Kristina Howells

Biography

I am a published author and poet. I currently live in Calais in France, I am a British expat. I have written non-fiction and fiction works. I design all my book covers, and I have become an online judge of ebooks.

My works include:
A Hatter goes Mad
Te Deum
Una voce
Lettre Fatale
Making sense of the Genesis Flood
Making sense of the Life of Christ
Law and Gospel
Les Delices de Calais
Short stories
Poetry

Since my publishers have gone out of business due to the credit crisis I am now self publishing using Lulu.com to help me. It is easy to publish without paying for it when you know how. All my works are found on amazon.

If you wish to contact me please do not hesitate all queries will be answered.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dunstable, a Market town 30 miles north of central London. This town was very inspirational as I wrote a lot of poetry, and my first book A Hatter Goes Mad based on the local football was published by the local publisher, who sadly no longer exists.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing at the age of four. It started with poetry, and then short stories. It wasn't until I was at Brunel University did I start taking writing seriously.
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Where to find Kristina Howells online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Spiritualist Diary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,510. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Jane a woman in her mid forties proceeds to show her husband the diary she had written some months before their marriage.
A Soul Apart
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,500. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The bride was brutally murdered on her wedding day. The Inspector called out to the crime scene was most surprised by the events that followed. The ghostly figure that died by the lake comes to the Inspector in a dream. It was in this dream; he would hear her tale of events that happened.
Una Voce
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,210. Language: British English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Felicity a talented violinist who takes the musical world by storm. Then she meets Marcus at a Racecourse. Is he all that appears to be? Is he leading her along paths she would rather not tread? Soon Felicity finds that her life mirrors the tempestuous music that she plays so well.
Sentimentalement
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » European poetry
A collection of French poems translated into English. Un collection de poèmes français traduits en anglais.
The Boy That Never Was
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Paul never knew the truth until he was saved from an avalanche. He had to find out where his friend was, with mysterious consequences.
Grizzly The Bear
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Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Rosie and Molly never thought that things would turn out for the worst, as one day Molly was found drowning in the river. Grizzly their newfound friend saved the day, and then disappeared. Would Rosie ever find him again?
The Day The Alien Arrived On Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: British English. Published: September 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(2.00 from 1 review)
One never knows what they find when they go into the woods. For Gracie and Sarah they knew that when they discovered something they shouldn't have had.
Victor The Viking
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Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: British English. Published: September 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Victor the Viking was sent on a mission, a mission that was to have many trials and tribulations along the way. Will Victor survive and his crew as they end up stranded on a tropical island far, far away?
Peter's Dream
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Peter a young teenager at Beech High School, only ever had one dream. A dream that he hoped would one day come true. One day…
The Old House
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Nothing could prepare the boys for what was about to happen as they made their way to the very old house in Twinkle Town. Was the legend true? Were they too going to disappear?
Lovers in a Bag
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00 from 1 review)
A middle age woman, whom after years of living on her own with her mother, tries to find the ideal man with her colleague Sarah for company. On the way she suddenly discovers that Mr Right was in fact only around the corner.
The Red Back
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Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Celine never imagined in a million years the story that was to unfold, as she and her husband made the decision to emigrate to Australia. It is only after this move does the full horror of events become revelled in this short but moving novella.
Red Riding Hood And The Zombies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once upon a time there was a woman called Red Riding Hood. One day she went to visit her grandmother in the forest. This visit was like no other visit, as it was during this visit she soon was to learn her fate.
A Hatter Goes Mad
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,640. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(4.00 from 1 review)
Highs and lows in the history of Luton Town as told to a female fan by amongst others...
Daisy The Sheep
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Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.00 from 1 review)
This short story is a modern day fairytale that has been specifically written for very young children. This is a little tale about a sheep called Daisy, and how she learnt not to tray away from the flock. Otherwise one day it could lead to disastrous consequences.
Understanding French Law An Expats Guide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,540. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Reference
This book has been written to help anyone who is planning on staying or moving to France. It is also aimed at making life easy when looking for information when things go wrong, and looking for help with housing, setting up a business or getting married.
The Pride of Lions
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Highs and lows in the history of Millwall F.C. as told to a young female by amongst others, Jimmy Carter, John Fashanu, Chris Hart, Margaret Moran MP and Fred Reveall. Relive with them the thrills of promotion, the tension and drama of relegation. Problems at the ground and the sharing of the community spirit.
Lettre Fatale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Would Rachael be able to survive after being diagnosed as having cervical cancer? And if so at what cost?
The Stranger
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Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nothing could prepare Mr Edwards to the encounter of a strange kind.
