Kristi Barnes is a firm believer in the life motto “Just keep swimming” and believes it has served her well not only as an author, but as a person.

She hopes her novels, while scary and suspenseful, also carry an emotional tone that rings true to her readers.

When she’s not writing you can find her in her garden, drinking wine, and dreaming about building that longed for family estate.

A Message to My Readers

I am a lover of books. I also love putting my thoughts down on paper, and so it follows that I am a writer.

I can be a little slow on the uptake, but I have finally realized that what really makes me happy in life is writing - so that is what I am choosing to do.

If you enjoy suspense with a side of the metaphysical, I hope you might read Pay Attention, Pay the Piper and Pay Penance.

If you like your murder a bit on the lighter side, the new Moms Weekend Mystery Series will make you chuckle and cheer for this group of brave, witty women.

Born and raised in beautiful western Colorado, and spending many years in the Arizona desert, I have continued to write and learn every day.

It is my fondest wish that you read and enjoy!