Kristan Hoffman - Writing Dreams Into Reality

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I write about young people going on big adventures in cool places. Mostly fiction — but sometimes not. Happy to be represented by Tina Wexler at ICM. Click here for my publications & awards.

Available for download:

Twenty-Somewhere (web serial, available as ebook)

Winner in the St. Martin’s Press “New Adult” contest

Twenty-Somewhere tells the story of 3 best friends as they navigate life after college. Beautiful and confident Sophie Lin, goody-goody aspiring writer Claudia Bradford, and boy-magnet scientist MJ Alexander are ready to take on the real world — or so they think.

But MJ’s hunky lab supervisor keeps distracting her from her research, and what’s worse, she almost doesn’t care. After years of single-minded focus, MJ may have lost her passion for science, and her sense of self along with it. Meanwhile Claudia’s passion for writing is stronger than ever, but her confidence is drowning in a sea of rejection. Her boyfriend Eli is supposed to be a life preserver; instead he feels like just another wave pulling her under. Last but not least, Sophie decides to swim against the current: she quits her advertising job in pursuit of a more meaningful vocation. Six weeks later, all she has to show for her idealism is a growing stack of unpaid bills.

As their relationships go sour, their careers sputter, and a few too many ethical dilemmas arise, the girls reunite in Paris, desperate for a dose of the one thing they can always count on: each other. But after so much time apart, will that really cure what ails them? Or will their friendship fall apart like everything else in their lives?

Written as 40 weekly “webisodes,” Twenty-Somewhere is the fast-paced, heartfelt story of 3 young women learning how to be independent, yet also hold onto each other, in this big, crazy, modern world.

$1.99 | Amazon | BN.com | iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

The Eraser (short story)

9-year-old Mikey Griffin is a normal, mischievous boy. When he discovers a magic eraser at the bottom of his cereal box, Mikey gains the power to erase people’s memories. Suddenly he can get away with any prank or shenanigan, but is it really all fun and games? Or does this prize come with a price?

99¢ | Amazon

Available to read online:

Short Fiction

Bringing Them Home (at Switchback)
• Misting (at the Citron Review)
• Postcard Stories
The Tenth Time
The Forgotten Song
The Escape

Poetry

Wo Ai Ni: Getting Lost in the Translation

Non-Fiction

Galapagos (at Sugar Mule)
• Community Collage speech
Ama

• Vignettes
Moments and memories from my real life.

• Just Between Us
Syndicated newspaper column co-authored with Angie Liang.

Finding my father’s mark
• Loving Spain, then and now
• Lessons on humanity from a cheetah
Progress
• Scenes from my aunt’s house
• A sweet celebration
A night under the stars
Dog days
Scenes from a childhood
Dreams
• The uphill drive
Being bad at things can be good
The Life of Riley
A hard lesson to learn
The end is a beginning

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My Web Serial / Ebook


Beautiful and confident Sophie Lin, goody-goody aspiring writer Claudia Bradford, and boy-crazy scientist MJ Alexander are ready to tackle work, love, and life after college -- or so they think.

As their relationships go sour, their careers sputter, and a few too many ethical dilemmas arise, the girls turn to the one thing they can always count on: each other. But even that will be put to the test...

$1.99 at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords

My Fiancé’s Book


Welcome to New House 5. It’s not just the top floor of a brand new dorm. For 56 freshmen, it’s home. A place where friends are made and doors are always open. A place where hearts are broken and tears are shed.

Watch as these students try to overcome their flaws and fears to create a bond so special that nothing can pull them apart. Not even themselves.

Print: Amazon, B&N, IndieBound, CreateSpace

Digital: Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords

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