About Kristen


I’m an author, children’s librarian, teacher, and a national speaker on literacy for the Bureau of Education & Research. Aside from my deep, abiding love for chocolate, children’s books are my passion. Unlike chocolate, the more books I get my hands on, the better.

I am thrilled to announce that GROUNDHOG’S DILEMMA is available!  My debut picture book is published by Charlesbridge and is illustrated by the award-winning author/illustrator (and super-cute husband), Matt Faulkner.

For those with a snarky, dark sense of humor, please visit the website of my alter ego, Helen Wrath, for my new adult book: DRAW WITH A VENGEANCE: GET EVEN IN INK AND LET KARMA HANDLE THE REST. 

I also teach seminars for preschool teachers, librarians, media specialists, authors, and illustrators.I have a new handbook and seminar called The Best Books to Teach the Common Core State Standards for Reading (K-3). I write for ReaderKidZNerdy Book Club, and Curious City.

I am lucky enough to be married to the very talented author/illustrator Matt Faulkner. Together we have three lovely children and two mostly-lovely cats. The FaulkneRemenars live in Michigan. Visit my contact page to connect!