After finishing a Masters degree in politics at the University of Essex, Kirstin started her career in publishing. She worked on management reference books before establishing herself as the commissioning editor for political science at Ashgate Publishing. During her time at Ashgate, Kirstin frequently lived in the USA and also in France and Germany as part of her strategy to internationalise her publishing programme. She went on to a senior management role as Publisher for politics and international relations, managed a team of editors and further specialised in military and defence books. In 2015, Kirstin took the opportunity to establish her own publishing house and realise her ambition for a dedicated publisher for military science. Now with two decades of publishing experience and having managed well over 1,000 books, former Army Wife Kirstin is publishing the books she has always wanted to do.