Kate Gordon grew up in a very booky house, with two librarian parents, in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. In 2009 she won a Varuna fellowship, which led to publication of four titles with Allen and Unwin and Random House Australia. Kate was the recipient of 2011 and 2012 Arts Tasmania Assistance to Individuals grants, which means she can now spend more time doing what she loves. She was the recipient of the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award. In 2018, realising a life-long dream, she will have her first two picture books published..