Amazon.com sometimes-bestselling-author, Kristy K. James, had one goal in life … to work in law enforcement – until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard. Realizing that she might someday have to check out scary noises in other dark yards if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love, writing.
Kristy lives in Michigan, and has for most of her life. For one thing, it’s where her family is. And Michigan has it all. In her opinion anyway. ‘Big water’ with beautiful beaches. Sand dunes. Waterfalls. Forests. Small mountains. Tropical weather … in summers when the humidity is pushing 100%. And it has, as of 2016, the third longest suspension bridge in the world. These are just a few of the reasons most of her stories take place in the mitten state.
A Christian since the age of eighteen, Kristy writes mostly sweet/clean and wholesome romance novels, but she also enjoys writing inspirational romance too. Her days are filled with being a mom, grandma, and reluctant zookeeper, creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.
I’ve decided that I need to add a little bit more about me, as an author. While I love to read any good book, I’ve never felt that plots must follow ‘Formula WXYZ’ to qualify as good. While I’ll admit that W+X+Y=Z has turned out some wonderful stories, sometimes J+C+O can equal Z, too. In other words, sometimes different works out very nicely.
I guess you could say I’m different. In my choices for movies and television, in my choices for books, and certainly in the way I write. My style might not be a good fit for everyone, but I know I’m not the only one who likes good, clean novels. Novels that don’t always follow the guidelines traditional publishers have made their gold standard.
So if you like different, too, you just might like the stories I have to tell.
In the song, Love Story, Taylor Swift sings about about a love that lasts through the ages. And I believe, deep down, we all wish for that same thing. A love that was always meant to be.
A love to fill the lonely places in our hearts.
That will be there in the good times… And the hard ones.
For someone who cares enough to hold us when we cry.
Who will rejoice with us in the special moments.
For the one who’s in it for the long haul.
For as long as I can remember, those are the kinds of stories I wanted to read. Stories fraught with one trouble or another, but that no matter how bad things got, the heroine always found her knight in shining armor. It didn’t matter that his armor was always a little tarnished because she wasn’t perfect either. But the love those couples shared … that was perfect. Or pretty darned close.
And when I started writing my own love stories, my goal was to find just the right blend of hardship and trials, strength and tenderness, and above all, love. My heroes and heroines all have flaws, but in the end, whatever problems they might face, they will eventually find their happily-ever-afters.
So whether you’re new here, or you’ve been with me for a while, I hope you enjoy the tales I have to tell … because I write each one of them with you in mind.
I’ll leave you with another favorite video. Yeah, I’m a closet Taylor Swift fan – at least of her country music. She told the best stories in her songs…
Just wanted to let you know…….I love this series and I can’t wait until the next book comes out…..l read all three books in two days l will be leaving my review on amazon by the way I just love Billy and Scotty…..5 stars for all three books
Thanks so much, DeeDee! It means a lot to hear that people are loving the series…and the characters. I have a soft spot for Billy and Scotty, too, but then I really enjoy pre-schoolers, too. Thank you for the reviews, too. I always appreciate those. 🙂 As for the next book…I’m still hoping for an end of August release for Jon’s book.
Hello Kristy!! I recently read The Daddy Pact and finished it in a couple of hours. It is an excellent read!! I immediately went in search of all books in the series and read them all in one day!! I can’t wait for the next two books!! Please tell me Ed will get his own book as well. I didn’t realize how invested in these characters I was until it looked like Cal was gone in A Harry Situation. I actually had tears in my eyes!!! You have an awesome gift…keep up the great work! Waiting for August with excitement.
Thank you so much for letting me know how much you like the series! I love all of the characters, too, especially Ed. At the very least he may get his own novella, but I’m still not sure about that. The series was supposed to end after Cal’s story at Christmastime. I just hadn’t counted on everyone liking Ed as much as they do, but then I think he’s a total sweetie. I can tell you the characters will be popping up in some other books I plan on doing, one that should be released later this year, too. It’s not part of the series, but it’s set in the same area, so I thought I’d bring some of the characters back. It’s really hard to say goodbye to them…so I won’t. 🙂
I just finished reading the daddy pact. I loved the book and can’t wait to read the other books you have. I was shocked when I started reading the book that it took place where I live. It was so awesome it know every place you talked about in the book. It made it more real and easier to see what was happen in the book. Thanks so much for the great read and keep them coming
Hi, Rebekah! I’m so glad you liked the book. It’s where most of my stories are set, and where they will continue to be set. I’ve found that I don’t have to say goodbye to the cast of the Coach’s Boys because as long as I keep writing books where the characters live in and around Charlotte, they’ll continue to pop up here and there. I love hearing from others who live in the area. 🙂
Hello Kirsty I’ve just finished reading the daddy pact and thoroughly enjoyed it I couldn’t put it down! I’ve never really strayed from twilight and 50 shades but this book was very easy to get into and really got me involved in the words thanks again for a fantastic read x
Thanks so much for letting me know you liked The Daddy Pact! 🙂
Kristy, I just finished reading A Fine Mess and just loved it! Thanks so much for using your gift to glorify our Lord! May God bless you each day with your writing.
Thanks so much, Debbie! I’m glad you enjoyed A Fine Mess. 🙂
Great blog….KEEP WRITING…..Loved Enza as you can see by my review.
I also put it on Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, BookBundlz, Barnes and Noble.
Of course I also put it on Amazon as well, and I am surprised I was able to put it on Amazon since it isn’t out yet. I am glad I put it on Amazon last night since I made your day. 🙂 Have a great weekend.
Well, I found it, Elizabeth. For some reason WordPress sometimes filters out NON-spam comments, and your first post was one of them. I’m glad I checked the folder tonight. I’m glad you like the blog, but I’m really happy you loved Enza. Of all the books I’ve written, this is the one I love the most. And I’m so happy that others are loving it, too. I will have to go read it again on the other sites you mentioned. I DID make my day. I think I’ve read it about two dozen times now. Hope you have a great Sunday. 🙂
Thanks, Subhan. You have a nice blog, too. It’s nice to meet you. 🙂
Nice blog you’ve got up here! Keep writing and shining, Kristy! 🙂
Hey Kristy, I’m just trying to get in touch so I can email you the copy of Simply Prayer that you won on Natalie Hartford’s blog March 5, 2012. My email address and contact information is on my web site. Can’t wait to get it to you. 🙂
Hi, Virginia…I guess I didn’t realize that I’d won anything. But thank you! I just sent you an email and look forward to reading your book. 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, go to my recent post for the guidelines on how to accept the award.
Thanks so much, Katrina! I didn’t know you had a blog. What’s the URL?
I’m writing the blogs and then using comments and likes to draft a non fiction book on Spirituality.
That sounds really interesting, Katrina. I’ve got the links so I can check them out tomorrow when I’m more awake. 🙂