Te Deum
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
We've all done it. We've all met a gorgeous man and instantly fallen head over heals in love!
The Drought
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Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(3.60 from 5 reviews)
Strange things happen on the way, even in the middle of a drought.
The Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nothing could prepare for their fate as they attempted to climb the most dangerous mountain in the world.
Haiku Moments
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Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
For lovers of Haiku everywhere. Kristina Howells creates her first collection of 100 Haikus, all ranging from different themes.
Santa's Daughter
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Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Melanie had no idea what life was like in the real world. Being part of the Christmas Empire began to take its toll on her. She rebelled, and was expelled from the land. Only time would tell if she ever went back or not.
Christmas Magic
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Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
For Sally the thought of spending Christmas all alone for the first time was a daunting prospect. Then a gentleman walked into her life with interesting consequences.
Without Passion
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
We've all done it, fell in love and moved in with our loved ones. Everything seems fine, except for one thing, you're a stepparent. Life then becomes a different issue. It is one that can either make or break a relationship.
Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
A home should be a home. For Christopher, and Francesca it wasn't. Neighbours were the reason for it. There was a long battle ahead with disastrous consequences along the way.
Toxic
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This book is a collection of short stories that tell of one thing, Domestic Violence.
The Mansion On The Hill
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
Gail didn't know what was in store for her, when her husband Neil suprised her with a mansion on the hill.
The Theft
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
We have all had at some times in our lives been subjected to theft. It is even worse when it is a friend, especially a best friend.
Over A Hamburger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(3.00 from 1 review)
You never know who you will meet whilst eating at your favourite fast food restuarant. For Jenny it's just what happened.
The Murder Within
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
There was something not quite right, as Jennifer is called to investigate a murder. It is a tale with a twist. Who was really behind the murder within?
The Dark House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(4.00 from 1 review)
A dark old house situated on Twinkle Moor, was the vocal point for many village folk. Two journalists not afraid, go and discover the story, which had become folklore for centuries.
The Dark Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
Nothing could prepare Eve, in the events leading up to the doom. Life after was never the same again...
The Battle in Dam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
No one could prepare the young journalist James Simons, for his first mission. It was something that he would never forget, as the Battle in Dam takes place>
Meeting
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Nothing was worse than being in a possessive and demanding relationship. For Anna it meant one thing, she had to leave him. But she didn't know how until her friend had the answer.
The Fateful Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(1.00 from 2 reviews)
Karen never realised in a million years that taking a new job in Not, would leave her with many problems.
Law and Gospel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
This book has been written to understand what is meant by the Law and Gospel. How the Ten Commandments are relevant to our walk with the Lord. The different categories of Law as defined in the bible, God’s law in today’s society, as well as God’s law in men’s hearts.
Destructive Melody
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Kirsty Black finally wins the National Election for the Purple Party, after a turbulant time with the blues. As she claims victory, a sniper is waiting in the wings...
L’Augmentation du parti Nazi
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You set the price! Words: 12,820. Language: German. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Peu auraient cru que le Parti Nazi, en commençant comme un gang de soldats sans emploi en 1919, deviendrait le gouvernement juridique de l'Allemagne en 1933. En quatorze ans, un obscur caporal, Adolf Hitler, deviendrait le Chancelier d'Allemagne.
Underground
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Nothing was more gruesome than the goings on in the underground hospital. A hospital that was built by prisoners of war was able to withstand centuries of men being tortured. The only time when the torture came to an end was when a young woman’s capturer fell in love with her. Zombies were then called to decide the fate of the hospital.
Thug
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » Anthologies
(3.60 from 5 reviews)
This short story is about a young women who falls for a hoodie. Only to find that she was subjected to violence.
The Figure in the Graveyard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The twelve chimes began to sound as midnight came. The church standing tall above the gravestones saw the moon shimmering onto its mask as the first strike of the bell resounded over the graveyard...
Repatriation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Repatriation is a short story about an oil refinary worker, who had to leave his long term girlfriend behind. When civil war broke out in Yemen it was a decision that made or broke their relationship.
The Imposter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
The poems in this book have been compiled to show different emotions in life. They take you through love, pain, hurt to complete emptiness
The Dark Secret
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(2.67 from 3 reviews)
This is a short story about an elderly man whose past suddenly turns up to haunt him...
The Silence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
This is a short story about an elderly women who was on holiday visiting her children in the south of France. When suddenly she was forced to stay away...
Facebook A Passion gone too far
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Facebook A Passion Goes Too Far is about a young women, who pursues her ex boyfriend in order to tell him the truth about the liaison that she had with him. Only to find out that whilst using Facebook, she was to succumb to the charms of an unemployed layabout.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kristina Howells

