Kristina Atkins is an introvert who is deeply interested in people. She writes speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and her own experiences living with mental illness. After earning her BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. She grew up in Charleston, SC, and now lives in Denver, Colorado. When she’s not writing and daydreaming about her stories, she spends her time chasing her three boys (and sometimes catching them!). She collects Tarot decks, dyes her hair mermaid colors, and procrastinates by decorating her home. Her debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

You can reach her at katkinsauthor@gmail.com.