Jasmine Stirling is the author of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice, a picture book biography of Jane Austen about persistence and creative mastery. She also has a YA/New Adult history of the women’s suffrage movement out soon, titled We Demand An Equal Voice.
Jasmine lives on a cheerful street in San Francisco with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. From a young age, she loved to write poems and stories, and worked her way through nearly every children’s book (and quite a few for grownups, too) in her local library. When she’s not writing, she can be found hiking in the fog, singing songs from old musicals, and fiddling with her camera.
Jasmine first fell in love with Jane Austen as a student at Oxford, where she read her favorite of Jane’s six masterful novels, Persuasion. A Most Clever Girl is her dream project, done with her dream team—award-winning illustrator Vesper Stamper and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing. Before becoming an author, she was a C-level executive working in education technology companies.