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…

Nutcracker kittens advent calendar

Enjoy advent with videos of 2 cute kittens tussling to the music of the Nutcracker... just for fun! Click anywhere on the picture to see the calendar. Read more...

Canada Bookweek Tour -- the compilation video!

Kids from Alberta schools act out scenes from Dunces Rock in this giggle-provoking compilation video of my 2016 Canada Bookweek tour. Read more...

Ten things I loved about my Bookweek tour in Alberta

Here, in no particular order, are 10 things I loved about my TD Canada Bookweek tour in Alberta, sponsored by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Read more...