A 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, salesperson for Christian Dior Bijoux, and I’ve even worked in a candy store and a doughnut shop!

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), paranormal women’s fiction (another favorite), fantasy romance, contemporary romance, steampunk romance, and urban fantasy.

If I had to guess, I’d say it’s my Nocturne Falls series that brought you here. It’s my most popular paranormal romance venture, although the Shadowvale series is a close second. I love being able to write these funny, snarky, sweet books that are filled with great supernatural characters and lots of cats!

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.