When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working her day job, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting suspense stories, or chatting around on social media.
Although she has honed her writing craft for 30+ years, she only published her first book in 2012. Her strange and varied work history - having held jobs from a hotel housekeeper, a car wash attendant, an insurance underwriter, an electronics assembly line worker, a date entry tech in auto parts warehouse, a blueberry nursery shipping coordinator, a local delivery driver, and a truck driver and owner of her own trucking company - gives her a broad base from which to build her characters and storylines. Now a billing specialist for The Arc of Lane County, she supports those who care for people with disabilities while she pursues her writing career in earnest.
She got married for the first time at 38, skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma.
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To Make a King is a Young Adult Fantasy in three parts.
Part One: A True Prince
Two friends discover the key to a mystery that, once unlocked, will change everything. Enemies they didn't know they had unleash magical forces to make sure the secret never comes to light.
Part Two: To Make a King
Dark magic undermines the Crown Prince's succession, and a young prince is encouraged to take action against his half-brother in a plot to usurp the crown. Before the sun sets on coronation day, brother will face brother and swords will be bared.
Part Three: Should Monarchs Stumble
When the new king stumbles, an old enemy is quick to take advantage, conspiring to take the kingdom by force. The king’s jester must decide whether to back the usurper, or help the king choose to be a better man.
**Quarter-finalist in the 2019 Epic Fantasy Fanatics Readers Choice Awards #2019EFFys**
"I can say with complete honesty that this story has gripped me completely. All loose ends have been tied yet I've fallen so in love with these characters that I would happily read another trilogy..." Riah ~ Goodreads reviewer
"I was hooked from the beginning to the end. It was a roller coaster ride at times and never left me disappointed. I don't usually read YA but I'm glad I took a chance on this book. It was awesome!." Donna ~ Goodreads reviewer.
Madeline falls in love with Samuel when she accidentally time travels hundreds of years into the past to a war between the colonists and Native Americans. Their relationship is forbidden.
But Madeline's travels to the past not only to fall in love, but also to claim her birth right as a Messenger, a soul who can slip through time's fabric, delivering messages that change one life, or save many. Deadly Hunters, dark-souled time travelers, crave her powers and seek to seduce or kill her.
Can Madeline find her way back to the future in time to save herself and Samuel?
“… by the end, I was getting a bicep workout from all the fistpumps..." ForeverYoungAdult
"This book held me captive… a magical story with lots of twists and turns… " A Diary of a Book Addict Blog
“For those who like The Immortals series by Alyson Noel, Timeless by Alexandra Monir, or The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller – The Messenger is a must read.” Breathe in Books Blogspot
"All the excitement of OUTLANDER if it was a YA series!" A.Reviewer
“Time travel at its best… very different, edgy and yet still has the soft romanticism.” Creating Serenity Reviews
THE MESSENGER is also available in print and Audio.
THE ASSASSIN #2, THE SEEKER #3, and THE BELIEVER are on shelves now.
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Trapped in a world she never knew existed, Saga Skånstad throws herself into her new life at Viking Academy. She learns to scale icy mountains, shoot flaming arrows, and ride on the back of a particularly ill-tempered dragon. But when Erik abruptly disappears, and the true reason for Saga’s arrival in his world is unveiled, her fears only increase—not just for herself, but for the Viking who’s captured her heart.
When a surprise attack threatens her new home, Saga quickly realizes her life is on the line. Valkyris’ enemies are determined to bring down her clan, destroy its heir, and force her into a living nightmare. Saga will do whatever it takes to preserve the world her friends have worked so hard to build. But her choice may cost her the life she never knew she wanted . . . and a love she never could have imagined.