author, Natalie Kile, presents the life of Nat Lowndes through a mix of interviews with Nat herself, photographs, researched narrative, and interviews with people close to Nat – including Bev Brock, Helen Lowndes (Craig Lowndes’ Mum), Flav (Nat’s best friend), and more.

From Nat’s early adventures and experiences that shaped her, through meeting her husband, behind the scenes of the V8 motorsport industry, incredible fan anecdotes, starting a family, her connection with the land and buying her dream property with a ‘big arse trampoline’, the breakdown of Australia’s golden couple, a trip around Australia with her son and daughter, and life after V8 motorsport, one thing has remained constant–Natalie Lowndes’ absolute love of horses, one in particular.

Natalie Lowndes is a proud bogan. She describes reverently what that word means to her. She’s also generous, fierce, game, intelligent and witty. But the impression that lingers after you turn the last page is the thoughtfulness that Nat demonstrates to others.

This book itself is an example of Nat’s generosity and thoughtfulness. Responding to a random request by author, Natalie Kile, and spurred on by consistent requests from friends and social media followers over the years, Nat Lowndes allowed the author into her close space to enable this book. Nat Lowndes is taking no proceeds from the sale of Just Nat – instead the author is donating a portion of sales to Nat Lowndes’ favourite charities.

For Like-Minded Friends & Followers

Nat Lowndes requested that friends and followers are taken care of, so the first 500 people who purchase Just Nat will receive edition numbers inside their book, and a personal message and autograph by Nat Lowndes.

Just Nat will be supplied to pre-order customers from December 2021 onwards. Just Nat will be officially launched in March 2022.

About the Author:

Author Natalie Kile has a Bachelor of Journalism from Qld University of Technology. While working as a freelance journalist to get a ‘foot in the door’, she trained as a Motorcycle Instructor to pay the bills. At 24-years-old, she was hit by a car and would spend the next year in recovery, sustaining injuries until today. Her career took a different trajectory – Business Admin, Mystery Shopper and Queensland manager of Motoring Women where her tasks included teaching women how to change tyres. As a teenager she loved cars and bikes, a love that’s never left her. She has since become a mother of two beautiful children. One morning, she woke up with a life-altering thought; she decided to go back to her first ever job – making people laugh and telling good stories. She reached out to Nat Lowndes, and now here we are!

Reviews for Just Nat by Natalie Kile

‘A really good read. Well written and nicely done to describe some events without the modern day trashing the ex style. A good behind the scenes story and insight into her world and really getting to know the real person behind the public version we saw on TV and at racing events–so much more and such a kind hearted soul.’

Andrew Symons

‘I loved everything about this book but there is one story in particular that has stayed with me. Nat Lowndes once drove a special edition V8 interstate throughout the night to rock up on the doorstep of one of her then husband’s fans who was having a particularly bad time. I won’t say the rest here – because I’ll ruin the read – but it is this story in particular that converted me into a Nat Lowndes’ fan. I feel honoured to have been asked to preview this wonderful book, and I wish the author and Nat Lowndes all the best’…

Cate Sawyer, Author.

I had the luck to have an early reading copy of Just Nat, and it’s one of the best biographies I’ve ever read. Even if you don’t know anything about car racing, I recommend this book just because Nat herself is great to hear from. There’re plenty of interviews and quotes in the book from people who knew Nat, and all of them add an extra facet to the story as it goes. See full review here.

Nita Delgado, Reviewer

‘We are thrilled that the two Nats – Nat Lowndes and Nat Kile – chose us. We didn’t think we had a chance – we’re a small publisher. But it turns out we had the winning formula to sway Nat Lowndes. When she saw our cover design, which is quintessential Nat, we got the gig. Natalie Lowndes is a true-blue Aussie role model, and we can’t wait to hear your comments after you’ve read Just Nat. It moved us, it’ll move you too’…

Carolyn Martinez, Director, Hawkeye Publishing

Like to learn more about Natalie Kile? Visit her Hawkeye author page here or on Facebook.

Author Natalie Kile
Natalie Kile – Author

Natalie Kile – Author of Just Nat | Location: Brisbane

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25 comments to “Just Nat: Life in the fast lane with Natalie Lowndes”

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  1. Karen - December 2, 2021 Reply

    Thankyou so much.
    Been eagerly awaiting its arrival.
    Nat is such an inspirational beautiful person

  2. Judy - December 2, 2021 Reply

    Can’t wait to read this book. Cheers!

