…THE WAY is a daring and passionate debut from an author to watch in the future.
– Historical Novels Review, Aug. 2011
Kristen is writer, mother, and filmmaker living in the Rocky Mountains.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and of the prestigious creative writing program at Hollins College where she received a full scholarship.
Fresh out of college, she published a humor book, WISDOM FROM THE WALLS, with Putnam Berkley. She then spent several years working as a features correspondent for The Roanoke Times and World-News among other publications. In 2000, Kristen launched a production company, FreeWolf Productions, and has written and directed many short films, including promotional and educational videos. Her first documentary film, CLUB Q, screened at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles in 2003 and has been selected to screen at over 50 film festivals around the world.
In 2011 Kristen published her first novel, THE WAY, with Crown/Random House. The novel, which challenges long-held paradigms around religion and spirituality, has received much critical praise and was selected by OPRAH Magazine as, “A Title to Pick Up Now!” Kristen’s articles have appeared on major online sites including: ModernMom, Intent, BeliefNet, and BigThink.
She is also a co-founder of Women Have Wings, a private organization that annually celebrates and grants awards to pioneering women of courage around the world. Most recently, she was invited to join an AWP panel of esteemed authors and philosophers (including Alan Lightman, Mary Johnson, and Rebecca Goldstein) entitled: Religion and Stories: Heretics and Humanists Shift the Perspective.