Kristina studied journalism at the University of Queensland, and went on to work for The Australian, The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail, the Sydney Sunday Telegraph and Griffith Review. UQP published her first novel, In One Skin, in 2001. This was followed by Kilroy Was Here(Random) in 2005. Kristina is delighted to be back with UQP for The China Garden (March 2009). She is currently writing a family memoir, tentatively titled Invisible Child – A Memoir. An extract of the memoir appeared in Griffith Review – Hidden Queensland in August 2008. Kristina and her partner, Tony, have five children and two grandchildren and live in Brisbane.