Kim Caraher was an Irish born, Australian author. She died on 19 May 2007 after suffering from cancer for a long time. After Caraher died her son posted a blog of her death, along with blogs that she had written.
At seven years of age, Caraher moved to Africa, and lived in three countries before moving to Australia.
In 1998, she earned a Children's Book Council Notable Book award for The Cockroach Cup, which was also shortlisted for the 2000 West Australian Young Readers' Book Award. Also her book Zip Zap earned an Aurealis Award for Best Children's Short Fiction in 2002.