Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania.
Her latest book, Juno Jones, Word Ninja, is a junior fiction novel about books, friendship, alien lizard men, killer mermaids and an adventurous girl who definitely does not like reading. It is out now from Yellow Brick Books.
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. You can find links to buy it here.
Her first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue was published in the Girlfriend series by Allen and Unwin in 2010. Her second book, Thyla, was published by Random House Australia in April 2011 and her third book, Vulpi, the sequel to Thyla, was published in April 2012. Kate was the recipient of 2011 and 2012 Arts Tasmania Assistance to Individuals grants.
Writing Clementine was published in June 2014 by Allen and Unwin. It received the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award and was published in the German language by Random House, Germany. In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards.
In 2019, Kate had her first picture book, Bird on a Wire, published by Hardie Grant.
Kate has another picture book, two series and two novels forthcoming, in 2018 and 2019.