About Kristen

Author Kristen James

Kristen James, Author  2013

First, the professional bio–  Kristen James has written over twenty books and ranked in the top 100 Bestsellers in Kindle US, UK and Canada, #1 in eight different categories, and #1 in Movers & Shakers and free rankings. She mainly writes emotional romance with family drama.

And now, the other stuff–  I was born in a tiny town in western Oregon and lived there until after my high school graduation.  I discovered writing in the 4th grade. My school published one of my short stories, and I realized other people might like to read what I wrote. I saved up and bought my own typewriter, and soon I was tapping out books over summer break. I wrote several “practice” novels and I continued writing though the next ten years. I started a family, moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, back to Portland, Oregon and several other towns before landing in the country by Roseburg, Oregon, almost where I started out. I’ve also been around the western half of the US, parts of Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.

My favorite activities are spending time with my kids and family, writing, reading and anything outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing, berry picking, mushroom picking, cycling, canoeing and exploring. I’m very into “micro adventures” where we explore all over Oregon. Plus we can easily travel I-5 clear up to Canada and down to Mexico.

Here I’m riding my sister’s horse, Tania.

Along with exploring, I love to learn and discover new experiences. I’ve always liked Business and marketing too. It’s a passion in my family.  My husband owns Bravado Outdoors, which makes concrete table tennis tables, chess tables, corn hole and foosball. The product line is growing all the time. We knew these were perfect for schools and parks, and we’ve been surprised by the demand from resorts, home owners, restaurants and businesses. You can see them at www.concretetabletennis.com.

Roney               life is good

10 thoughts on “About Kristen

  1. My Dad was born and raised in Oregon, and like you moved back after years of absence. I’ve visited him many times, and though it wasn’t where I was raised, there’s nowhere else I would like to be when I retire. It is truly God’s country!

  2. Was Born and raised in Oregon Married moved to Seattle where Hubby is from and moved to Springfield then across the River to Eugene. Have talked with Other People in Ar. that Love Eugene.

  3. I am reading More than Memories right now and was shocked when I read about Redding, Ca. Thats where I live and I work for 911.. So it was funny to hear about how they called 911 in Redding. :) Love it so far. Also really enjoyed Embers of Hope.

  4. Hi Amber – thanks for the note! I like finding those little connections. Another reader asked me if “Ridge City” in More Than Memories was a real small town in Oregon, and it is. Glad you enjoyed the stories. :)

  5. HI Kristen, saw you on the the Creativepenn and came to say hello. Totally shallow – but I was sucked in by the picture of you riding – and the fact you like all the outdoor things as I do! Always nice to meet other writers. Best wishes with your work. x

  6. It’s always great to find writers from here in Oregon. I grew up in the very tiny town of Rogue River and now live in Eugene and I always enjoy reading books that are based in Oregon.

  7. Alexandria, that’s such a beautiful area down by Rogue River! I want to explore it more. It’s strange to me that more books aren’t set in Oregon because it’s a gorgeous state and we have a ton of authors here. :)

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