My name is Kate Thompson and I am the author of the picture book, Superheroes Don't Get Scared...Or Do They?
I am a passionate advocate for the importance of children's mental health, as well as reading and writing for pleasure, and I hope to inspire both through my books and author visits.
But how did I get here?
I spent most of my childhood reading, having lots of bookish adventures. I started writing and illustrating picture books when I was about 5 years old.
I decided then and there that when I grew up I was going to be a children’s author (while doing some detective work on the side).
However, instead when I grew up I became a lawyer. I was good at this job, and it did involve lots of reading and writing, and sometimes a bit of detective work, but it never felt quite right for me.
But then something BRILLIANT happened...
I was lucky enough to become a mum to two lovely boys and from my very first bedtime story session, I fell back into love with picture books and storytelling.
It wasn't easy to become a published author (nothing that's really worth having ever is). It took a lot of hard work, persistence and resilience, but eventually one story made it into the world, with more on the way.
I now live by the sea with my family, our white cat, guinea pigs and a visiting garden hedgehog, and spend my days having bookish adventures of my own making. And who knows, maybe one day I'll find a mystery that needs solving too!