Inspired by family, and passionate about storytelling, Kristen found her calling as a writer and left her previous gig in the sometimes glamorous, sometimes grueling, world of event marketing. 

Her first novel Red Ochre Falls was described as, “A good combination of romantic entanglement and shrewd investigation,” with a “laudable protagonist,” (Kirkus Reviews). She has contributed to numerous publications and news outlets, and was a finalist for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America Six-Word Mystery Contest. 

Kristen is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. A former expat, she now lives in Michigan with her husband and children where she’s at work on her next novel. 

Photo by E.C. Campbell Photography

Author Bio​ 

Kristen Gibson