A lifelong New Yorker with deep Russian roots, Kyra holds degrees from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Her background is in film, theatre and ballet.
Kyra’s first novel, Red Winter, is a fictionalization of her paternal grandmother’s history of survival during the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.
Currently finishing up HiStory, a memoir/biography of her father’s life that spans the world and international events, Kyra is also working on Urge To Rome, a memoir about the year she moved to Italy with her family, as well as editing the memoirs of her maternal grandmother.
Her love of rhyme resulted in several children's books in verse.
Kyra lives in New York with her husband, David, and their “boys,” Moka and Joey.