Kirstie resides in the rich cultural city of New Orleans with her family. She enjoys foreign films, visits to the beach, and playing board games. She was fortunate to live in Taiwan and Brazil where she developed a deep respect and admiration for different cultures.
Kirstie received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and works in higher education. She is passionate about philanthropy and has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit arena extensively. She is a proud member of the Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective.
Kirstie is cofounder of Kidlit in Color and believes that representation matters in all places and spaces, especially in the pages of books. She is a frequent contributor to Black New Orleans Mom blog and her work has been featured in Country Roads Magazine.
Her debut picture book, PRALINE LADY, was published in November 2020 by Pelican Publishing.