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

Mlle Fifi: First Kitty To Fly Across the Atlantic

Anyone who’s ever flown into Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans knows that the airport’s code—MSY—does not make sense. Lagniappenola explains. The “M” part of the airport’s code is from its earlier name, when the Crescent City’s airport was named for John Moisant, an early aviator. He was the first…

Business rules for dreamers

Authors write out of passion for their subject. They’re dreamers and artists. But, says Susan Spann, a mystery author and practicing attorney specializing in publishing, contracts, and intellectual property rights, once the book’s done authors have to put on a completely different hat. “Dreamers get taken advantage of,” she says. Spann…

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…

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