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 to break this into three sections. More ‘about me’ will follow this part.
And … !!!WARNING!!! … God alert!
This section is going to be for those who might be feeling like there is something missing from their lives. And that maybe the ‘something’ is God.
I’ll admit, quite freely, that as a Christian, I leave a lot to be desired. My tendencies are to be rebellious and to close myself off, among other things. But I do know I believe what the bible says. I do believe in God. And I for sure believe He sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins, and that He – Jesus – rose from the dead and now sits at God’s right hand.
And I believe that anyone who confesses their sins and asks Jesus into their heart, who admit they believe He died and rose again, will be saved.
Do you have to be perfect before you make this decision? Nope (thank You, God, because I’d never stand a chance!). Will you be perfect after? Nope. But you should get to know God through His word – the bible (personally, I recommend the NIV – New International Version). And you should be open to let Him help you become the person you were meant to be.
I wish I was a better Christian, able to guide people and answer their questions. But if you’ve asked Jesus to be your Savior (asking Him into your heart), then my best advice to you is to find a bible believing church near you and start going. If there isn’t one, find one online. There are lots. Not just the big name ones a lot of people like to say are scam artists. Maybe some of them are. I don’t know. But there are plenty of local churches who post online sermons.
Just find something to help you grow and learn about your new life. And don’t forget to pray for those you love. Someday, Jesus will return, and we all should want to spend eternity in heaven. We should also want those we know and love there too. I know there are a lot of jokes make about reunions with friends in hell – but trust me, that’s not where you want to spend time without end. It really isn’t.
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…