Bio

Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania.

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn was published by UQP, in 2020. Megan Daley called the book “‘Just exquisite”. Magpies Magazine called it “Haunting and beautiful”. You can read the Good Reading review here.

Books one and two in the Juno Jones, Word Ninja series – are junior fiction novels about books, friendship, alien lizard men, killer mermaids and an adventurous girl who definitely does not like reading. They are 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 In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards.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.

Aster’s Good, Right Things will be published by Yellow Brick Books in November, 2020.

Kate has another picture book, two series and three novels forthcoming, in 2020 and beyond! Watch this space for more details.