Kate Gordon grew up in a small town by the sea in Tasmania.
Her first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue, was published in the Girlfriend series by Allen and Unwin in 2010. Her second book, Thyla, was published by Random House Australia in April 2011, and her third book, Vulpi, the sequel to Thyla, was published in April 2012. Kate was the recipient of 2011 and 2012 Arts Tasmania Assistance to Individuals grants.
More recently, Kate wrote Writing Clementine, which was published in June 2014 by Allen and Unwin. It received the 2016 IBBY Ena Noel Award and was published in the German language by Random House, Germany. Twenty-five Memories of Viggo MacDuff was published in 2017 by Odyssey Books, with all proceeds going to White Ribbon Australia. In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was commended in the 2018 Vogel’s Awards.