(written from a Production point of view)
Kirsten Beyer is a Star Trek writer and author who lives in Los Angeles, California.
In 2008, it was announced that Beyer had taken over authorship of the Voyager relaunch novels, set after the television series, from Christie Golden. Beyer had previously written a Voyager novel, Fusion, and a short story for the anthology Distant Shores, both set during the run of Star Trek: Voyager. Her first book in the relaunch, Full Circle, was released in 2009 and she has written every Voyager novel published since.
In 2016, she joined the writing room for Star Trek: Discovery as a staff writer,  for which she wrote the first season episode "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum". Beyer is also responsible for coordinating the series' spin-off media products,  working with Pocket Books on the Discovery novels and IDW Publishing on their Star Trek: Discovery comic book series.  Together with Mike Johnson, she co-wrote the comic series Star Trek: Discovery - The Light of Kahless, Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018, and Star Trek: Discovery - Succession. As of the second season episode "Brother", she was credited as executive story editor.
In 2014, Beyer, David Mack and David R. George III approached Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's K/O Paper Products film production company, who by then had the license for television Star Trek, soon to develop Star Trek: Discovery. Mack commented: "Back in December of 2014, Kirsten Beyer, David R. George and I, we knew that K/O Paper Products had the license to produce Star Trek on television. We arranged to pitch to them our idea for a Trek TV series, not because we thought they’d buy our series, but because we wanted to prove to them that we were serious longform story thinkers and people who were very knowledgeable about Star Trek and could be of use to them. The meeting went extremely well, but, in the end, it turned out there was only [one] job to be had and three of us. Kirsten, because of her proximity being in L.A. and previous professional relationships she had with some folks who were involved in the show, was the most logical choice. She was the one they knew the best. They were most comfortable with her. She had the qualifications". 
- Star Trek novels
- Pocket VOY