Kate/Kathleen answers to both names, so it’s as you wish what you call her (though she does prefer “Kate”)! The first film she saw at the cinema was Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back when she was 4, and, lo! the geek within was awakened. Her love of gaming and fantasy fiction came together in the Amiga game Moonstone in her teenage years. Gaming has taken a back seat in recent years, but not for much longer as she’s recently – finally! – bought a Nintendo Switch and “Zelda: Breath of the Wild”! Kate/Kathleen is currently a secondary school librarian in Glasgow, which provides some brilliant opportunities for getting kids into geekery of all kinds. She plays a Ranger named Arizima in Dungeons and Dragons, with a black panther familiar named Hobbes. Her alter ego is the Victorian Librarian, and she is a huge Pre-Raphaelites fangirl, in addition to swooning over Captain Mal and Rupert Giles.
Geeky Top Ten: in no particular order, Lego, Star Wars, the Gail Carriger-verse, Tomm Moore animations (e.g. The Secret of Kells), Studio Ghibli, fairytales, Doctor Who, Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, Dungeons and Dragons)
Brunch Drink: The Big Bad Wolf, a whisky-based cocktail which tastes like a barbecue in a glass (alas, only available in the Lockhart, a geeky bar in Toronto).