Katt Powers was born in Sydney, Australia.
After a time living in the NSW Southern Highlands, she worked as an anthropologist in the Northern Territory at both the NT Aboriginal Sacred Sites Authority and the NT Parks & Wildlife Service. She also worked for several years in Aboriginal language interpreting & training at the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Serivce.
Over a decade ago, she retrained as an archaeologist specialising in human remains and Aboriginal archaeology. She has worked with Aboriginal Traditional Owners, the NT Police and NSW Police and numerous government departments, protecting Aboriginal ancestral remains and cultural heritage sites. She is now the Principal Archaeologist/Anthropologist for a well known Australian heritage consultancy firm. She is of NSW Aboriginal descent and is deeply grateful to have spent over 20 years protecting Aboriginal heritage.
She is currently writing two series:
The Imperial Assassin series follows the adventures of Dhani Karim, wrongly expelled from the Imperial Assassins for a murder she didn’t commit. Demoted to a rankless covert operative, she fights to prove her innocence and regain her place in the Assassins.
The Children of Dust and Flame series involves Nimala Sirasena, a young woman forced to become the Empire’s secret weapon to save her adopted family. Nimala must overcome hate, prejudice and her own mysterious background if she’s to succeed and save the people she loves.
Katt currently lives on 24 acres in the Murray-Mallee region of South Australia with her husband, two very naughty dogs and lots of prickles.She does not like Vegemite and has never seen the movie Titanic.