Dr Kate Forsyth is an award-winning poet, novelist, journalist and storyteller. Her historical novels for adults include The Blue Rose, Beauty in Thorns, The Wild Girl and Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction. Non-fiction books include Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia’s First Children’s Author, written with the assistance of the Nancy Keesing Fellowship and longlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards, and The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower which won the 2017 William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism. Her books for children include Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, which won a silver medal in the 2018 US Readers Favorite book awards; The Impossible Quest, shortlisted for a KOALA and a YABBA Award; and the Aurealis-award winning historical adventure series The Chain of Charms. Kate has also written for many newspapers and magazines, including Womankind, Good Weekend, Spectrum, The Conversation, Griffith Review, Text Magazine, Meanjin, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Good Reading. Kate has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a Doctorate of Creative Arts, and is an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers. Her work has been translated into twenty languages.