Kristen Hannum

About me

Kristen is an author and an award-winning journalist, writing for magazines such as U.S. Catholic and Colorado Country Life. She writes historical and contemporary novels. Two of her short stories have been accepted for anthologies. Current projects include a nonfiction narrative book on the South and a young adult historical set in Central Asia.

From my website

Gardening madness

I’m finishing up some gardening articles today for spring issues of magazines, ignoring the wintry skies outside. It makes me miss the huge yard at Hillcrest, and, even more, the made-to-order gardening climate in Portland, Oregon. Gardening there is a matter of cutting back all the exuberant growth, plus some…

Tea Party Brat: Party On

Major disagreement with someone in the house (let’s say it was the cat) about whether David Brat, long-shot Republican upsetter of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, was a Tea Partier. This arose from the New York Times article in which it was revealed that Brat had failed to win any…

Five Habits of Effective Parishes

If you can get beyond all the sorrow, horror, and fury about sex, there’s a space miraculously constant, both still and flowing, that is the heart of the Catholic Church. It goes by the name of parish, and it means ritual, community, spirit, and faith. The best parishes are constantly…

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