K. A. Reynolds, AKA Kristin, is a neurodivergent only child born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, currently residing in the dark and enchanted Green Mountains of Vermont. She began writing at eight years old, not long after her mother died. Words came to her then like friends holding lanterns up in the dark. And suddenly, the world grew a bit brighter, and Kristin didn’t feel so alone.
Though published in literary and poetry journals, Kristin now spends her days writing dark and lyrical Middle Grade fantasy full of bravery, magic, and heart. Empowering and empathetic picture books for younger children. And her absolutely favorite kind of adult fantasy: where every character is a struggling disaster child with powers and mental health crises and drama big enough to destroy or save worlds. When not typing, hiking, and daydreaming, she enjoys swapping bad jokes with her numerous children, walking her two wild hounds, herding her four unherdable cats, and reading strange and colorful tales expertly crafted by other imagination astronauts in love with words.
Her debut novel, THE LAND OF YESTERDAY, released from HarperCollins in 2018. THE SPINNER OF DREAMS, also by HarperCollins, followed in 2019. Her debut picture book, THE BIG WORRY DAY, is slated for 8-23-2022 with Viking Children's. And to follow, IZZY AT THE END OF THE WORLD releases in 2023 with Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.