Kiersten Hall has been writing stories all her life… in her head. She is finally taking the time to put those stories down on paper for others to read.
Her first book, “I Do” Fifteen Years of Wedding Misadventures, is a humorous memoir of the 15+ years of memories from her experience of being a professional wedding videographer. With 1,400+ weddings to choose from, there are plenty of entertaining stories to share with the readers!
Corner Confessions – A Novel is Kiersten’s second book, comprised of an unusual cross-genre of fiction and non-fiction: The non-fiction comes from the confessions of real people* Kiersten has known over the years, while the fiction follows the characters and storylines of those involved with the coffee shop where the confessions take place. Since the release of the initial fourteen confessions, people have been snapping up this book fast, finding it hard to put down.
The second book in the series, The Lies We Live, released in Nov. 2018 and served up sixteen more confessions from the people Kiersten has known over her lifetime, thus far. Compared to the first book of fraud, blackmail, and quirky happenstances, The Lies We Live offers up in-depth confessions of obstruction, divisiveness, and death. The reader’s experience takes on a more somber tone.
December 2020 sees the release of the third and final book of twenty confessions, …And The Burdens We Keep. The reader will experience a ride on the psychologically dark and emotional roller coaster of keeping burdens, as well as closure for the characters’ unanswered questions throughout the first two books of the Corner Confessions series.
* Confessions are true but names have been changed.
At the moment, besides the books listed above, there are 11 other titles waiting in the files to be written with more ideas entering whenever something piques Kiersten’s ‘vivid’ imagination. She is striving to release one book per year, and is looking forward to sharing her stories with the world!
Projects for 2019
A ‘Crime & Foodie’ Anthology filled with delicious crimes & recipes to die for!
(My short-story contribution is on page 119.)
Click here for more info. Bon appetit!
The JELLYBEANS are coming! :-)
'I am an amalgamation of everything which enters my thought process and establishes residency.' - Kiersten Hall
THE REAL ME...
Do you write using a pen or type writer or computer?
A computer. But if I’m not near a computer, at the time of an idea, I’ll use paper and pen… or a pencil… or a crayon… or an eyebrow pencil… lipstick… whatever I can find at the bottom of my purse, at that moment so I don’t lose the idea.
What made you want to become a writer?
I was an awkward and quiet child who had an affinity for Erma Bombeck at the age of five. My literary preferences went from Seussical creatures with stars on their bellies straight to a middle-aged newspaper columnist turned author who wrote about life without sugar-coating her experiences; which, by the way, was a trailblazing accomplishment for a female all of those decades ago. I liked what she did, so I picked up a pencil and found some paper.
What do you love most about the writing process?
Can I start off with the best part of writing being the part where the project is finished? If we could just bypass all the mucky middle stuff, and go from start to finish in the blink of an eye, I’d be good, over here!
Actually, I also like coming up with an idea, and then running with it; having the story take me on a trip.
What does your writing process look like?
It starts out organized, then it moves into utter confusion which morphs into unsurmountable chaos, ending in absolute hysteria. Then the nice UPS Delivery Person delivers my books, all neatly stacked in a brown box.
Those are the highlighted ‘mile-posts’ of my writing journey for each project. The entire process can take anywhere from less than a month with a total ‘brain-dump’, to nearly a year where I question everything and drive myself insane.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Raising my awesome children; they’re my best friends!
(a few recent interview questions - january 2018)
Do you have any hidden or uncommon talents?
Any hidden talents are so well hidden, I haven’t found them yet!
As for uncommon talents? Hmm…… Hold on, I’m thinking… (insert hold music here) Hmm…… Well, it would appear I am without uncommon talents. I can also tell you I lack common talents, as well!
However, I will say, I’m pretty good at:
Being sarcastic (if you haven’t already noticed)
Thinking outside of the box; my ‘vivid imagination’
Losing track of time; goes hand-in-hand with that
whole procrastination thing
Being that one person in the tour group who gets lost
Forgetting things altogether; the final step of the procrastination
And occasionally, I like to think I’m funny. ;-)