Sunday, November 27, 2011


As always, life tends to get in the way of best-laid plans. I lost my dad on Nov. 17, 10 days before his 81st birthday, so NaNoWriMo (and everything else, really) went by the wayside. I'd just like to say that my father was a great influence on me and a powerful force in getting me to start writing again after many years of putting it off for one reason or another. He always asked me, "Krista, how is your writing coming along?" or tell me in his usual annoying parent voice, "You need to be writing!" Well, it worked. I hope he enjoys what I have done with the written word, even if it is from the other side. He had a great deal to do with it.

I love you, Dad! Happy Birthday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Silent No More Reaches top 1% of Amazon E-books!!

Woo-hoo!! Thanks to all the buzz created by Fantasy Island Publishing Company and all my friends on Facebook, Silent No More is in the top 1% of all Amazon e-books!  It's a great book that, I have to admit, practically wrote itself. What started with a desire just to share a fantastic story about the White Rose group and its rebellion against Hitler's Third Reich turned into a rich and engaging novel about one modern-day woman's odyssey through time. Wow! It's neat to finally see my novel out there - I just hope everybody enjoys reading it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thank you!

Since the Kindle version does not have any "Acknowledgements" section, I justed wanted to do a few of my own right here on my blog.
I'd like to thank the following people: Inge Jens and Inge Aicher Scholl, who wrote the main books I studied to get into the heads of Hans and Sophie Scholl (their links are below); William Wordsworth, whose poems inspired much of the story; Carla Champ, who allowed me to use the "Dammit Doll" in my story (her link is below); the Fantasy Island Book Publishing family, who believed in my story and made this all possible (and who continue to be invaluable); all my family and friends who encouraged me along during this writing process with edits and lots of helpful advice; and finally, and most importantly, my husband, who never gave up on me or my writing, even when I did.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!