Her first novel, the independently released Pretty Much True (originally Homefront), was included in Saint Joseph’s University professor Dr. Owen W. Gilman, Jr.’s “American War Literature and Film: Vietnam to Now” 2012 course curriculum and
Kristen’s second novel, The Year of Dan Palace (published under the pen name Chris Jane), has been called “stunningly good” by Indie Bookworm and “impossible to put down” by Pop Culture Zoo. One Amazon reviewer expressed impressive hatred of it.
Her short fiction has won the Storyglossia Fiction Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her short story collection Carol’s Aquarium, which includes prize- and award-winning stories as well as some that were previously unpublished, is available here.
Kristen contributes regularly to the writers’ and publishers’ resource website JaneFriedman.com, primarily with a series of interviews with writers and others in the publishing industry. She’s also the creator of Obitogy.com.
She’s happy to be available for in-person or Skype/Facetime book club or classroom discussions. More information (features, interviews, appearances) here.