Kathryn Apel is a born-and-bred farm girl who’s scared of cows. She lives among the gum trees, cattle and kangaroos on a Queensland grazing property. Her previous books include the rollicking rural rhymer, This is the Mud! and the verse novel, Bully on the Bus, which won the 2014 Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children’s Literature: Younger Readers. Kat loves pumping poetry because she can flex her muscles across other genres, to bend (and break) writing rules. A trained teacher, Kathryn shares her passion for words at schools and festivals around the globe.