Kathryn Apel

 Kathryn Apel

Kat is passionate about words, and working with children. That’s why the primary teacher writes children’s books. Kat lives on a family property in Queensland with her cat-astrophic husband, Felix, and their two sons. She will never run out of things to write, because the males in her life are always making mischief and chaos. Many of Kat’s stories are quirky tales of life in rural Australia. She turns disaster into laughter.


This is the Mud! is Kathryn’s first picture book. 

It won the Preschool Picture Book Manuscript category of the inaugural ‘CYA Conference’ children’s writing competition in 2006. Beautifully illustrated by Warren Crossett, it was published by Lothian Children’s Books in 2009.


Kathryn’s chapter book, Fencing with Fear was published in 2008.

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