Kim Kane was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth for 'a writer, a dancer or a poet'. Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practice law. Kim's picture book Family Forest was shortlisted for the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards and her other picture books have all been notable books. Awards for Kim's novels include Inky, Davitt, Speech Pathology and ABIA shortlistings, a WA Premier's Book Awards honorary mention, and winning the Barbara Ramsden Award. Kim lives with her family in Melbourne. She writes whenever and wherever she can.