Kirsty grew up in South Yorkshire, idolising comedy writers like Sue Townsend. Having studied languages at Nottingham Trent, her love for theatre led her to write and direct several comedy stage-plays, which received favourable reviews at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals. Kirsty now lives in South East London with her partner and two children. Her first novel, Cow Girl, won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print Unpublished Novel Award in 2020 and was subsequently published by HarperCollins. She has also written two novels as Ginger Jones, You Had Me At Halloumi and What the Foccacia, both published by Bonnier Zaffre.