I have always been one of those creative types with music, drama and writing pouring through my veins, shaping my views of the world. My writing focused primarily on professional marketing, architecture, food and freelance journalism over the last decade until I moved to The Netherlands for love.
What does a Californian accustomed to eternal sunshine do when sunset is at 4:27 p.m. in the winter? You pour yourself yet another cup of tea and set up camp behind the keyboard. And thus, my years as a blogger, writing about daily experiences in the Netherlands, were born. And as I began to write, not for my day job, but for myself and my family and friends, the writer within me, who had been contained all of these years by professional gigs, was set free.
As my blogging voice developed on Kristin In Holland , I picked up a manuscript I had started in 2010 and started breathing new life into it. After revising my first draft, I sent it off to a half-dozen friends in California, New York and The Netherlands. Two drafts and two years later, I transformed my novel into an engaging reading experience I am proud to share with the world. Green, which was released in November of 2013 is available on Amazon.
My second novel, The Things We Said in Venice, released in March of 2017 with the first book signing planned for Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the ABC Bookstore, Lange Poten 23 in The Hague. It is also available in my home town at The Book Loft in Solvang, California.
Both of my novels are available on Amazon.com, amazon.de and amazon.co.uk.
I invite you to follow along with me on my journey through this blog and the Kristin in Holland blog.