• Biography

    Kristin is a teacher, writer, and doctoral student at Mount Saint Vincent University.  She has a BA in Linguistics (Cornell University), an MSc in Education (Syracuse University) and an MAEd in Literacy Education (MSVU) with twenty-seven years' experience teaching language arts and English as a second language in the public schools.  Her fourth book for children was published in 2010.  Kristin writes for adults and children.  Her work has appeared in Saltscapes and Cricket magazines and she has contributed to textbook teacher guides.

    Kristin's writing is anchored by a sense of place. Born in Detroit, Kristin grew up in Mexicantown, a neighborhood near the Ambassador Bridge.  She has lived as an exchange student in Embu, Kenya, worked as a volunteer in Madhya Pradesh, India, and taught in Chicago's Back of the Yards.  Kristin moved to Nova Scotia—her mother's homeland—in 1992, where, in addition to teaching, writing, and studying, she plays bassoon with the Wyndrock Quintet.

    • Eagle of the Sea. Nimbus Publishing. 2010.  ISBN:  978-1-55109-749-7.

    • Atlantic Puffin: Little Brother of the North. Nimbus Publishing. 2005. ISBN: 1-55109-518-1.

    • "Till It and They Will Come." Saltscapes: Canada's East Coast Magazine. (story and photography) Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2003.

    • The Hatchling's Journey: A Blanding's Turtle Story. Nimbus Publishing. 2003. ISBN: 1-55109-438-X.

    • Ahmed and the Nest of Sand: A Piping Plover Story. Nimbus Publishing. 2000. ISBN: 1-55109-338-3. French translation ISBN: 1-55109-380-4.

    • "'Hello' in Hindi." Cricket Magazine. Vol. 18, No. 9, May 1991.

    • Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award Nomination / English Non-fiction, 2007 / English Fiction, 2005

    • Detroit Tricentennial Writing Competition Second Place Award / Creative Nonfiction, 2001

    • Atlantic Writing Competition First Place Award / Writing for Children, 1995