About The Author Kira Parke Kira Jayne Parke was born in Lambeth, England to British and American parents. Work opportunities abroad saw much of Kira's childhood spent in the tropical north of Australia. Kira's father suffered a heart attack and died the day after her eighth birthday. As a coping mechanism, Kira disappeared into creative writing. She would often write the life she wanted for her mother and herself. Before long, Kira was winning writing awards at school, cultivating a lifelong love of fiction. Her young adult life revolved around world travel and writing for travel magazines. Soon, a tumultuous personal life resulted in the seeking of solace in creativity once again. To this day, Kira keeps a low social profile but enjoys connecting with people through the written word.