Kirsten Beyer is a creator and executive producer for Star Trek- Picard on Paramount+ and has worked as a writer on the streaming service's Star Trek- Discovery. She contributed to multiple Star Trek comic series from IDW, and is also the New York Times-bestselling author of many Star Trek- Voyager novels, including A Pocket Full of Lies, Acts of Contrition, Protectors, The Eternal Tide, Children of the Storm, Unworthy, Full Circle, and String Theory- Fusion. She is also an actor for theater, movies, television, and commercials. She lives with her family in Los Angeles. A highly imaginative and engaging writer who's written stories for some of the biggest characters in comic book history, including Batman and Superman, Mike Johnson has the distinction of having scripted more Star Trek comic book stories than any writer ever. Johnson's first work for IDW was in 2009, when he wrote the miniseries Star Trek- Countdown, a well-received prequel to the 2009 J.J. Abrams film. He would follow that with many more Star Trek stories, including Khan, Starfleet Academy, Nero, the crossover Star Trek/Green Lantern, and both of IDW's ongoing Star Trek series. His most recent Trek credits are Discovery-Adventures in the 32nd Century and Picard- Countdown. A lifelong Trek fan, his favorite characters are Data and Spock.