Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry beckoned, and appearances on television and film took over.
For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family's antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell postcards in the corner as a child, to selling Royal Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.
Her historical time-slip series - The Old Curiosity Shop Series (which includes Fifteen Postcards, The Last Letter and Telegram Home), has been described as 'Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions', and 'Antiques Roadshow gone viral'.
Kirsten released her bestselling gothic horror novel Painted in 2017, with her medical thriller, Doctor Perry, following in 2018.
Coming mid 2019 is The Ruination Of Art, the first instalment in Kirsten's next historical fiction series.
Kirsten lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, two rescue cats, and can usually be found procrastinating on Twitter.
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