Author Archives: Kristen

About Kristen

I'm an author, a blogger, and a nerd. I read and write fantasy.

Health Update: Writing and Carpal Tunnel

Like many writers and other professionals who use computers, I’ve found myself experiencing a great deal of pain in my wrist. I finally managed to see a doctor and a neurologist and my diagnosis is mild carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, it’s not bad enough to require any kind of surgery or injections, but it does […]

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Poem for My Late Grandfather

My maternal grandfather passed away last month. This past weekend, I joined my family for a celebration of his life. I wrote the following poem to honor his memory. How Do You Measure a Lifetime? How do you measure a lifetime? Count the days and years that passed The friends, children, and grandchildren left behind […]

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Tour of Ever After: About My Story

Hello, and welcome back to the blog tour for the Tales of Ever After release! I have some exciting news to start off with: the ebook is now free to download on Amazon and other retailers! If you’re intrigued by any of the sixteen different fairy tales in this collection, this is a great chance […]

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The Tour of Ever After: My Favorite Fairy Tales

Today is the official release of Tales of Ever After, the fairy tale anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy, and the start of our blog tour to celebrate all of our stories! If you want to see all of the blog posts from this tour, you can just follow this handy link: The Tour of Ever […]

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Upcoming Release: Tales of Ever After Anthology

I’ve got a short story coming out next month! I was accepted into a fairy tale anthology with other indie authors. Tales of Ever After will be available on August 3. Here’s a look at the gorgeous cover and the list of stories available in this exciting collection. As you may be able to tell from […]

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Happy Book Birthday! Get Riwenne Now!

Since 1997, I’ve been writing and talking about this book. And today, it’s officially published. (In ebook. The paperback has hit a roadbump but I’ll try to get it out soon.) I haven’t felt prouder or more accomplished of a novel that I’ve written, ever. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Exclusive on Amazon When the gods […]

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Preorder Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts!

It’s almost that time again! My new book is finally ready and we have our date: January 24! If you want to get the ebook downloading the minute it’s available, exclusively on Amazon, just follow this link– Preorder on Amazon! The paperback will be ready somewhere around that date as well. I’m sure you’d like […]

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Looking Back on November

I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished NaNoWriMo and my novel! The above image shows the final sentence of Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts. This was my eleventh time participating in NaNo and my fifth time finishing. The final draft ended up being 83,270 words, of which over 50K were written during November. It’s been a […]

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NaNoWriMo: Ahead of Schedule & Fully Funded!

Guess what, everyone! I have some incredible news. The Mighty Pens team has already reached our goal of raising $10,000 for the Malala Fund. This is amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! Right now, we’re helping give temporary housing to girls in Oaxaca who were affected by the earthquake […]

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6 Sentence Sunday: Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts

I’m writing up a storm right now for NaNoWriMo! I’ve been sharing snippets on social media as I go, but I thought you might like a bigger excerpt today for 6 Sentence Sunday. First, an update on my progress. I’m ahead of schedule with currently 22,602 words written in November and 52,602 on the whole […]

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