Katrina Kittel completed a Bachelor of Arts (History) and a Masters degree at The University of Newcastle, and a graduate diploma in librarianship at Charles Sturt University. She has been researching and writing about prisoners of war since 2012, authoring and co-authoring articles for journals. In 2016, Katrina was invited to write the preface to an Italian translation of an Australian POW’s published memoir. In 2017, Katrina was selected for ACT Writers Centre’s Hardcopy program for emerging non-fiction writers. Shooting Through is Katrina’s first book. At Melbourne’s Tobruk House in February 2020, Katrina launched Shooting Through via a speaking panel with authors Michelle Scott Tucker, Professor Peter Monteath and journalist Cate Carrigan. Katrina has been interviewed by ABC Melbourne’s Virginia Trioli, and by other ABC and independent radio networks across Australia. She was a speaker at 2020’s History Illuminated. For 25 years, Katrina worked at The University of Newcastle in student advisory, research and librarian roles. She currently works in Port Stephens Libraries and also as a history researcher. With an addiction to rustling through faded papers in archives and talking with veterans, Kittel is working on two more books. Kittel’s reading passion is art-rich children’s picture books.