Daughter of Robert and Claire Brooks, Kirsty was born 17 Dec 1971 in Whyalla. Her family moved to Adelaide when she was four years old. She went to the Wilderness School in Medindie. A freelance writer and editor, Kirsty Brooks has a BA (Journalism) from the University of Adelaide (1994) and an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from the Adelaide Institute of TAFE (1999) As well as being a full-time author, Kirsty is the director of Driftwood Manuscripts, an assessment and editing agency for writers. She has a Journalism Degree, an Advanced Diploma in Professional Writing and is Chair of the SA Writers' Centre. She has had two books shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award, Lady Luck in 2003 for Best First Crime Fiction Novel and The Vodka Dialogue in 2004 for Best Crime Fiction Novel.
Romantic comedy meets noir crime novel in this sassy tale of love, disaster, and junk food. Fresh from being dumped and discovering that her ex-boyfriend is a well-known drug dealer, Phoebe has never been lower. Worse still, she's accidentally ended up with some of her ex's merchandise and now must try to evade the alluring policeman Jackson Sinclair and safely unload her unwanted cargo. As Phoebe tries to get her life back together she also takes a chance on striking up a romance with Sebastian, a new love interest—with an equally mysterious past.