About Me


Veteran. Proud Kansan. Lifelong Nerd.

Kristin McTiernan was born the daughter of a career military man and spent her childhood bouncing from one country to another. Her love of writing surfaced early, and upon discovering the double threat of comic books and Star Trek in middle school, Kristin spent the majority of her spare time creating new worlds in her many notebooks. 
Following in her parents’ footsteps, Kristin enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 and, upon her discharge three years later, settled into a life pursuing her love of words. She achieved her bachelor’s degree in English from Emporia State University in her home state of Kansas and her master's in curriculum design.

She has been a Federal civil servant for more than ten years, punctuated by a brief, misguided stint in the private sector ;)



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Kristin channels her love of writing into editing novels, memoirs, and dissertations and is going strong with more than 15 years of experience.




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