Kirsten is a member of The Soaring 20s picture book group and STEAMTeam2020. She also serves as a nonfiction and query corner “elf” for Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. She started with working along side rocket scientists at NASA. She has transitioned to writing books for curious kids. She is the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: EMMA LILIAN TODD INVENTS AN AIRPLANE, and THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of, as well as 25 nonfiction books for the school and library market.