Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and the Wyvern Publications Flash Fiction Competitions in 2010 and 2011.
'Skellig author David Almond has also given Kirsty excellent feedback on her work and she recently attended a Crossover Fiction workshop with David, facilitated by the Royal Society of Literature.
Kirsty's children's book 'The Golbin' was critiqued very favourably by Louise Jordan in Writers Forum magazine and she has had articles and short stories published in First Edition, Peoples Friend, Ghost Voices, The Weekly News, Wyvern Magazine, Wyvern Publications 'Mertales' and 'Fangtales anthologies, Whitby Abbey's 'Pure Inspiration' anthology and Bridge House Publishing's anthologies 'Devils, Demons and Werewolves' and 'Voices of Angels', along with 'The Best of CafeLit 2011'. There will also be a story appearing in Bridge Houses's forthcoming crime anthology.
Kirsty was also a judge in the Paws 'n' Claws 'Wild and Free' Children's Story competition in 2011, and her paranormal YA novel 'The Memory of Snow' was commended in the Northern Writer's Awards, shortlisted to the top five of Wyvern's novel competition in 2011 and longlisted in the Red Telephone Novel Competition in 2012. This novel has now found its way into epublishing and Kirsty is, at present, working on another YA paranormal novel, this time set on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and in London
The Memory of Snow
When horrors from the past threaten her, Liv discovers she is a Guardian of the mystical Coventina’s Well, nestled within the wild landscape of Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. Liv must work with the spirits who linger there to banish evil from the sacred spring. This paranormal novel interweaves fact and fiction and combines three narratives from three different eras.