  • Internet Marketing Guide for Writers and Businesses on May 30, 2011

    A very good resource for authors. It has lots of valuable advice. For any author entering into the world of self publishing I would highly recommend it.
  • Independence Day, Book One: The Beginnings on June 01, 2011

    This was a great book. From beginning to end. The relationships between the main characters intermingled in such a way as you were compelled to find out what happened to them at the end. I would definately recommend this book. It is worth the time and money.
  • The Visit on June 09, 2011

    An interesting short read. I liked it very much. It could be a little longer though. If you are in need of something quick to read, I would recommend this book.
  • The Necessity of Man -Science Fiction Mystery Short Story on June 09, 2011

    A lovely and interesting read. I liked the way the characters intermingled with one another. It's a shame there isn't a cover for this story. Despite this, if your looking for something to read, I would recommend this book.
  • The Witch's Ladder (Detective Marcella Witch's series, book 1) on June 09, 2011

    A lovely book, well written. I couldn't put it down. I look forward to the next one.
  • A Very Bad Day on June 09, 2011

    A lovely short tale. I would recommend if for older children in primary school. Nice ending.
  • poems from within on June 09, 2011

    Lovely book with deep meaningful poetry. The spelling in the description left one to wonder about it. Which is a shame, as it is a nice little work. The writer has potential, but needs to know how to format the work too. There are a lot of people that are good at formatting and helping a new writer. Maybe that would improve the negative opinion. I see your work as having great potential. Don't get down hearted by negative criticism. Most critics are not writers, they are the worst ones. I look forward in seeing more of your work. If you need help then please ask. There are more than enough people willing to help.
  • Lustful Desires on June 09, 2011

    Nice introduction to what could be made into a longer story.
  • Within the seams on June 09, 2011

    An interesting read.
  • Stacy and Harold at the Concert on June 09, 2011

    A nice short story. I like the way the writer uses music in describing the scene towards the end. This captured my attention and I was unable to put the book down. I would certainly recommend this short read.
  • My Operation on June 09, 2011

    It sounds like you went through an nasty ordeal. I hope that you have come out better for it. It always helps to write things down. A good read for anyone facing the same situation.
  • The Meat Market on June 09, 2011

    I found it an amusing little story.
  • Heart without History on June 20, 2011

    A lovely formative essay, one that I would clearly recommend people to read.
  • Charlotte of Little Dean on June 20, 2011

    A lovely little story. It was a nice read. I would recommend this story.
  • Pinochle Anyone? on June 20, 2011

    A lovely story, I really liked the way it ends. It makes you use your imagination in what happens next.
  • Wandering Koala meets the Beast who came for Christmas 1 of 3 on June 20, 2011

    A lovely story with nice illustrations. This is one comic I will be sharing with my English students. I look forward in seeing more of this authors work.
  • 03:08 on June 23, 2011

    An interesting and philosophical tale which affects us all. The writer tries to convey that by using a few words and design.
  • Hannibal A True Story on July 13, 2011

    A Nice short story that was well written. The storyline produces no punches as the author describes her survival against an animal that was taught no love.
  • Life Lessons in a Canoe on July 14, 2011

    A lovely inspirational story. I would recommend.
  • Bear Traxxx on July 14, 2011

    An interesting book of poems.
  • Racing on July 14, 2011

    Nice book of poems.
  • July 5th, 1776 on July 14, 2011

    A Nice short story that is well written.
  • Yellow on July 16, 2011

    A nice story that gets one thinking, I look forward in reading more from this young lady.
  • Musings while in traffic on July 31, 2011

    A Nice piece of flash fiction Ernest. An enjoyable read. Would recommend it. Look forward in reading more of them.
  • Hunted on July 28, 2012

    A nice monologue. It is well written, and could be used for a short film.
  • The Scholar on Sep. 28, 2012

    A very good book that will grip you as you read what life is like when competing with the very best in the world of football. Based upon real experience, Marvin uses both this and his imagination to bring you his first book. I look forward to reading the second. I hope there will be more from this up and coming author.