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KRISTI HAYES is a developmental editor, writing coach and author. She writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy under the pseudonym, Krista Harper and non-fiction under K.L. Harper.


The first in her family to attend college, Kristi received a practical degree in nursing before pursuing her MFA over two decades later, graduating as a distinguished scholar from Southern New Hampshire University.

A Chicago native, Kristi currently resides in the Colorado mountains with her family and five rescues. When she isn't reading or writing, she's binge watching the Great British Baking Show and dreaming of summer on the lake.