Carolyn Kirby is the author of two novels. The Conviction of Cora Burns won the Blue Pencil Agency Award and was long listed for the Historical Writers' Association Debut Crown Award. When We Fall, published in
May 2020 was described by the
Daily Mail as "...a terrific World War II novel...".
Carolyn studied history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in social housing and as a teacher. She has two grown-up daughters and lives with her husband in rural Oxfordshire.