Hi, I’m Kristina Wright, the insomniac writer whose mind is always working, even late into the night…. I’m a full-time writer, as well as a perpetual college student and community college adjunct. I live in Virginia with my husband Jay, my son Patrick (born in December 2009) and our menagerie of pets, including a dog, three cats (my beloved Annabelle died in January 2009), a blue-capped conure, a lineolated parakeet and four zebra finches. Oh, and there are some raccoons I feed occasionally… okay, nightly. They are not pets. Really. Just because I seriously contemplated using the cats’ flea and tick medicine on them does not make them pets.
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. In the almost twenty years I’ve been married, I have lived in Charleston, South Carolina; Newport, Rhode Island (briefly); and Virginia—twice—courtesy of the Navy (Jay is the sailor, I’m far too resistant to authority).
I completed my M.A. in Humanities in May 2007, but I’m in and out of college, working to complete a certificate in Women’s Studies. There is a part of me that longs for a Ph.D., but I’m not sure if I have the discipline necessary to do the time. We’ll see. However, I do consider myself an academic of sorts (“independent scholar” is a term that I like) and my interests cover much of the humanities, specifically literature, popular culture and women’s studies. I teach a few classes of College Composition and Humanities (Mythology) at the local community college, both on campus and online. My hobbies include reading (obviously); photography; blogging; movies, theater and concerts; cooking; rescuing stray animals; learning new things and traveling as often as my budget allows. I’m a new mom, so I’m also interested in children’s literature and toys and childhood development.
Blogging is something that fulfills the exhibitionist in me and also gives me an opportunity to connect with other writers, editors, bloggers and strangers. I don’t talk about everything that is going on in my life, but I try to hit the high (and sometimes low) points. I don’t post my writing here (with the exception of excerpts or links to other places) because I’m a professional writer and I like to get paid for the privilege of someone reading my work. I do, however, talk about all of the things that interest me, including the writing process. I like to think there’s something for everyone here—but if you decide otherwise, please click through to some of the fabulous blogs I read.
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, 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 and taken a few breaks along the way.
My first book was published by Silhouette Intimate Moments and was a Golden Heart Winner in Romantic Suspense. For the past few years, the bulk of my writing has been erotica and erotic romance and my short stories have been published in over eighty anthologies. I am also the editor of Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women (Cleis Press, July 2010). Currently, I’m working on a variety of projects including a couple of novels, some literary fiction and creative nonfiction, a screenplay and several erotica stories. I also hope to continue editing erotica anthologies for Cleis Press.
About This Site
This beautiful website is the work of a fabulous website designer, Joelle Reeder of Moxie Design Studios. After blogging for four 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). Joelle, along with her partner Kathy Scoleri at Moxie Design Studios, recently authored her first book, The IT Girl’s Guide to Blogging With Moxie. I think Joelle did an amazing job on my website and I cannot recommend her—or her new book—highly enough.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you’ll return often and drop me a note once in awhile. Like most writers, I have a narcissistic streak and I love fan mail.