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Editor

Thank you for your encouragement and guidance with the May 2020 Hippocampus Writing Life column.”Marie G Coleman, writer

Copywriter

“Kristen did a great job of understanding our offering quickly to develop clever, engaging copy that we’re able to use across our marketing channels broadly. Recommended!”—Nick Zeckets, CEO and Co-Founder, QuadWrangle, Inc.

“Kristen’s versatility, from writing press releases and web stories to writing bios for our speaker series and magazine articles for the College’s magazine, is critical to a lean editorial department. As a key staff member, Kristen is completely reliable and invariably comes through. Plus, I can always count on her to meet deadlines, no easy task in a hectic department.”—Patricia J. Brady, Director of PR and Editorial Services, Bunker Hill Community College

“Kristen did an outstanding job writing the feature story for our fall alumni magazine on the University’s Fashion Design and Retailing Program.  She took care of all the legwork when it came to reaching out to sources and setting up interviews on campus. Her story was thorough and told in a way that kept the reader interested and engaged.”—Dan Magazu, Director of Communications, Framingham State University

Poet

“I enjoyed Kristen’s portfolio with its quiet, elegant poems rooted in the rhythms of nature and family life. In her poem Frog Pond Carousel—Boston, Massachusetts, some lines stood out to me: ‘Once around is never enough./Children are born knowing this.’ Lovely!”—Juror, Sustainable Arts Foundation

“You are a poet! Your haiku is just beautiful. We love it! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely poem with us.”
—Visitor Engagement, Arnold Arboretum Haiku & You Online Exhibit

Content Creator

“Kristen creates social media and web content quickly and effectively. I can also count on her to edit content written for the College’s website. The content always reads better when she’s done editing, and she delivers it with a smile.”Nicole Moro, Digital Communications Director, Bunker Hill Community College

“Wow. The work you have put into this piece REALLY SHOWS!! I am thrilled with this draft.”—Elisa Doucette, Founder, Craft Your Content

“Thanks so much for your hard work on the piece! We’re all very excited about it.”—Erika Rasso, Director of Production, Craft Your Content

“We loved working with you! Can’t wait to see what you do next!”—Craft Your Content

“This is terrific and very useful. Even though I’ve had one book published and been a professional writer/journalist all of my life, I learned something from your piece. It reminds me of how I reached out to a writer I admired during Facebook, and she became a lifelong friend – and also helped me really push myself harder than I had ever pushed myself before.”—Linda K. Wertheimer, journalist and author of the author of Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, commenting on “8 Ways Submitting to ‘Modern Love’ Improved My Memoir.”

“I very much appreciated your craft essay on writing a Modern Love essay. I had been thinking I had to work up to it and write and publish smaller pieces in other literary journals. But you’ve inspired me to commit to it for this year. Thank you for writing this.”—Nada Siddiqui
“Really loved this and learned a lot. Thank you for writing/sharing!”—Anri E. Wheeler
“I love this essay! It’s super helpful! Your writing is terrific and your soul is generous.”—Meg Senuta

Memoirist and Essayist

“I was struck by Kristen’s writing from the start. Her memoir-in-progress shows poetic economy, wry humor, and a depth of inquiry into her past and her marriage that is brave, but also deeply empathetic. As a writer, she has two qualities every good memoirist needs: precision with language and a drive to understand the self.”—Dorian Fox, Memoir in Progress Instructor, GrubStreet

“Kristen is very well organized, meets deadlines consistently, and is quick to respond to requests. She also writes beautifully, as I’ve observed while reading drafts of her sharp, funny, and moving memoir in progress.”—Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the recipient of the Prix France Inter-JDD.

“Kristen is a natural writer.”—Alysia Abbott, GrubStreet Memoir Incubator instructor, and author, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

“Sad and lovely writing.”—Dinty W. Moore, Editor, Brevity, commenting on “La Pandemie.”

“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed “La Pandemie.” I feel I know you even better now. It was such a lovely flowing narrative of your present life. And the ending, with the light, was beautiful.”—Janice McCrum

“What a great and honest piece.”—Michelle Bowdler, long listed for the 2020 National Book Award for Is Rape A Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

“I am so happy I started my day with this essay. It has left me feeling comforted about the chaos that is life right now AND excited to write, which is just about the best combo possible.”—Nicole Graev Lipson

“I love this collage of your writing life.”—Sara Dovre Wudali

GrubStreet Memoir Incubator Alumni Board Member

“Thank you for doing such a great job supporting the Memoir Incubator Alumni mixer and talking up alumni books and activities. I’m always so grateful to you for bringing so much of yourself to the community. I think there was great energy last night in large part thanks to you!”—Alysia Abbott