Kate Gordon grew up in a very bookish house, in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. After studying performing arts and realising she was a terrible actor, Kate decided to become a librarian. She never stopped writing and, in 2009, she applied for and won a Varuna fellowship, which led to all sorts of lovely writer things happening. Kate's first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue, was published in 2010. Her most recent publications are the middle-grade novels The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn, The Ballad of Melodie Rose, and Aster’s Good, Right Things, which won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers.