Kirsty was born in Essex and grew up in Hampshire. She's had a wide variety of jobs including bookselling, railway re-signalling, picking stones off conveyer belts, putting lids on perfume bottles and teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband on top of a hill in Winchester.
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 April 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.
Represented by Nancy Miles