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 one historical novel, Beneath a Turquoise Sky, set at a Navajo mission boarding school in 1911, which was honored with the Genesis Award for the Historical category at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in 2013. Her agent is currently helping her seek a publisher—she looks forward to seeing what God does!
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 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 has worked as a writing consultant at two colleges and as a private tutor. 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 www.kierstiplog.com.