Hi, I’m Kristina Wright, a full-time writer and anthologist, and a very sporadic blogger. I live in Virginia with my husband Jay and our two little boys, as well as a dog, a cat and a bird. I live a pretty normal middle class suburban life, balancing family and writing with equal doses of humor and caffeine. I love my Starbucks coffee shop and our Keurig coffee maker. Coffee, writing and love sustain me.
The Official Bio
Described by The Romance Reader as “a budding force to be reckoned with” and as one of the “legendary erotica heavy-hitters” by Violet Blue Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) had no idea what to expect from military life when she married an enlisted Navy sailor after a whirlwind long distance courtship just three months before the first Gulf War. She can say it may not be for everyone, but it’s been one hell of a ride. In the twenty-four years since they said “I do,” her husband James has worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant Commander and she has become an award-winning author whose short fiction has appeared in over one hundred anthologies. They have lived in three states, endured several deployments (two while he was assigned to Navy Special Warfare) and countless months of underway training exercises and counter narcotics operations, happily made the transition from “snail” mail to email and had two children. Their first son was born in 2009 while James was on an eight month deployment to the Middle East, but he was lucky enough to be stateside for the birth of their second son in 2011. Kristina has edited over a dozen anthologies for Cleis Press, including the bestselling Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, as well as Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance and the Best Erotic Romance series. She is also the author of the relationship guide Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After (Cleis Press) and the erotic romance Seduce Me Tonight (HarperCollins). Her work has appeared in numerous publications, both print and online, including Brain, Child Magazine, Clean Sheets, Good Vibes Magazine, The Quill, The Sun and USA Today. She is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the RWA special interest chapters, Passionate Ink and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal. She holds degrees in English and humanities and has taught college composition and world mythology at the college level. She currently lives with her husband and their two young sons in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Other Stuff About Me
I grew up in South Florida (and the distinction is important only to those of us who know the difference between South and the rest of Florida) and escaped just as quickly as I possibly could. I have a nostalgic fondness for South Florida and it often shows up as a setting in my writing.
I hold a Masters degree in Humanities and there is a part of me that longs for a Ph.D., but I’m not sure where I’ll fit it in. However, I do consider myself an academic of sorts (“independent scholar” has a nice ring to it) and my interests cover much of the humanities, specifically literature, popular culture and women’s studies. I have taught College Composition and Humanities (Mythology) at the local community college, both on campus and online.
About My Writing
I started writing fiction in the first grade and I haven’t stopped since. Along the way, I’ve written everything from greeting cards to book reviews to essays, but fiction remains my passion. I have been writing more or less full-time since 1997, though I have had a series of “normal” jobs, gone to college and gotten a couple of degrees, had a couple of babies and taken a few breaks along the way.
My first book, Dangerous Curves was published by Silhouette Intimate Moments and was a Golden Heart Winner in Romantic Suspense. For the past decade, the bulk of my writing has been erotica and erotic romance and my short stories have been published in over a hundred anthologies. I am also the editor of over a dozen erotic romance anthologies for Cleis Press. Currently, I’m working on a variety of projects including a couple of novels and several essays.
About This Site
This beautiful website is the work of a fabulous website designer, Joelle Reeder of Moxie Design Studios. After blogging for several years, I decided it was time to get serious, get professional and get help. Joelle took my ideas and created exactly what I wanted in a website—something fun, friendly and feminine (and somewhat pink).
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