where the writers are

Kristy Kiernan | Kristy Kiernan

kristy-kiernan's picture
Aug.05.2008
Well, first I'd like to thank the lovely folk at Red Room for that beautiful book cover up on the home page! Matters of Faith looks fabulous right there, and I'd like to lobby to make it a permanent feature. What? No? Other people get a turn? Well, fine. Still, thanks, I do appreciate it,...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jul.18.2008
The past few years have been tough. You know, several people dying, financial/emotional strain, exhaustive Sisyphus type tough. There have been good things, of course, here and there. And I am, after all, an optimist at heart. But yowza, I hit the motherlode this week and it just seems like the bad...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jul.08.2008
One of those lucky XM listeners? I am, in fact, I chose my car based on the fact that it came with XM! I liked the color of the one with Sirius better, but the fact that I could listen to shows like Fiction Nation on XM satellite radio made the choice easier for me. I'm not kidding. On Wednesday...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jun.21.2008
Poof! I vanish, just like that. There are occasionally warnings, the carefully worded auto-reply, the ever-shortened phone call. But usually I am simply...gone. It is not a good trait in a friend, is it? There are no more lunches, no more long e-mails, and rarely an explanation. I would irritate...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jun.17.2008
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be a "coach" at the fabulous Book & Books in Coral Gable for their Book Club Olympics, designed and beautifully pulled off by Events Coordinator Debra Linn. My fellow coach (ahem, I should say my example-of-what-a-coach-should-be) was the Book...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jun.06.2008
Publishers Weekly weighs in on Matters of Faith, and I gotta say, I am, Officially, pretty pleased:  Matters of Faith Kristy Kiernan. Berkley, $14 paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-425-22179-2 In this tense, well-paced novel about belief, Kiernan explores what happens when faith and love test the limits...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jun.02.2008
So, does anyone else take 4-Deck Spider Solitaire personally? Are you convinced that it throws up six 8's in a row just to torment you? Do you believe that when you give up and choose "Quit and start a new game (this counts as a loss in your statistics)" that a moral judgment about...
kristy-kiernan's picture
May.29.2008
The talented and uber-cool Patti Abbott has asked me to contribute to her FRIDAY'S FORGOTTEN BOOKS (Red Room member and talented and uber-cool chick herself, J.T. Ellison contributed last week, and more Forgotten Book entries can be found here), on her popular blog Pattinase, and so I cheerily...
kristy-kiernan's picture
May.23.2008
I've just finished Jacquelyn Mitchard's newest, All We Know of Heaven and I was reminded, once again, why she is one of the authors who inspired me to write to begin with. The novel is about two girls who've been in a tragic accident, one dies, one is in a coma, but their identities have been...
kristy-kiernan's picture
May.09.2008
I worry. I do. I worry about the environment. I am not immune. I'm not made of stone, people. I read the articles, I watch the news, I listen, intently, to celebrities like Jennifer Aniston tell me that my showers should take 3.2 seconds. (Okay, as an aside on that one, you know why Jennifer...