Kita wrote and illustrated her first work, Cindersmella, at the age of six. It was swiftly and cruelly rejected by publishers. The sequels, Repunsmell and Mouldilocks, were equally badly received.
Disheartened, she turned her attention to making stuff, ultimately working as an animator for children’s programmes such as Eggs & Baker and Fireman Sam.
But the pull to tell stories with words was too strong and Kita joined the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa, graduating in 2017.
Her children’s series Grandma Dangerous, illustrated by Nathan Reed, has won awards including the Cumbria Spellbinding Prize.
Kita lives in Oxfordshire with four daughters and a hamster.
Grandma Dangerous and The Toe of Treachery, Orchard, 2019; Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory, Orchard, 2019; Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny, Orchard, 2018.