Kristina grew up in the red clay soil of Alabama, writing stories and poems beneath the shade of giant oak trees. A 2004 graduate of Mount Mary University (Milwaukee, WI), she holds a B.A. in History. After some time teaching, she rediscovered her love of words and began work as a freelance editor. She has worked with a variety of self-publishing authors, small publishers, and writing groups. Her favorite genre is historical fiction, but also loves stories that have a positive message and that warm the heart.