Hi, I'm Kristen Kieffer. A life-long reader and storyteller, I love living life as an author of speculative fiction and creative writing resources.

I am the author of the upcoming fantasy series, The Books of Maveryn and The Dark Between, as well as several novellas and short stories set in the world of Maveryn. 

I also create and publish writing resources through Well-Storied, including the expansive blog archives, the Story Notes newsletter, writing reference books, and more.

Creating community among writers has been a passion of mine since launching Well-Storied (formerly She's Novel) in January 2014. I currently run active + engaged communities on Facebook and Twitter.

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Fun Facts.

Let's get to know one another better! Grab a cuppa and settle in. I'm sharing a few fun facts about myself below:

1. My favorite author is... 

This is a close tie between V.E. Schwab and Ursula K. Le Guin. Other favorites include Patrick Rothfuss, J.R.R. Tolkien, Leigh Bardugo, George R.R. Martin, and Kristin Cashore.

2. I'm a huge coffee snob. 

Break out the French Press! I'm a black coffee drinker, through and through.

3. I have a passion project. 

I consider The Dark Between series to be my passion project. The idea came from a single scene I daydreamed back in May 2012...but the scene itself is too spoilery to share.

4. My author entrepreneur journey began with She's Novel. 

In January 2014, I began blogging at She's Novel as a way to share what I was learning about the writing craft with other beginners. Two years later, I rebranded the site and Well-Storied was born.

5. I might be a bit of a nerd. 

I have an unhealthy love for all things Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, and Game of Thrones. See also: an intense knowledge of medieval warfare, weaponry, and torture devices. Oh, and all of Hamilton. I'm ready for our rap battle, son.

6. I'm an Oxford comma loyalist. 

This is not a debate.

7. My taste in music is quite the dichotomy. 

You can find me listening to either indie folk or hip-hop. There is no in-between. Current favorites include The Lumineers, Sufjan Stevens, Lord Huron, Raleigh Richie, Gallant, Jack Garratt, and, of course, the Hamilton soundtrack.



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