Early life[change | change source]
She was born and grew up in Mystic, Connecticut, USA. In 1985 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Drake University. In 2006, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Career[change | change source]
Besides two books on women and the military, she has written other articles on military issues. She left her job as a public information officer for Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina to be a freelance writer.
Awards[change | change source]
- 2007 Golden Quill Award, American Authors Association
- 2007 Founder's Award, Military Writer's Society of America
Bibliography[change | change source]
- Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq (2007) ISBN 0-811-70267-7 OCLC 80020132
- The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq (2009) Stackpole. ISBN 0-811-70846-2
References[change | change source]
- "Kirsten Holmstedt". off-the-edge.net. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- Sara Wood (6 February 2013). "Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat". WHQR. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "Kirsten Holmstedt". Goodreads Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- Ben Steelman. "Women at War - Book examines their return from combat". Star News Online. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "MWSA Award Winners". Military Writers Association of America. Retrieved 4 October 2015.