Just a little about Kristena

Here I am accepting my Award. I had an amazing time at the ACWC (Asheville 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