Kristina grew up listening to equal parts country music and rock n roll. Her first concert experience was George Strait at a small music festival when she was just 10 years old. Since then, she has attended at least one show every time he has toured. Her love of writing emerged when she was just a teenager and her heroes include Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, and Patti Smith. She founded a web-based music magazine (in the days before blogs!) while in graduate school and later co-founded a local Austin food blog. She is mom to a tenacious toddler, proud aunt, devoted yogi, and super sci-fi/fantasy fan. When she’s not having a baby dance party in the living room, she's working on drawings or writing and listening to new music.