Guest Profile: Kristin Von Kreisler
Kristin von Kreisler was born on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. All her life she has loved and rescued animals. She has written bestselling books about them and has spoken about their welfare on Coast to Coast to 560 U.S. cities and on the Voice of America to 123 million people.
Her most recent book, An Unexpected Grace, is a novel about a woman and a golden retriever helping each other recover from violence and abuse. A memoir, For Bea, is about Kristinís beagle, who came from a medical lab and influenced her to become an animal writer. Her books have been translated into ten languages, and her first book, The Compassion of Animals, was a Book of the Month Club Selection.
Before writing books, Kristin freelanced for magazines and newspapers. To get her stories, she followed a grizzly bear for a week, went hang gliding to see how an eagle felt soaring through the sky, and watched in awe as millions of bats emerged from a cave at dusk like clouds of smoke. Kristinís articles have appeared in anthologies and textbooks and in the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Womanís Day, Family Circle, Ladiesí Home Journal, and Readerís Digest, where she was a staff writer. She has taught English at the University of Hawaii and journalism at California State University at San Jose.
Kristin Von Kreisler's Shows:
|Jan 08, 2014
NW Author of An Unexpected Grace shares her novel and her animal activismSenior editor of Mother Earth News checks in for the first time in 2014.