A good thing coming in 2018

Writing is a funny endeavor. So much of it is done alone, just you and the blank page. And yet in spite of that, or maybe because of it, there’s a strong sense of kinship between writers, a vast and supportive community.

Over the years, I’ve been very fortunate to find great friends within that community, people who inspire and encourage me. One of the best of them is celebrating a birthday today, and I’d like to use that occasion as an excuse to shout her good news from my rooftop:

Ingrid is such a wonderful person and a gifted writer. I couldn’t be happier or more proud of her success! And her book, ALL OUT OF PRETTY, is beautiful and wrenching and powerful. I can’t wait for it to be on shelves.


  1. Ingrid says:

    Thanks so much, Kristan! You are an amazing friend, writer and critique partner… I couldn’t have done this without you, and I feel so fortunate to have you–and our whole crit group–in my life <3

  2. CJ says:

    How wonderful for your friend! And how are you doing? Hope everything is well.

    1. Kristan says:

      I’m doing well, thanks for asking! Just been very busy. My baby girl is ON THE MOVE (crawling!) and we’ve also had a lot going on this summer, in terms of visitors and travel.

    2. Kristan says:

      Ack, hit enter too soon! Anyway, hope you’re doing well too? Btw, are you on Twitter? If so, we should totally connect there!

  3. Yay! Always need to remember and recognize what a big deal it is to get a book published. Especially if it’s a new author.

    1. Kristan says:

      Yes! I can’t remember if you and Ingrid crossed paths at the Cincinnati Fiction Writers group, but that’s where I met her.

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