KRISTIN KAYE is an award-winning author, ghostwriter, teacher and founder of Literary Alchemy, an online writing community to support writers of all levels to write their essential story. Courses include Literary Alchemy: A 6-Month Book Writing Course to Find Your Gold and Write Your Essential Story for writers compelled to pen book-length work and Alchemy Elements for writers interested in developing their craft and investigating essential aspects of narrative and the writing process.
Kristin’s books include her novel Tree Dreams (WINNER 2018 International Books Awards: YA Fiction, FINALIST 2019 NextGen Indie Book Awards: Regional Fiction) and her memoir Iron Maidens: The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World, which was short-listed for the Oregon Book Awards in literary non-fiction. Kristin’s ghostwriting projects cover a wide array of topics from business and design to spirituality, self-help and Tibetan Buddhism. Ghostwritten articles have been placed in Fast Company and Business Week among many others and books have been accepted for representation with literary agents.
Kristin’s work often spills off the page and into the world in the form of social practice projects. The Tree Dreams global tree tagging campaign celebrates the myriad ways we are connected to each other, to nature and to our future. Tree Dreams has also been adapted for the classroom. And The Duff Dinners literary salon featured foresters and writers in the woods of Oregon.
Kristin has hosted events and taught workshops across the U.S. including at the American Library Association, National Science Teachers Association, California Academy of Sciences, California Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators, Delaware Green Schools Alliance, at the Young Artists Institute at Southern Oregon University and The Aligned Center in New York.
Kristin is also a meditation teacher and her decade+ practice and study of Tibetan Buddhism and mindful awareness inform her work.