Kate ForsythKate Forsyth (born 3 June 1966) is an Australian author. She is best known for her historical novel ''Bitter Greens'', which interweaves a retelling of the ''Rapunzel'' fairy tale with the true life story of the woman who first told the tale, the 17th century French writer Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force.
Forsyth is also the author of several children's books, including ''The Gypsy Crown'', ''The Puzzle Ring'', ''The Starthorn Tree'', ''The Wildkin's Curse'', ''The Starkin Crown'' and ''Dragon Gold''. She has also published two heroic fantasy series, ''The Witches of Eileanan'' and ''Rhiannon's Ride'', the poetry collection ''Radiance'', and the novel ''Full Fathom Five'' under her maiden name, Kate Humphrey. She is a five-time Aurealis Award winner.
She is married with three children, and lives in Sydney, New South Wales. She is also a direct descendant of Charlotte Barton, the author of Australia's earliest known children's book. Forsyth's older sister, Belinda Murrell, is also an author for children and young adults. Provided by Wikipedia