A curious mind is the engine behind a compelling magazine feature. Kristen teases out details, connects with subjects, and delivers articles that speak to targeted audiences. As a writer, she probes and takes pride in telling the story. As a former editor, she defines every story angle by asking: Who's reading? What matters to them? What should they know, and how might this change their lives?


There is satisfaction in discovering life by writing about fresh experiences. Kristen traveled to ravaged hurricane zones for The Tennessean, tested lawn tractors with John Deere, and allowed doctors glue 16 electrodes to her body while writing Getting a Good Night’s Sleep. Then there’s pure pleasure of writing about your own hobbies, which Kristen has done for Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple.

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Writing is craft. Kristen keeps it fresh membership in ASJA, Press Club of Cleveland, and The Lit. Find out about appearances at local writers’ events.


What makes a business tick? Kristen finds out as contributing editor to COSE Update magazine for the Council of Smaller Enterprises. She has written for Fortune, Fortune Small Business and Entrepreneur.

Home and Garden

As author of four books branded by John Deere, Kristen is an authority on outdoor living, design and shelter. She has interviewed Lee Snijders of HGTV’s Design on a Dime and Colour Confidential’s Jane Lockhart, and she contributes articles to Pratt & Lambert’s Personal Expressions magazine and other homes publications.