Kirsty Eagar was raised on her mum's central Queensland cattle property, and spent most holidays at the beach with her dad. After completing a Master's degree in Economics, she worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England before changing careers, wanting a life where she could surf every day. She travelled around Australia for a couple of years, living out of a car, worked a variety of jobs and began writing fiction.
Her debut novel, Raw Blue, won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult fiction. Her follow-up novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards including the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, the Western Australia Premier's Awards and the Gold Inky.
Kirsty lives with her husband and two daughters on Sydney's northern beaches.