Katy Watson-Kell was born in Scotland and moved to Western Australia when she was ten. After leaving high school on a whim, she spent the next ten years talking her way into a smorgasbord of occupations including golf course attendant, handbag seller and professional luncher. Eventually her creative juices bubbled to the surface and her first young adult novel, Juice, won the Avis Page Award for the highest ranking Australian novel (Older Readers category) in the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards 2002.
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2006)
Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Shortlisted 2006)
Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Winner 2002)
Inaugural Katherine Susannah Pritchard Foundation Science Fiction Award (Winner 1997)