  3. Ange - December 2, 2021 Reply

    Can’t wait!!

  4. Karly - December 2, 2021 Reply

    Awesome. Can’t wait to read this!!!

  5. Fran Hughes - December 2, 2021 Reply

    Great, thank you Carolyn for letting me know my pre-ordered book is on its way. so excited!!!!!!

  6. Tanya - December 6, 2021 Reply

    Hey Nat & Nat, I just received my Just Nat book & I can’t wait to read it. I will b on holidays next week & I am looking forward to a holiday read.

  7. Cindy - December 6, 2021 Reply

    Woohoo thank you so much! Can’t wait to receive and read. Nat is the best, so incredibly inspirational! Thanks again

  8. Dean - December 14, 2021 Reply

    Natalie, Congratulations on a fantastic book! I picked it up from the PO Box and couldn’t put it down.

  9. Kevin - December 14, 2021 Reply

    This book is sensational! Real. Natalie Lowndes is one heck of a lady. Great family too, including Brad.

  10. Nic - December 14, 2021 Reply

    I’ve just finished reading Just Nat and loved every page. The book reinforces my opinion that Natalie Lowndes is truly amazing, and a beautiful soul.

  11. Fran - December 14, 2021 Reply

    An excellent read! My hubby had to get his own dinner last night because I couldn’t put it down.

  12. Sally - December 14, 2021 Reply

    I loved this book! I couldn’t put the bloody thing down. So respectfully written. Seriously awesome.

  13. Anita - December 14, 2021 Reply

    What a bloody great book! Take a bow, and well done.

  14. Kylie - December 14, 2021 Reply

    What a great read! This book is funny, honest, and handles the “tricky bits” so very graciously. Well done to Nat and Nat.

  15. Sally - December 14, 2021 Reply

    Just wanted to say, what a fantastic read! Every bit of it. I also absolutely respect and enjoyed Bev Brock’s story. I’m a rev head from way back and Peter Brock has been my brother’s and my hero since V8’s started. We have a Peter Brock camping chair and it goes with us on all our camping trips. Nat, thank you for sharing your story!

  16. Peter - December 14, 2021 Reply

    Wowee, your book arrived this morning and I haven’t put it down. There’s a lot to take in. It’s so well written that I feel like I know enough about Natalie Lowndes, the things she holds dear, and her values, that I could have an in-depth conversation with her even though I’m a stranger. One thing I’ve come to realise, she (and Craig Lowndes for that matter) have such an amazing ability to keep that smile on, no matter what’s happening inside, and the ability to smile and make others feel okay, even when they’re not.

  17. Carolyn Martinez - December 14, 2021 Reply

    Just finished reading it. What a great read! Thank you!!

  18. Name withheld - December 14, 2021 Reply

    Bloody awesome! Well written. Plenty of “I feel ya” moments. My congratulations to the author, and Natalie Lowndes.

  19. Name withheld - December 14, 2021 Reply

    I’ve read maybe 8 books in my life. I couldn’t put this one down. My wife pinched it off me after chapter 6 and then I had to wait for her to read it. Bloody sensational book – and that’s from both of us.

  20. Daniel - December 14, 2021 Reply

    My wife bought your book and I pinched it from her. Great read! From the heart, no bullshit. It was good to read the truth rather than media rumours and half truths. What a great outlook on life. Well done Nat Lowndes and Nat Kile.

  21. Simon - December 14, 2021 Reply

    A top read. The names, the places, the cars, it’s like I’m having my own flashbacks to those days while reading it.

  22. Kay - December 14, 2021 Reply

    A great read! I nearly peed myself laughing when Levi spent the night in the bush because Nat was angry at him.

  23. Janelle - December 14, 2021 Reply

    Just finished reading Just Nat and want to say thank you for such an honest, raw, well-written glimpse in Nat Lowndes personal world. I loved everything about this book!

  24. Julie Anne Gleeson - December 15, 2021 Reply

    Cannot wait to get my autographed copy

  25. Sharon A - February 10, 2022 Reply

    A great story that is told well by the Author/ writer. It was easy to read, mostly I laughed but my heart broke a few times too. Very much recommend . It was written without bitchiness or attention seeking.

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