Kate Scott was born in London of American parents. She 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) and TOOT THE TINY TUGBOAT (Channel 5).
She was the script editor for the second series of THE HIVE and is a script reader 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.
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 and Oxford University Press. She also wrote a teen dystopian project for IP company FourteenFiftyFour Ltd.
Kate’s comedy-adventure series for 8+, Spies in Disguise, is published by Piccadilly Press. The first book in the series, Spies in Disguise: Boy in Tights won a Lancashire Fantastic Book Award (2015).
Her new novel for 9–12s, Giant, will be published by Piccadilly in 2017. Another standalone novel will follow in 2018.