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.
The Bird in the Herd is Kat’s third picture book, following This is the Mud, and Up and Down on a Rainy Day. She has also written three verse novels, including Bully on the Bus, winner of the 2014 Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature, and a 2019 NCSS and CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (America).
A trained teacher, Kathryn shares her passion for words at schools and festivals.