Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. She is the author of six novels for teenagers, as well as the picture book, Bird on a Wire, and the junior fiction series, Juno Jones. She now writes middle grade fiction.
Girl Running, Boy Falling was released with Rhiza Edge in 2018. It is a story about grief, family, mental health and friendship, set in a small town in Tasmania. It has been long-listed in the 2019 CBCA Awards and was published in Germany.
Kate received the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award. In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards.
Kate lives in Hobart, with her husband, daughter, and a peculiar black cat called Mephy.