KP 1A little about me: Iím 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, maitreíd 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 Iíve held. Iíve 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, Iíve now returned to paranormal romance with the Nocturne Falls series and most recently, the Shadowvale 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.

Iím also the co-founder of the award-winning writerís 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. Iím represented by The Knight Agency.