Kate Ames is a senior lecturer in the Bachelor of Professional Communication and associated degrees at Central Queensland University in Brisbane. Prior to becoming an academic she worked in magazine editorial, as a journalist and editor with a national newsstand magazine, and corporate publications and strategy. She has been a Public Affairs Officer in the Australian Defence Force (Army Reserve) since 2001. Her work is published regularly as a magazine feature writer and photographer.
Kate began documenting her brother's story when he became a quadruple amputee. This is her first book. She lives outside Brisbane with her husband and two children.