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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 share with you a little more about myself and the books I’m working on right now.

I love to write! When I write I get drawn into another world. For me, it’s one of the most relaxing, stress relieving things I can do. I’m excited when I see a new world open up with all its friendships, joys and yes, even disappointments.  

Right now I’m working on the final polish of my first book. I’m also in the middle of writing the sequel to my first book. It’s a tale we can all relate to. A tale of loss, failure, struggle, and shame, before finally finding the joy and love we all long for. 

I can’t wait to see it in print and I hope you’ll find it just as exciting.

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Just a little about Kristena

Hi everyone. 

I’m Kristena, and I guess this is where I tell you a little about myself. 

You would think, being a writer, this wouldn’t be so difficult; after all, I should know more about myself than anyone else, right?  But somehow it’s so much easier to weave in and out of the main nuances in the lives of my imaginary characters than it is to relay the everyday facts of who I am; especially in a (somewhat) interesting manner.

I’m just going to start with just the basic details, for now.

I finished my first novel earlier last year. (March 2017). In February of this year (2018) I won Second Runner-up for that manuscript in the ACWC Badge of Honor Book Contest. You can imagine how excited I was! It was such an exciting experience. I’m still reeling! 

Here I am excepting my Award. I had an amazing time at the ACWC (Ashville Christian Writers Conference)

Going to a writers conference is an extraordinary experience and one I will continue to do each year as long as I’m able. In fact, you may see me and more than one throughout the upcoming years. I met some of the most caring and loving people and learned more than I ever knew there was to learn about writing!

One thing I learned was that the book I had just won an award for, still wasn’t quite ready to be published! There is a lot to do when writing a book. The first draft is the easy part. editing and cutting out all the (much loved) fluff, it excruciating, but must be done.

I am a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and Writers Village University, among others.  I have enjoyed both but Writers Village University was where I really got my start; I had started my book before joining this group, but I had no confidence as a writer. I had no idea anyone could ever enjoy my scribbles!  I would highly recommend anyone interested in writing, to join the Writer’s Village University Beginning and General Writing Classes

Going to a writers conference is an extraordinary experience and one I will continue to do each year as long as I’m able. In fact, you may see me and more than one throughout the upcoming years. I met some of the most caring and loving people and learned more than I ever knew there was to learn about writing!

One thing I learned was that the book I had just won an award for, still wasn’t quite ready to be published! There is a lot to do when writing a book. The first draft is the easy part. editing and cutting out all the (much loved) fluff, it excruciating, but must be done.

I live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, with my husband, Mark. We’ve been married for over 35 years and he is, without a doubt, my best friend. The road hasn’t always been smooth, but I’m sure anyone who has been married a third of a century, would confirm that the ditches in the road are what creates the strong bond and closeness.

I have three grown children: Bethany, my oldest, is an outgoing redhead with the most amazing generous spirit I have ever known. She is beautiful both inside and out. Kellena is my middle child. She is spunky and vibrant and has always been a leader.  Her smile can make any dark day brighter. Jacob, my youngest, is a writer too, although I’m not sure he realizes it yet. I love his sense of humor and his upbeat personality.  He’s well into his twenties and stands two heads taller than I do, but he’ll always be my little boy. (sorry Jake)

I guess that does it, for now; I’ll update and add more facts from time to time.

Kristena

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