Kristen Painter, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, vampire booksA little about me: I’m a USA Today Best Selling author (thank you, readers!), but before I started writing, I held a crazy mix of other jobs including college English teacher, maitre’d for Wolfgang Puck, personal trainer, and salesperson for Christian Dior Bijoux (their jewelry line).

What else? Well, I have a *slight* shoe addiction and occasionally indulge in an unnecessary handbag. Hah! That was a joke. There is no such thing as an unnecessary handbag. I love make up and jewelry and spa days. Yes, I’m a girly girl. But that doesn’t mean all my heroines are. And speaking of writing…

My forays into writing have been as varied as the jobs I’ve held. I’ve written poetry, articles for magazines, short stories, paranormal romance (my current genre of choice along with cozy mystery),  fantasy romance, contemporary romance, steampunk romance, and urban fantasy. Since writing two urban fantasy series, I’ve now returned to paranormal romance with the Nocturne Falls series. I love being able to write these funny, snarky, sweet books that are filled with great supernatural characters and lots of cats! I’ve gotten to stay in Nocturne Falls for my cozy mystery series, the Jayne Frost mysteries. And I still have several urban fantasy series I’d like to write. I just need to find the time!

I’m also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com. I tweet at twitter.com/Kristen_Painter and am probably on my Facebook author page way more than I should be. You can find that here: www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor

I live in FL with my retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents. I’m represented by The Knight Agency.