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by Lindsey Pantele Photography

     Kristin Kisska used to be a finance geek, complete with MBA and Wall Street pedigree. A member of the James River Writers, International Thriller Writers, Women's Fiction Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime, Kristin is now a self-proclaimed fictionista.

      Kristin has been publishing suspense fiction since her short story “The Sevens” was selected to be included in the Bouchercon's Anthony Award-winning anthology, MURDER UNDER THE OAKS (2015). Since then, she's contributed a dozen stories to as many mystery anthologies, including her short story "Not Yo Mama's IPA" in the recently released Sleuthsayer's crime anthology, MURDER, NEAT (2024).

    Her debut novel, THE HINT OF LIGHT (Lake Union Publishing, 2023) was nominated for a 2024 Agatha Award ~ Best New Mystery Novel. 

       When not writing short stories, suspense novels and international thrillers, Kristin can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube at KristinKisskaAuthor, and Tweeting @KKMHOO. She also publishes a monthly newsletter, #SupsenseGirl, to update her readers. She lives in Virginia with her husband, three children, and their moody tabby cat, Boom.


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