author, TEACHER, and mentor.
Kristen has a passion for young adults and to reach them with God’s love through words–through young adult fiction, blogging, everyday teaching, and special speaking engagements.
Her publishing journey began in 2010 with the first book in her young adult suspense trilogy Wings of the Dawn. She completed the trilogy in the fall of 2014, and in 2016, contracted with Write Integrity Press for a new trilogy, The Rogues. The first book, The Revisionary, released in June 2017 and received the Selah Award for Speculative Fiction and the Grace Award for Speculative Fiction. In addition to writing fiction, she enjoys guest blogging and regularly writes for the e-zine Girlz 4 Christ.
Kristen also has the heart of an educator and mentor. She teaches middle school Language Arts for Alpha Omega Academy and served in youth ministry for many years. She is a motivational speaker for graduations and a workshop presenter at writer’s conferences. In 2015, she joined Word Weavers International and currently serves as a mentor and the president of an online chapter.
Putting her pen aside, she enjoys participating in or supporting short-term mission trips. As time allows, she enjoys outdoor adventures, her favorite so far being an 11-mile hike to Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon. She craves coffee, sunshine, and good books-and enjoys most when she can share them with friends.
Catch a glimpse into Kristen’s writing story in this interview with marketer Patricia Durgin.