Kirsty was born in a village called Norden on the edge of the Lancashire moors. At the age of 9, she moved with her family to Zululand (now called KwaZulu-Natal) in South Africa. After school she completed a business degree at the University of Natal in Durban before leaving South Africa to travel the world. She finally settled in London, but it was only after she joined her local writers' group that she pursued her love of writing and succeeded in getting a 3 book deal with an independent publishing house. Kirsty now lives in South West London with her husband, Matt. She spends her days dreaming up plots, walking her two Labradors, Toby and Megan, and visiting schools all over the UK.
Please visit www.kirstyriddifordbooks.com to learn more about Kirsty and her books, or to contact her to arrange an author visit.
The Prophecies of Ballitor trilogy, published by KA Media. Book One: Ben and the Book of Prophecies (August 2010), Book Two: Race for the Heir (November 2011), Book 3: Meridian Obsidian (September 2012). Kirsty is currently working on a children's thriller set in London.