Welcome to Kristen Harper Books!


Dear friends – A few years ago, I accepted a challenge to write a novel – 50,000 words in the 30 days – with the encouragement of a free on-line writing community, NaNoWriMo.  Since then, I have had lots of help editing my book before submitting my manuscript for consideration.  Now, I am pleased to announce that my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” has been published in print and e-book formats by Dove Christian Publishers!  CLICK HERE TO BUY MY BOOK!

Writing a book is one thing.  Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether.  I found great ideas and instructions online about submitting manuscripts from Michael Hyatt and used his advice from his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to publicize my book through social media.  I also followed Jeff Walker’s instructions from Product Launch Formula to promote my book.

This website in one important tool that I use to get the message out about my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.”  Here you will find interesting information about the challenging subject addressed in the book: our bad eating habits.  I want to use this website to encourage you to glorify God in your eating habits by studying the Bible, putting off sin, and putting on righteousness in your daily lives.

Who am I to talk to you about what and why you eat?  You can get to know me better on the page About Kristen.  I’m also excited to write blog posts about some of my interests including writing books, teaching Sunday School, homeschooling, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Please explore everything that this website has to offer.  (I learned how to build it and use it for free using WordPress.org!)

Thanks for checking out my website.  For more information about my book, please CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A PAGE ABOUT “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.”  If you want your own copy of the book, you can purchase it in print or e-book formats from Dove Christian Publishers or from Amazon.  Keep updated about the book by signing up to follow this blog.  I look forward to hearing from you.

By the way, I took the challenge again and wrote books in November 2016 and November 2017.  Have you ever thought about writing a book?  Do you want to join me next November in the challenge?  Let me know in the Comment section below.


Why I Dared to Write a Novel about Gluttony

“We shouldn’t be talking about this at church.”

“I am so offended by this personal attack.”

“Eating is not a sin.” Continue reading

The Value of a College Education

Value – the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something; one’s judgment of what is important in life; the monetary worth of something.  Let’s consider five valuable opportunities of a college education. Continue reading

Songs to Sing with Children

“Music is a powerful tool God created to glorify Himself and to help us enjoy Him.  The tones can delight our emotions.  The lyrics can engage our minds and help our memory.  We can actively participate in music by playing instruments, singing along, clapping our hands, or moving our bodies.  Because music can have such a deep impact on the emotional, intellectual and physical development of people, especially children, my desire is to use God’s gift of music to impact children and their families for eternity.” – Ross Harper, musician and composer Continue reading

How to Prepare a Sunday School Lesson

In my Sunday School class, we will soon be teaching four lessons from the book of Revelation.  How do I get ready for such an endeavor?  Let me tell you how I prepare, then show you my outlines, notes, and crafts for these four lessons in a free booklet. Ready? Set? Go! Continue reading

Freebies from Me on Prime Day

This afternoon, July 16, Amazon Prime Day begins, running through July 17. With all the great deals out there on the internet, I’m giving away my favorite joke…plus some other fun free stuff. Continue reading

A Bible Study for Our Country

This week, the United States of America celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July, a national holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  My three favorite ways to celebrate this holiday is with friends, flags, and fireworks! Continue reading

You’re a Real Character, Joanna!

I’m heading off to Texas for a wedding this weekend.  Two real-live people are getting married!  I have to admit that I used their names for two characters in my next Christian fiction novel, but I did not write about their real romance.  That was purely by God’s design! Continue reading

Elephant in the Book Club

Looking for a good book to read this summer with your Book Club?  Here are a few ideas to make your meeting a fun event after you read my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room.” Continue reading