Kate Cole-Adams is a writer and journalist. She lives with her family in Melbourne and works part-time training reporters at The Age newspaper. She has previously worked for publications including The Sydney Morning Herald and Time Australia Magazine where she was a senior writer. Her novel, Walking to the Moon, was shortlisted in the Unpublished Manuscript section of the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and published by Text in 2009. Anaesthesia is her second book. She writes very slowly.