Kristi Keller

Biography

Kristi Keller was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1972, and had spent the majority of her working years in government corporations. In 2003 she started traveling to Jamaica after she won a trip to the island, and in 2009 she started writing about it.

Contrary to what Kristi would like to believe, she has not conquered Jamaica - rather Jamaica conquered her. It’s turned her into a full-time addict of it’s people, culture, food and adventures. Her allegiance slowly shifted from "Canadian office worker" to "random Jamaica thrill-seeker".

As a result of her blogging she developed a large online following of fellow travel addicts and adventurers, as well as Jamaicans who support what she does.

Kristi has been writing for as long as she can remember and was often put at the front of her class, as far back as first grade, to share her stories. In her adult life, writing took a back seat to her career and single parenting, until travel became her passion and she wanted to share it with everyone.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was called "The Secret Life of a Dime", and I wrote it in first or second grade. It was about the daily trials and tribulations of a coin - going through the laundry, sitting in a cash register, etc. Not a Pulitzer prize winner for sure.
What is your writing process?
I typically have a bunch of different word documents saved on a hard drive with several different stories partially written. I save them forever and the ones I can't expand go onto my blog. The ones I can expand on remain as perpetual ongoing stories that, so far, haven't been published anywhere. I seem to have a problem finishing.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kristi Keller online


Books

Before You Go To Jamaica...
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Several useful, practical and definitely money-saving tips you should know before you take off to Jamaica. These are tips a travel agent probably can't tell you because this information comes from years of REAL Jamaica travel experience (and mistakes).
Chronicles of a Shipwreck in Jamaica
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,650. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(4.89 from 9 reviews)
How a Canadian travel blogger recklessly abandoned her cushy life in Canada and moved to Jamaica, in ways that she would never recommend to anyone. A humorous journal that details the build up to a move that was destined to happen, and accounts of the aftermath of her decision.

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