Welcome to Kristi's Book Nook

I started Kristi's Book Nook so that I could share my book discoveries with you. What you will find are treasures that will inspire, educate and help readers re-think the possibilites of their world.


Kristi's Book Nook takes pride in sharing stories that feature people and characters of color. As more writers of color are being recognized for their efforts, hard work and dedication, our children will be able to truly see themselves in stories they read and share. This is my dream, and I invite you to share and celebrate with me.

Celebrate diversity in literature every day!

About me:
I am a parent, blogger, reviewer and a writer. Reading is important and I encourage parents and children to pick up a book whenever possible.

I graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Education and Minority Studies. I write fiction and nonfiction books for children. I was a former contributing editor for the National Writing For Children Center and a book reviewer for Tiger Tales Books, The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, National Geographic Kids, Media Masters Publicity,  Kar-Ben Publishing, Wisdom Tales Press, Wigu Publishing and Book Pleasures. I was a parenting expert for Bizymoms in which I provided insightful articles on parenting and family life. I was a featured blogger at The Raise Foundation and had posts shared the first Monday of the month. I also love the art of the interview and create articles that capture the essence of human kind as well as provide important and helpful information to the reader at Ezine.

To help me achieve my goal of becoming a better writer and book reviewer, I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Association of Children's Authors and Illustrators of Color (ACAIC), the Kansas City Writers Meetup Group, and The Kansas City Authors Group. I have a certificate in  Writing for Children & Teenagers from The Institute of Children's Literature.