Katrina Roe is an author and radio presenter.
She can be heard each weekday on Sydney’s Hope 103.2 radio, where she is the host of Hope Mornings.
Katrina’s books tackle real-life issues she has faced first-hand. Katrina’s first book, Marty’s Nut-Free Party, was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award. Her second book, Emily Eases Her Wheezes, was listed as a Notable Book by CBCA in 2015. Her third children’s book, Same, is a true story about her brother, Charlie, who has cerebral palsy. It was shortlisted for the Caleb Prize, 2016.
In Gemma gets the Jitters (2017) Katrina addresses childhood anxiety with a tale about a nervous giraffe who overcomes her fear of heights. Her newest creation, Lily’s Balloon is a gentle, hopeful story about disappointment, loss and learning to let go.
Katrina lives in Sydney with her husband, Chris, a television news producer, and her three gorgeous girls.
Katrina draws on her own experiences and challenges to deliver workshops that motivate and inspire. Katrina can speak to women’s groups about her parenting experiences of recurrent miscarriage, health challenges and children’s allergies. She can run workshops teaching students how to harness their own stories, or she can guide parents, educators and carers on how to create passionate readers. Katrina’s workshops are educational and engaging.