Kate North was born in a bush hospital in Zambia and delivered by a trainee psychiatrist, which explains a lot. When she moved to England age five, wearing shoes was a novel experience. She trained and worked as a rural English GP, specialising in Sports Medicine. Then she followed her husband abroad and suddenly her career did somersaults. She doctored in Uganda and found herself looking down a microscope at weird, tropical, squiggly things; she bounced around as an aerobics instructor in Zimbabwe (and had quite a few babies at the same time); she photographed wildlife in Malaysia, whilst hosting the odd leech or two; and she ran a home-cooking business in Egypt, which amused her friends who know she burns food and can’t add up for toffee.
She now lives in the heart of England with her husband, three children; and their dog, cat and parrot.