Kristin grew up in Buffalo, New York and moved immediately after the Bill’s fourth Super Bowl loss for better odds.

She earned a PhD in Higher Education Administration and held academic positions at Penn State, University of Maryland, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Mat-Su College. She also taught a variety of subjects (from ballroom dancing to graduate statistics) and was chosen by Aims Community College students as 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.

Kristin passed the Court of Master Sommeliers' Introductory Course Examination and travels the world looking for a good $10 bottle of wine. She speaks fluent German and crappy French.

Now a full-time writer in Colorado, Kristin is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers Association, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, the Lighthouse Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and a steadfast weekly critique group. 

 She has published dozens of articles for NOCO Style, 5280, The Coloradoan, and The Pint. Her personal essays have appeared in Writer's DigestWomen Writers-Women’s Books, OutpostMind+Body Magazine, and Regenerate Magazine.

Her first manuscript, ELIZABETH SAILS, placed in the Top Ten and was selected as a Judges' Favorite in the 2017 Ink & Insights contest. Her essay, WAR BRIDE, won Honorable Mention for the 2018 New Millennium Writing Awards. She is currently writing her second manuscript, VICTORIA FLOATS.

 

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