Jasmine A. Stirling (she/her) is the award-winning author of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice (Bloomsbury, 2021), a Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year. Her next book, Dare to Question: Carrie Chapman Catt’s Voice for the Vote (Union Square Kids, 2023) celebrates queer leader Carrie Chapman Catt’s daring questions—how they reinvented the suffrage movement, mobilized millions, and inspired the letter that changed the lives of American women forever. Jasmine’s most recent title, about a botanist who disguised herself as a man and became the first woman to circumnavigate the world, comes out in 2025.
Jasmine is a mom of two young girls, a lover of farmstands and footpaths, a loud but terrible singer, a theatergoer, and a classic literature geek. She grew up with a single, teen mom in a small town in Arizona. When she was 17, she loaded up a truck and drove herself to San Francisco.
Prior to being an author, Jasmine was a C-level education technology executive, and designed products and services to make learning accessible and exciting.
Jasmine lives in an old house in San Francisco with her spouse, two daughters, and an absurdly adorable dog.