Kate Mildenhall is the author of Skylarking (Black Inc., 2016). She is a writer and teacher who has taught in schools, RMIT University, State Library Victoria, and with Teachers Across Borders in Cambodia. Skylarking is her debut novel, based on the true story of Kate and Harriet, best friends growing up on a remote Australian cape in the 1880s, and the tragic event that befalls them. Skylarking was named in Readings bookstore’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2016 and longlisted for Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017. Kate lives in Hurstbridge, Victoria, and is currently working on a new novel.