Kiersten Hickman

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Brooklyn, NY
DePaul University
Home Decor And Design, Plants And Gardening, Organization
  • Kiersten got her start working in social media, then eventually as a digital writer and editor covering home decor trends, house pests, gardening, plumbing, organization, and Chip and Joanna Gaines.
  • She is obsessed with how people design and organize tiny spaces like houses and studio apartments — she does live in New York City, after all — and is always keeping up with the latest trends to see what clever designers are doing with their spaces out in the world.
  • She independently publishes novels under the pen name K.Sinko. Her debut novel, "Safe Harbor," became an Amazon bestseller during the summer of 2023.


Kiersten Hickman is a freelance journalist and content strategist with 10+ years of digital media experience, covering a variety of topics in the food, health, and lifestyle categories. Her work has been published by The Kitchn, Apartment Therapy, Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, INSIDER, and more. She also writes Forkful on Substack, featuring a weekly essay and paid podcast programming. Her writing covers a variety of what makes a house a home — from the design of our homes to the foods we buy and eat and how we choose to live. She loves scrolling through TikTok and finding all the clever DIY shortcuts to write about.


Kiersten Hickman has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from DePaul University. She also received a certification in nutrition science from Stanford Medicine.
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