.Kristen Tsetsi is an award-winning fiction writer and a feature writer & columnist for a Connecticut newspaper. The features/columns she either had the most fun with or believes may help others are shared on this website under the category “Journal Inquirer Articles” and include “Medical marijuana: use it or lose it,” “Doc Severinsen: 85 and still dangerous,” “The emotional experience of organ donation,” and “Marriage and traumatic brain injuries: it can work.”
Kristen is also the author of the semi-autobiographical wartime novel, Pretty Much True… .
Much of her short fiction, including Pushcart Prize-nominee “They Three at Once Were One” and fiction competition winner “Becoming an Oates Girl,” can be found in her collection Carol’s Aquarium.
Kristen is a former instructor of expressive writing, play writing, and screenwriting, a former adjunct English professor, and a former cab driver. She was privileged to edit Volume 11 of American Fiction (judged by Clint McCown) and to co-edit Volume 12 (judged by Josip Novakovich).
When not spending time with her husband, whose 2003 deployment to Iraq inspired Pretty Much True…, Kristen writes and films scenes for “Inside the Writers’ Studio,” a comic-relief YouTube series for writers co-created and co-written (and brilliantly edited) by author R.J. Keller. She also occasionally writes under another name.