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For rights information, media/publicity & publishing requests, endorsement requests, or to inquire about booking, find us on the CONNECT Page. 

How do I request an ARC?

All requests for signed, review, or ARC copies of Kristy's books go through HarperCollins.

Kristy loves chatting with book-loving friends and is happy to sign books at various appearances throughout the year. You can meet Kristy by attending a conference or author appearance, or by booking a speaking event in your area.

What's up next for Kristy?

We journey to East Suffolk, England in the conclusion of the Lost Castle series with a forgotten manor, a library bricked off from the world, and a lost painting of a queen named Victoria... The Painted CastleComing October 25, 2019!

Kristy is currently working on a project for two NIV Verse Mapping Bibles, expected to release in Fall 2020. She's also has three more historical fiction books on the way—mark your calendars for the first to hit bookstore shelves in Spring, 2021! 

Where can I buy Kristy's books?

Kristy's books are available at retailers where books are sold. Click on a link below to learn more:

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Q & A with Kristy

What do you write?

The theme of hope rising from dark places in history is a constant in my novels, tackling the stories where art, history, and faith intersect.

While all of my historical fiction books are of a Christian world view, they won't shy away from what's real. Not every character will look at life through a faith-based lens and may have thoughts or actions to reflect it. My books paint historically accurate portraits for mature audiences with themes such as: war, death, grief/loss, racism, religious or cultural prejudice, divorce, abuse, sin, chronic illness, and the horrors of the Holocaust.

It's in this fallen world the light of Jesus Christ eclipses darkness every time—that's the space where I pick up my pen and begin a new redemption story...

Where do you write?

The short answer? I write in a coffee shop with kayaks on the wall...

The long answer is that stories and characters are always on my mind—so I really write everywhere! In fact, I wrote most of my debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin, on my phone (while working and traveling in my former corporate career).

As an art history/research writing major in college and now a vintage-inspired author, I drift to the places that feed my love for historical research: book store aisles, libraries, universities, museums, traveling to onsite research locations (like a backroads trip across Ireland or a former TB sanitarium) and conducting interviews (such as with an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor or curators at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art). I also visit schools and speak at writing conferences & women’s ministry events, and hide away in my coffee shop corner to get lost in story worlds. 

What is Verse Mapping?

A catalyst for some of the most amazing moments you've ever had in the Bible... Visit the VERSE MAPPING Page to learn more!

Do the Verse Mapping Bible studies include video teaching?

Yes, the Verse Mapping Series Bible studies each have a study guide accompanied by a (6) session teaching DVD -or- digital video downloads available at: Vimeo, Christianbook.com and StudyGateway

Literary Links

What are you reading? (Books I'm loving right now)

To see what I'm reading, join me and a couple of my best author friends in our literary book club. For the current favorites that are inspiring me now, click on a book to learn more & buy... (You know you want to!)


FICTION

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan:


NONFICTION

Night by Elie Wiesel:

The Story of With by Allen Arnold


AUDIO

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

What are you listening to? (Podcasts I adore)

It's no secret—I crush on a good podcast! Whether I'm looking for insider info on writing craft & book marketing, searching out research kick-starters for that next novel, or settling into stories that will encourage a deeper walk with Christ, this is my current go-to list. 

Click away and give a listen... You'll walk away inspired:


FOR BOOKNERDIGANS

        


THE WRITING LIFE

        


HISTORY & RESEARCH

            


INSPIRE ME 

           


STORIES 

    

I’m an aspiring author. How do I get published?

FFCongratulations on your decision to embark on a writing journey! Knowing (and following) your calling is a big first step. Because I’m a creative myself, I take this question very seriously. If you’re called to create, first consider why— a clear understanding of the WHY you write must come long before you work on the WHAT. 

Take it seriously. Do your homework. Read, read, READ. Write every day. And learn all you can about the publishing industry to make the right decisions for you. Links on this website are not financial or career advice, and are only meant for inspiration—always do thorough research and obtain professional advice on your own. 



Aspiring authors may wish to invest in working with a professional to jump-start their career. To learn more about the professional author coaching tools literary agent Rachelle Gardner offers, visit AuthorSchool.com

You may also seek membership with a professional writing organization—such as the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)—or enter legitimate unpublished writing contests. That’s not to say you have to win contests to pursue a career as a writer. You might not need to. The first editor who reads your work may find such promise that you’re snapped up immediately. (Well done, you!) But if not. . . remember that your journey to publication will be YOUR story road and it will be unique. Keep going—and stay in step with Jesus along the way!  

With JOY in the journey,