Kirsten Beyer is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Star Trek: Voyager novels, including String Theory: Fusion, Full Circle, Unworthy, Children of the Storm, The Eternal Tide, Protectors, Acts of Contrition, Atonement, A Pocket Full of Lies, and Architects of Infinity. She wrote the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel, One Thing or Your Mother, and the Alias novel Once Lost. In 2016, she joined the writing staff of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery. In 2017, she pitched the premise for a new series centered around one of Star Trek's most beloved captains, Jean-Luc Picard, and became one of show's cocreators. In addition to her writing and producing responsibilities, Kirsten also serves as the resident Star Trek canon resource for the writer's rooms and production departments, as well as the liaison between the series and the tie-in licensors. Kirsten received undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Theater Arts from Loyola Marymount University and an MFA degree from UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor and composer David Permenter, and their daughter.