About Kirsten

Short Bio:

Kirsten used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. Kirsten is the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: EMMA LILIAN TODD INVENTS AN AIRPLANE, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, February 2020) and CECILIA PAYNE: MAKING OF A STAR (SCIENTIST) illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, Fall 2021), as well as 25 nonfiction books for the school and library market. Kirsten lives near Los Angeles with her husband, lhasa-poo, and two curious kids. Her house is filled with LEGOs, laughter, and lots of books!

Check out her posts at STEM Tuesday or join her on Twitter or Facebook. Click here to sign up for occasional news and updates about Kirsten’s books, speaking engagements, and more. She also serves as a nonfiction and query corner “elf” for Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge.

Kirsten is represented by Lara Perkins of Andrea Brown Literary.

2 thoughts on “About Kirsten”

  1. Hi right back at you, Emily! I love that so many of us in children’s writing come from such disparate worlds. I’ve met former engineers, lawyers, scientists. Welcome to our happy little PPBF group.

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