Headshot of Kristin Oakley. Kristin Oakley

Kristin A. Oakley’s debut novel, Carpe Diem, Illinois, won the 2014 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award for non-traditionally published fiction, was a finalist in the Independent Author Network 2015 Book of the Year, and a runner-up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition. Its sequel, God on Mayhem Street, was recently released. Kristin is a Chicago Writers Association board member, the managing editor of The Write City Magazine, and a UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies writing instructor where she teaches the online course: The Edge of Your Seat—a Cliffhanger How-to, critiques manuscripts, and offers a variety of workshops.

Website: KristinOakley.net

Facebook: Kristin.Oakley.925

Twitter: @kristinoakley

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