Kristina writes multi-layered stories with characters that stay with readers long after the words The End. Her first work of women’s fiction <em>A Forgiving Heart</em> received honorable mention for a novel excerpt in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women. Her contemporary romance novels <em>Pleasure Cove</em> and <em>Pacific Blue</em> promise the same emotional read, stunning California settings, along with strong, sassy heroines and heroes who will steal your heart. <br> <br> A California native, Kristina shares her love of the Golden State with readers through setting and culture in a series of contemporary romance novels. When she isn’t writing, she is exploring her state, traveling, looking for the best eats (she’s a major foodie), and spending time with her family.