Kay Kerr is a former journalist and community newspaper editor from Brisbane, now living on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and daughter and working as a freelance writer. Kay was writing Please Don't Hug Me, her debut novel, when she received her own autism-spectrum diagnosis.
'An absolute delight! Relatable, perceptive and full of heart.' * CG Drews, author of The Boy Who Steals Houses * 'Kay Kerr is a skilful writer who deftly balances the serious and the light in this coming-of-age narrative...This is another exciting release in Australian young adult fiction that I can't wait to recommend to a host of sharp and curious minds.' -- Books+Publishing on Please Don't Hug Me 'Essential reading.' -- CBCA Victoria on Please Don't Hug Me 'Please Don't Hug Me is a great read for other neurodiverse readers looking to read a voice like theirs, or for neurotypical readers looking to explore life from a different perspective.' -- Good Reading on Please Don't Hug Me 'A fun, honest and timely coming-of-age story that I wish I'd had when I was a teen. I absolutely LOVED it!' * Jen Wilde, author of Queens of Geek, The Bright Siders and Going Off Script * 'A perceptive, honest, and warmly captivating romantic comedy that touched my heart. I adored it!' * Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient *