Author Kristena Mears – Christian Historical Fiction

Hi, I’m so glad you stopped by. Come on in and have a seat, grab a cup of coffee and relax.
I’m really excited to get to know you and find out what you like.
What do I like? Writing, of course.
I get excited when I see a new world open up with all its friendships, joys and, yes, even its disappointments. For me, it’s one of the most relaxing, stress relieving things I can do. And believe me, I can use a bit of de-stressing these days. This world is going crazy, and if there’s a way to escape, I want to find it.

Wasn’t life supposed to be easier than this? Someone sure sold me a rotten bag of goods. It’s not just what’s happening in the world outside, either. if that were it, I think I could handle it. If it weren’t for our own inward failings and struggles, life would be easier. Do you ever feel you just can’t get it right no matter how many self-help books you read, or how many affirmations you repeat each day or church services you go to? And if you finally figure it out, you forget it two days later. Raise your hand if you’re with me. I hear yah!

Those are the people I write about and what makes me want to write. The ones with the real. Not the ones that “find salvation” and then they know the answers and make the right choices from then on. People just aren’t like that. We fail every day… a hundred times a day. I don’t know anyone who has changed overnight, so why should my characters get to do it?

Keturah, my main character in Under Penalty of Death, is always in trouble. I modeled her after me; you know. She messes up, learns her lesson, promises God she’ll never do it again, and then is right back at the same mistakes the next day. You think she’ll ever learn? Come along on a journey and find out. Find the hope, love, forgiveness, and healing that only come from Christ.

Under Penalty of Death, is up for sale on Amazon. It’s earning 5 star reviews both on Goodreads and Amazon. I’m so excited about the awards it’s earned. I know you’ll love it too. I’m writing the sequel to my first book. It’s a tale we can all relate to, as well. A tale of loss, failure, struggle, and shame, before finally finding the joy and love we all long for. 

But more than that, join me in the healing we can find together through Christ. Stories are great, but I want more. I want the bond and friendship we can have together in Christ as we walk together, as we share joy and pain, as we find the peace, love and healing that has been promised us in Christ.

And hey, there’s a contact button up there. You see it? Well, use it.
Let me know how I can help, pray, and walk beside you as we both struggle, and fail… sometime, and learn from each other to live in victory as our Lord has promised.

—Kristena

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