K. A. Reynolds, AKA Kristin, is an Autistic only child born and raised in Winnipeg Canada, currently residing in the 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. When not typing, hiking, and daydreaming, she enjoys swapping bad jokes with her numerous children, walking her two wild hounds, herding her five unherdable 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 2023 with Clarion Books, and imprint of HarperCollins. And her debut picture book, ALL I NEED, is slated for Summer 2022 with Viking Children's.