When Kiersti was a little girl, she used to tell herself stories while walking in circles in the living room or front yard. In high school she started committing more stories to paper and discovered she really did love this thing called writing. She has completed two novels set in northwest New Mexico, one historical and one contemporary with a historical thread, and most recently a historical novel set at Fort Tejon, California, during the American Civil War. Her first novel, Beneath a Turquoise Sky, about a Navajo mission boarding school in 1911, was honored with the Genesis Award for the Historical category at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in 2013, and her most recent novel manuscript, Fire in My Heart, also received a Genesis Award this year in 2018. For more on these stories, please click on “Books” above. Her wonderful agent, Wendy Lawton, is currently helping her seek a publisher.
Kiersti holds a life-long love for history and historical fiction and lived for five years in northwest New Mexico near the Navajo reservation. She loves to write stories that show the intersection of past and present, explore relationships that bridge cultural divides, and probe the healing Jesus can bring out of brokenness. Kiersti has been published in Grit, Clubhouse Magazine, Clubhouse Jr., and two newspapers and also served as a staff writer for the Global Xpress Kids Club magazine. She holds a B.A. in English with a writing emphasis from Azusa Pacific University and is a high school English teacher. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kiersti loves learning and growing with other writers penning God’s story into theirs, as well as blogging here at kierstigiron.com. She lives in California with her wonderful husband, Anthony, their busy little boy, and two kitties.