K. A. Reynolds, AKA Kristin, is an Autistic only child born and raised in Winnipeg Canada, currently residing in Maine. 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 she’s been published in several literary and poetry journals, Kristin now spends her days writing dark and lyrical middle grade fantasy full of bravery, magic, and heart. When not madly typing, daydreaming or caring for the elderly, she enjoys swapping bad jokes with her children, walking her pups, herding five cats, and reading strange and colorful tales expertly crafted by other imagination astronauts in love with words. Oh, and cake. Kristin *really, really* loves cake. Her debut novel, THE LAND OF YESTERDAY, released from HarperCollins in 2018. THE SPINNER OF DREAMS, also by HarperCollins, followed in 2019. Her next, IZZY AT THE END OF THE WORLD releases in spring 2022 by HMHKids.