Kindra M. Austin is an author and editor from Chesaning, Michigan, USA. To date, Austin has published four poetry books Constant MusesTWELVE, All the Beginnings of Everything, and Heavy Mental. In July, 2020, she published her novel, The Black Naught.

Other publications include several poems featured on SpillWords; contributions to Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume ISwear to Me, and All the Lonely People; and two essays advocating for LGBTQ rights, printed in the Ohio Mansfield Pride magazine. She also contributed to SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like, and served as one of four editors for We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Essay, and Art.

Austin has been writing for over twenty years. In 2008, she began blogging under different pseudonyms while briefly moonlighting as a writer/editor/internet radio personality. She’s a founding member of Indie Blu(e) Publishing, and owner of Blank Paper Press.