Kathryn Apel is passionate about words, and working with children. That’s why the primary teacher writes children’s books – and many other things. Kat lives on a family property with her cat-astrophic husband, Felix, and their two sons. She will never run out of thing 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.
Kat’s rhyming picture book ‘This is the Mud!’ (illustrated by Warren Crossett) was published by Lothian in 2009. Her chapter book, ‘Fencing with Fear’ was published in the Aussie! Read! series in 2008 while her poetry has been published in magazines globally.
Kathryn has co-ordinated a Month of Haiku in 2008, a Month of Poetry in 2010, and conducted workshops face-to-face, online and through the world’s largest classroom – Katherine School of the Air.