Kristen Tsetsi is the author of two novels and a short story collection composed primarily of pieces  originally published in other places. Her short-fiction publishing credits include the print or online journals Regarding Arts and Letters, Pindeldyboz, Denver Syntax, Storyglossia, Tryst, and Opium. She is the 2006 winner of the Storyglossia Fiction Prize and a 2006 Pushcart Prize and Million Writers Award nominee.

She was privileged to edit the literary journal American Fiction  volumes 11 (New Rivers Press; judge: Clint McCown) and  12 (along with Bayard Godsave and Bruce Pratt; award-winning stories judged by Josip Novakovich).

Kris created, and under the name Chris Jane conducts, the 5 On interview series that appears at JaneFriedman.com.

As herself, Kris has been a news and feature writer for a daily newspaper, an instructor of screen-, play-, and creative writing, a Women’s eNews correspondent, and an adjunct English professor. (And a grocery bagger, a cab driver, a telemarketing trainer, a collection agent, etc.) She’s also the co-creator and co-writer of the YT series Inside the Writers’ Studio.

The newspaper features (and occasional columns) she either had the most fun with or believes may be interesting to 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.”

IMG_8059Kristen had a brief and passionate affair with (very bad) painting and enjoys taking pictures of the bugs in her yard. She is married to a beautiful human being and takes care of cats Hoser, Simon, and Sampson, and dog Lenny the girl. (And an outdoor stray orange cat.)

Contact: ktsetsi AT gmail DOT com