About the Author
Kira Peikoff is a writer based in New York City.
She graduated with high honors from New York University in 2007 with a degree in journalism, after four years of various reporting internships: covering street crime for the The Daily News, writing about Capitol Hill for The Orange County Register in Washington, D.C., reporting on business and technology for Newsday, and researching feature stories for New York magazine.
Realizing that fiction was her true love, she then spent a year working full time on LIVING PROOF, her debut novel. The story was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House in the summer of 2006, as she watched President Bush announce the first veto of his presidency to deny federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Peikoff’s passionate feelings about what many people view as a controversy of morality vs. science–one with potentially life-or-death stakes–led to the central conflict in LIVING PROOF.
After writing LIVING PROOF, Peikoff worked for several years in the editorial departments at two major NYC publishing houses, which gave her an invaluable inside look at the publishing process and the rapidly changing industry.
Currently, Peikoff is working on her second novel, teaching creative writing to kids and teens through a non-profit organization, and tutoring literature to students across the globe. She continues to be fascinated by the intersection of cutting-edge science, medicine, politics and human life.
Kira is a proud member of the
International Thriller Writers.