Kate Scott has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, Scotland, and two tiny villages in France. She now lives in Dorset with her husband and two children.
Poems from her collections Stitches (Peterloo) and Escaping the Cage (HappenStance – www.happenstancepress.com) have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and her short fiction on Radio 4 Extra. Kate was one of four poets-in-residence for the National Trust (West Dorset) which led to a reading hosted by Sir Andrew Motion and Tom Paulin at Kings Place, London (also published by HappenStance as Who’s in the Next Room?).
Kate’s TV writing credits include BIG AND SMALL (CBeebies), CHUGGINGTON (CBeebies), THE HIVE Series 1 and 2 (Disney World), TOOT THE TINY TUGBOAT (Channel 5) and DR PANDA.
She was the script editor for the second series of THE HIVE and is a script reader and editor for animated feature films.
Her radio play, Voice, was shortlisted for the Nick Darke Award (2011). She was also longlisted for the BBC Radio Writer’s Prize and in the Writersroom Script Room 10 (2016). Her work was selected for two stage-play script development events at Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre and two plays were performed at the 2014 Salisbury Fringe Festival. She currently has three radio plays in development.
Kate’s scriptwriting is represented by Jean Kitson at Kitson Press Associates (http://kitsonpress.co.uk/client/kate-scott/).
Kate was included in the first Undiscovered Voices anthology with her 11+ novel The Rule of Water. She has written fiction and non-fiction for HarperCollins, Hodder, Pearson Education, Oxford University Press and Penguin Random House. She also wrote a teen dystopian project for IP company FourteenFiftyFour Ltd.
The first book in Kate’s comedy-adventure series (Spies in Disguise, Piccadilly Press), Boy in Tights, won a Lancashire Fantastic Book Award (2015). Her novel for the 8–12s, Giant, was described as ‘fresh and funny . . . a book that celebrates friendship and the power of being true to yourself’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Giant was shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Award 2017; shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award 2018; longlisted for the Shrewsbury Book Fest Big Book Award and has been nominated for the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award 2018. Her latest book, Just Jack, was published in 2018.