Kate Jaimet, Author


I began my writing career 18 years ago as a general assignment newspaper reporter. Maybe that’s why I’ve never been able to settle down to just one kind of writing. Some days, I work on my novels. Other days, I’m busy penning magazine articles. I’m the type of person who can get interested in almost any topic. In the end, I’m just a writer who loves a good story.

My new YA mystery Endangered draws from my experience in reporting on wildlife crime to tell a suspense-laced story of smuggling and murder. My books in the Orca Sports series — Break Point, Edge of Flight, and Slam Dunk — combine athletics and action into fast-paced, gripping stories for teen readers. My critically-acclaimed comedy Dunces Anonymous was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award and the Silver Birch Fiction Award. The sequel, Dunces Rock, has already been nominated for the Red Cedar Award.

I love journalism and continue to write for publications including Canada’s History, Ottawa Magazine, and National Geographic Kids.

I hope I’ve piqued your interest. And now, back to writing…


Portrait of Picture Book Artist Sue Todd

Here's a video portrait of Sue Todd, a very talented picture book artist. I shot the video during summer film school at Ryerson University Read more...

Songwriting winners announced!

After a month of sorting through your amazing entries, I am finally ready to declare a winner to the Dunces Rock songwriting contest. Read more...

A launch and a rant

I hadn't meant to turn the launch of my book Endangered into an opportunity to go on a rant about the state of the news media in Canada. But on the very day of my book launch, Postmedia threw 90 people across the country out of work, including my friend Stephanie Coombs, a very fine editor who lost her job at the Edmonton Journal. Read more...