Kathryn Gossow is a writer and sometimes gardener living in a two acre garden in a pocket of the Brisbane River. When she is writing, her garden is a mess. When she is gardening, she forgets to write. It seems she cannot have both.
Kathryn’s manuscript Cassandra was chosen for the Australian Society of Authors Mentorship Program for 2014 and is published by Odyssey Books. Cassandra can tell the future – just like Cassandra of Troy – except she lives in 1980’s Queensland where she takes too many drugs and falls in love with the wrong boy. Order it here
Kathryn also has two chickens, one is called Broody Bridget. There is a story about her in a collection of short stories The Dark Poet about a boy whose magnetic charm and self-destructive tendencies make him a lover you want to avoid.
Kathryn was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won a commendation in the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Flash Fiction Competition and has a number of published stories out in the world. Links to her short stories are here.
Kathryn writes for that elusive feeling when she gets into the zone and there is nothing else in the world but her and the words that tumble onto the page. She says is better than drugs. She writes in too many genres and should settle down. At the moment she is obsessed with rewriting fairy tales, mythic fiction and magical realism.
For fun she jumped out of plane (only once)…