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Press Kit

Short Bio

Kirsten Pendreigh is a poet and children’s author from Vancouver. Her children’s books celebrate our early instincts to care for the plants and creatures that share our planet. Kirsten’s picture book, LUNA’S GREEN PET, is about a little girl who raises a houseplant as a pet. MAYBE A WHALE, is about a child discovering the healing power of nature on a kayak trip. Kirsten's two nonfiction books, WHEN A TREE FALLS, and WHAT FISH ARE SAYING, come out in 2025. Kirsten's poems are found in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2021.

Long Bio

Kirsten Pendreigh is a children’s author and poet from Vancouver. Her debut picture book, LUNA’S GREEN PET, published in 2022 with Sleeping Bear Press. In the story, a determined little girl circumvents her landlord's strict “No Pets” policy by “rescuing” a houseplant and training it to be her pet. MAYBE A WHALE, Kirsten's lyrical story about coming to terms with loss, published in 2023 with Groundwood Books. WHEN A TREE FALLS, a nonfiction picture book about nurse logs, will publish in 2025 with Chronicle Books. WHAT FISH ARE SAYING, about how fish use sound to communicate, publishes with Sourcebooks in 2025. Kirsten’s poems are found in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2021, Arc, Room, CV2, Prairie Fire, This Magazine, Juniper Poetry, Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, (Mansfield Press), The Temz Review Covid Anthology, Sweet Water: Poems for the Watershed (Caitlin Press) and Sustenance Anthology, (Anvil Press). Formerly a CBC and NPR journalist, Kirsten is represented by Natalie Lakosil at Looking Glass Literary and Media Management.

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