Kristina’s Blog

Kristina’s Blog

Oregon High Summer

Here, in late July, each day's air is so clean, the sky so blue, I want to drink it––no big wildfires this season in our Oregon Cascades. (We knock wood when we say it, as though the superstition will save us when lightning storms come flashing through.) Even now, in...

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Krayna’s Tiny Books Magic (in memory of Lucky)

My friend, Krayna Castelbaum, and I both write. I produce novels with hundreds of pages, Krayna, poems, sometimes only a few words, all the more precious for the books she makes to share them. With her own creative alchemy, Krayna transforms tea bags––yes, tea...

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Sharing Stories

Virtual reality, algorithms, blockchain, metadata, going wide, artificial intelligence and machine learning––doesn't sound like the lineup for an authors' conference, does it? Maybe not ten years ago, or even five, but if you stand still, WHOOSH, you'll see the world...

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NOWEVER at Roundabout

March 16, 2019, what a fun day at Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon's NW Crossing, and an honor to share it with six other authors passionate about their work! That's me in the middle beside Cassie, who performs miracles every day creating wonderful experiences for...

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Book Love for Valentine’s Day

NOWEVER, my new YA novel is out! You can find it on Amazon and B&N sites, among others, and if your heart, like mine, is with independent bookstores, on Powells.com. If you've been to Portland's iconic Powell's City of Books you've felt the total immersion in...

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Save the Date! Saturday March 16th

My new YA novel Nowever is only days away from publication! It will have its first "outing" at Roundabout Books in Bend's Northwest Crossing on Saturday, March 16th. I'm honored to be included with Nowever in Roundabout's YA Festival schedule....

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Scotland in September

My ancestors moved relentlessly west across North America, my father's parents from Eastern Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, my mother's predecessors from Scotland in the early 1700s. The only "roots" I experienced were several family generations in the...

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Writing (Almost) Everywhere in August

A reader recently asked, "Where do you write your novels?" One answer is, "Wherever I happen to be." On these perfect Central Oregon summer days, that's often outside, in my garden.  Right now it's definitely not at my desk, where all the space not occupied by my...

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Artist and Author of From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story, Nowever and Cold Mirage.

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