Kristen Varwig


I am a young woman living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a child my family traveled the country, and, as a result, I went to eighteen different schools between Colorado and Florida. I immersed myself in reading and writing as a way to make sense of the characters I met along the way. I believe in the beauty of the glorious and the derelict alike. I believe that love is everlasting, and the only thing worth dying for. I believe that heartbreak is necessary, and the more pain you feel, the more capacity for joy you have. I love the darkness and the light; the glamorous and the downtrodden, and I try to weave all of that into my writing. I am slightly pretentious, and slightly self-deprecating. More than anything, I am a poet and a writer, and if my work reaches one person, then I will be complete.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Writing is my soul. I have to do it, and I have to share it. I want to reach people, to tell them a story that makes changes them, that moves them.I want people to read my work and walk away different for it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has allowed me to reach a larger audience. I can share my work with friends, family, strangers... I can tell people on the bus about it. It's been great.
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Where to find Kristen Varwig online

Twitter: @bad_wolf_bay
Facebook: Facebook profile


January Embers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
'January Embers' is the culmination of over a decade of obsessive writing. These evocative, powerful poems have an almost tangible grace; the author adroitly deals with pain, anger and mental illness, but, above all, the spine is hope. 'January Embers' is not without humor; 'Edgar And I' dares you not to smile. Kristen Varwig's debut is a must-read for the sophisticated and casual reader alike.

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antholgy    dark    hope    hurt    love    mental illness recovery    mental issues    poetry    poetry short    prose    rhyming verse    romance