About Katherine

Author & Musician

Dr. Katherine Wallace is an author, performer, musicologist, and educator whose love of words and music unite in her stories and songs.

Her writing for children encompasses fiction and non-fiction picture books for the Christian and general markets. She is the author of Mirelle’s Mirror (Marshall Cavendish 2023), Trash-er Island (Marshall Cavendish 2023), both illustrated by Ella Elviana; and Alvin, the One and Lonely (forthcoming from Marshall Cavendish 2024), illustrated by Muninggar Herdianing. Her children’s poetry is published in the anthology A Book of Hugs (2020).

With advanced degrees in literature and music, Dr. Wallace has taught and served as academic advisor at universities in Canada, Texas, Singapore, and Australia. She has published and presented her academic research world-wide. A specialist in Medieval and Renaissance music, Katherine has recorded for the Ablaze, Arktos, and Catsprey labels. She continues to work as a private music teacher and guest lecturer, and performs regularly in classical and contemporary music spheres.

Katherine is grateful to be able to express her faith through music and writing. She has served as music and worship director in Christian churches in the many places she has lived, and continues to lead worship at her home church in Singapore. Katherine has written and directed curriculum for Sunday school, VBS, and youth camps, as well as scripts and songs for church and community choirs and music-theatre productions.

When she’s not writing or performing, Katherine can be found bird-watching, playing games with her family, or curling up with a good book. She currently divides her time between Canada, Australia, and Singapore.


White is a waiting canvas, eager for you to start

and brush across its surface all the colours of your heart.

– Katherine Wallace, Feeling Indigo

Events & Workshops

Children's Presentations & School Visits

As a children’s presenter, Katherine is the whole package—engaging storytelling, original songs, movement, and activities—all designed to help children find and express their individual creativity. A regular story-teller at the Children’s Cancer Foundation (Singapore), Katherine offers author visits, song-writing, and music & movement workshops for schools, conferences, and kids’ clubs. Contact Katherine to book a visit or learn more.

24 May, 2024

AFCC Song-Writing Workshop • Singapore

Curious about writing songs that kids really dig? Join Katherine at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (Singapore) to learn the ins and outs of writing children’s songs. Explore the words, music, structure, and sheer fun of kids’ songs across multiple genres, in this interactive workshop. Participants will have a chance to showcase and get feedback on their own works-in-progress.

November 25, 2023

Jiggle Like a Jellyfish • Singapore Writers Festival

Join children’s author and musician Katherine Wallace in this engaging, interactive session of music and movement for kids age 2-5yrs (accompanied by an adult). Katherine’s original, ocean-themed songs and stories will get you and your little ones bouncing, bubbling, spinning, and splashing. Come jiggle like a jellyfish with Katherine!

Past Events (Click to watch highlights)

Storybook Music • Aug 2022

Shakespeare in Song • Nov 2021

A Medieval Garden of Song • Dec 2020