Kat Carr – Writer

About Me

So … can you keep a secret?

Here’s my story. Well, not the whole story (snore!), just the bit about how I became a writer, a little bit backwards. (Please don’t tell everyone. I think this is where I’m supposed to sound like I planned the whole thing.)

I didn’t always know I wanted to be a writer. As a child, the thought never crossed my mind. I was far too busy putting on plays and for the last 20 years, I have continued to do just that – writing and directing shows for community theatre – shoe horned in around family and work and the general spaghetti of life. Until …

OK that didn’t happen. Here’s what happened. 

I wrote a book, and then I decided I wanted to be a writer.

Yep. Entirely back to front.



Next stop: Obsession.

I live with my husband and our four amazing kids in beautiful Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.

I now study writing, write contemporary fiction, musical theatre, and short stories – and generally play with words – every chance I get.

Words, words and more words.

(My family and friends are very glad I decided to become a writer. It gives their ears a rest.)

I’d love to hear about your journey to becoming a writer or a reader, or both

(and hey, your secrets are safe with me).