Kate Frost is an author of contemporary women’s fiction and an award-winning time travel adventure series for children. Kate grew up in the 80s reading adventure stories like Roald Dahl’s The BFG, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. She started writing her own stories when she spent months off school following open-heart surgery at the age of seven.
Kate has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and has also taught lifewriting to Creative Writing undergraduates there. She’s keen on doing literary events and has been on author panels at the Bristol Festival of Literature, and chaired readings and discussed writing for children at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival and Oakwood Literature Festival in Derby. At the beginning of 2019 she was appointed the Director of Children’s and Teen’s Events at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. She’s also Co-founder of Storytale Festival, a new city-wide children’s book festival in Bristol. The inaugural festival will run from the 26th October to the 3rd November 2019. She enjoys inspiring children to read, write and be creative, and wants to continue taking creative writing workshops based on Time Shifters, her time travel adventure books, into schools.
Over the years Kate’s had many jobs in a cinema, a bookshop, a factory and at NHS Direct. She’s worked as a freelance writer, ground staff at Edgebaston Tennis Tournament and as a Supporting Artist in the films Vanity Fair, King Arthur and The Duchess. By far her favourite job is being an author and telling stories.
Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, son and their Cavalier King Charles spaniel.