For years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family's antique store, where she went from selling postcards in the corner, to selling Royal Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware. She also worked for fourteen years as a Customs Officer in both New Zealand and England, fighting international crime.
Kirsten's time slip series - The Old Curiosity Shop series, has been described as The Time Travellers Wife meets The Far Pavilions.
Her bestselling gothic thriller Painted was released in 2017. Followed by her medical thriller Doctor Perry in 2018.
Now a full time author, she lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, and two rescue cats. Kirsten can usually be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle @kiwimrsmac.