When Kristi isn’t working at The Arc of Lane County for her “day job”, or playing outdoors at 3D archery shoots and hiking or walking in the great Pacific Northwest, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting stories full of action and suspense for anyone willing to read them, or hanging around on social media.
While she has worked on her writing craft for +30 years, like many authors, she has to work other jobs to make ends meet. She has a strange and varied work history, having held jobs in a hotel, a car wash, an insurance company, an electronics assembly line, an auto parts warehouse, a blueberry nursery, and as a truck driver and owner of her own trucking company. She even delivered nuts and bolts around town for a fastener store/warehouse for a while as she pursued her writing career in earnest. Now she is a billing specialist for an agency that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
She got married for the first time at 38, skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma. It is fully her intention to go to her grave having never changed a diaper.
Kristi’s primary genre is suspense with just a dash of romance. She also writes Young Adult Fantasy and Time Travel. In addition, she has written a Sci-Fi short story with her sister, Elaine, and has put together a collection of her poetry.
Affordably priced: In the time since self-publishing her first novel in 2012, Kristi has learned that working at selling her writing is a great way to kill the joy she has in the process of writing, so she has returned to the idea of writing for the joy of it. She still puts her heart and soul into producing the best possible product, trying only to make it easy for readers to enjoy her work for the least expense. She doesn’t promise perfection, but works hard to ensure the quality results in a low-to-distraction-free reading experience.
In April of 2023 she cut eBook prices as low as possible, making them free wherever she could. (Amazon doesn’t make it easy to provide free eBooks, so all eBooks there are priced at 99¢.) You can find them free on Smashwords, Wattpad, and here on this website. Paperbacks are priced as low as Amazon allows, or you can purchase directly from this website at cost. What’s the catch? We don’t require anything of readers. If you are moved to do so, please feel free to leave a review. If you can afford it, you can donate to the cause of helping Kristi’s bottom line. As of April 2023, money for professional covers will come solely from donations and royalties, or from bartering.