Kirsty’s earliest memory is being dressed up as Fred the Homepride flour man for the winning float at the Romford carnival. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Hampshire and spent the rest of her childhood romping around churchyards and butterfly fields.Since then she has had an eclectic mix of jobs including bookselling, railway re-signalling, picking stones off a conveyor belt and putting lids on perfume bottles. These days she teaches Pilates two days a week and dedicates the rest of her time to writing.
In February 2017 Kirsty graduated from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People. Her middle grade novel, The Middler, won the 2016 United Agents Prize for Most Promising Writing for Young People and Nosy Crow will publish her debut in spring 2019. Whilst writing her second novel, Kirsty was struck by a character and plot that had to be written. The result is a prescient and sinister middle grade novel about a young girl and her robot buddy. TrooFriend will publish in May 2020.
Kirsty lives in Winchester with her husband and two sons.
Represented by Nancy Miles