About Cate

Cate Berry’s not scared of anything.

Well, I’m not crazy about rat snakes. Or, let’s face it, wet socks. 

I grew up near NASA, often playing hide-n-seek inside Mission Control Center where my father worked as an aeronautical engineer. I went on to work as an actress, songwriter and teacher. I’ve written many personal essays and two original shows, Spin and Dish, the latter produced at The Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, TX.

Now I write children’s books. I’m pursuing an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. My agent is Alexandra Penfold at Upstart Crow Literary Agency. I live in Austin with my husband and two children, avoiding wet socks whenever possible.