VOICING THE UNSEEN: Kate Gordon

With mental health issues on the rise, this gifted author has drawn on her own experiences to create a beautifully gentle, authentic story of childhood anxiety in Aster’s Good, Right Things.

You’ve worked as a librarian in the past – what prompted the move to writing?

It was actually a complete accident! I’d always wanted to be a writer, but didn’t think it was a realistic dream for an ordinary girl from small-town Tasmania.