Kristin L. Walters

About me

I write historical fiction, between changing diapers and reading Little Critter books on repeat.

From my website

Feed the Birds

I rest my hand on my almost-4-year-old daughter’s chest and feel her heart thumping fast even as she drifts toward sleep. I sing her “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins, slowly and quietly, hoping to encourage her to breathe slowly and quietly, to sleep. I remember, as I often do,…


My own novel is a story about two young people trying to find a way to be together in the midst of the Civil War, so it’s no wonder I was drawn to I Shall Be Near to You. Based on the accounts of the 250-some-odd women who secretly served…

Shut Up, Doubt Monster

Somebody fetch me my smelling salts! I just found out I made it to the top 60 of #PitchMadness! It’s a contest in which I and 500-some-odd other writers submitted pitches (including title, genre, 35-word logline, and the first 250 words of our novels). Slush pile readers narrowed down the…

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