Kiersi Burkhart, YA and MG Author

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Welcome! This is the home of Kiersi Burkhart, author of books for children and young adults, and professional freelance copywriter. (You can also hire me to speak at your conference or event!)

Kiersi lives and works as a freelance writer and author in Wyoming. While not writing and running her own business, she finds time to advocate for social justice and play Dungeons & Dragons. Kiersi has a deep and abiding love of Pokemon, her partner, and her dog Baby. She’s also got a dragon tattoo.

All 4 of the book covers in the Quartz Creek Ranch series: Shy Girl & Shy Guy, One Brave Summer, At Top Speed, The Long Trail Home

Quartz Creek Ranch is available January 1, 2017!

Every summer, the gates of Quartz Creek Ranch swing open for kids in trouble. Under the watchful eyes of life-long ranchers Willard and Etty Bridle, these ten to twelve-year-olds put their hands—and hearts—to good use, herding cattle, tending the garden, harvesting hay, and caring for animals. Aided by two teenage horse trainers, the kids must forge a bond with their therapy horses, grow beyond the mistakes that brought them to the ranch, and face unique challenges in the rugged Colorado rangeland.

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Kiersi (age 13) on her prize-winning Appaloosa barrel horse


HONOR CODE is available Spring 2018.

My debut contemporary Young Adult novel, HONOR CODE, will be published by Carolrhoda Lab in Spring 2018.

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A Young Adult fantasy, TOWER OF SMOKE & LIES, arrives Fall 2018.

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