WALKER, Kate. (Dianne Marie Catherine Walker). Australian, b. 1950. Genres: Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Young adult non-fiction. Career: Writer; writing teacher at workshops for teachers of primary and high school students, 1987-. Has worked as a waitress, cook, restaurant manager, clerk, cleaner, and offset printer. Publications: PICTURE BOOKS: Marty Moves to the Country, 1980; The Frog Who Would Be King, 1989; King Joe of Bogpeat Castle, 1989; The First Easter Rabbit, 1989; Our Excursion, 1994. FOR CHILDREN: The Alien Challenger, 1983; Suzie and the Pencil-Case Genie, 1988; The Letters of Rosie O'Brien: A Convict in the Colony of New South Wales, 1804, 1988; Tales from the Good Land, 1988; Burying Aunt Renie, 1989; The Dragon of Mith, 1989; I Hate Book, 1995; Elephant's Lunch, 1998. FOR YOUNG ADULTS: Peter, 1991; Changes, 1995. NONFICTION: Writing Games, 1991; Step by Step Stories, 1991; Story Writing the Low Stress Way: A Manual for Primary and High School Teachers, 1992; Creativity and Story Writing, 1993; Story Writing: Teaching and Tapping Your Subconscious Mind (manual for adults), 1993; Writing Enrichment, 1994; Journal Writing, 1994. Contributor to anthologies and magazines. Address: 30 Astbury St., New Lambton, NSW 2305, Australia.