Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and her experiences living in San Francisco and visiting the Loire Valley and Paris to create the stories for her award-winning, international bestselling novels The Vintner's Daughter and The California Wife. Her third (stand-alone) novel in the series, The Vintner's Legacy, was published in the U.S. in May 2022.
All three novels are part of a series about the changing world of vineyard life at the turn of the twentieth century and a Franco-American family's fight to determine its destiny.
Kristen has served as a monthly guest blogger for the Writer's Digest Blog, The Writer's Dig and currently speaks on the business and craft of writing at conferences and writing retreats.
On a personal note, Kristen is a mother of three and loves vanilla skim lattes, dark chocolate, and inspirational stories.
Prior to her life as a mother and writer, Kristen earned her B.S. in economics from Villanova University's School of Business worked as a Relationship Manager at JPMorgan Chase in New York and San Francisco and as the Director of Retail Sales for Citizens Bank in Boston.
Kristen currently resides in Connecticut with her incredibly supportive husband and family. She loves to hear from her readers. To receive regular updates on her writing, subscribe to her quarterly newsletter.
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