Kristine's first young adult novel Throwaway Girl (Dundurn Press) was released in October 2014. Her second YA novel If This Is Home (Dundurn Press) will be released in 2017.
Kristine has a special interest in writing as a healing art and offers writing workshops to individuals, schools, community based organizations and other groups. Through her workshops, she offers a safe, gentle approach to writing and wants others to discover how writing can be a useful tool to help heal and grow.
Kristine is the writer-in-residence at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, as part of the Healing Arts Program. This multi-disciplinary team is comprised of an artist-in-residence, a music therapist, a writer-in-residence, and volunteer artists in the community. The mandate of the Healing Arts Program is to provide care that encourages an individual's holistic well-being by creating an environment that facilitates expression, healing, and meaning through the visual, musical, performance, and literary disciplines of art.
She is the first person in Saskatchewan to be a certified instructor of Journal to the Self, a journaling techniques course developed by world-renowned journal therapy pioneer Kathleen Adams. As well, she is currently in the process of becoming a certified journal facilitator from the Center for Journal Therapy in Colorado.
Kristine has published dozens of articles for magazines such as: Fine Lifestyles, Dogs in Canada, Boomer Generation, Lake Country, Alert, Eagle Feather News, Edmonton’s Child, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon Newsletter.
Kristine was editor-in-chief to the former publications Boomer Generation and Lake Country. Since the summer of 2011, she has also been an editor for Hear My Heart Books, a publishing company that produces resources for those living in crisis and difficult life circumstances.
As a busy mother of three young children, she is thrilled to be fulfilling her lifelong dreams of writing and encourages and celebrates other women who are following their dreams.
Born and raised in the prairies, Kristine is proud to be from Saskatchewan, a province boasting an incredible writing community and a wealth of talented writers.
If This Is Home
(Dundurn Press, Release date: 2017)
(Dundurn Press, 2014)
2014 "In the Margins" Book Award List (Throwaway Girl)
2014 CanLit Top Pick for the Classroom (Throwaway Girl)
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
Saskatoon Writers' Collective
Dundurn Press Interview:
Magazine Interview with Prairie Books Now (Fall/Winter 2014)