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.

ElephantCoverToday, 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!


Writing a book is one thing.  Getting it published and promoted is another thing altogether.  There are so many options for submitting manuscripts, and I found great ideas and instructions online from Michael Hyatt.  I used the advice in his helpful 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.  More than just writing about my book, 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 “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.  If you want to keep updated about the book and follow this blog, please sign up below.

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.


Let’s Walk!

How are you doing on the 30-day challenge to Count Your Carbs in May?  I hope you are motivated to endure to the end.  If you are keeping a food log, then you can evaluate how you are eating and where you need to make changes.  Now that I have controlled my portion sizes and have adjusted my attitude by meditating on wisdom from the Bible, I recognize that I need to exercise more.  So let’s formulate a plan to make exercise a regular habit. Continue reading

Research: What Does God Say about Food?

Part of the process of planning and making resolutions – and keeping them – is to formulate options.  Today, we are going to do some research by looking through the Bible to see what God says about food, eating and gluttony so that we can formulate reasonable ideas to make changes in our eating habits. Continue reading

Why Keep a Food Log

I am one week into my 30-day food challenge to evaluate my eating habits by keeping a written log of all the food I eat, counting the carbohydrates, and limiting myself to 45 carbs per meal and 15 carbs per snack.  Who is with me on this?  Maybe you’re wondering…why should I keep a food log? Continue reading

Keep Your Resolution

Have you already forgotten all of your New Year’s resolutions because you didn’t write them down?  Or maybe you’ve already given up after a few weeks because you’ve blown your good intentions and returned to your bad habits.  Don’t give up yet!  I’ve made one more short video in this series about making and keeping your resolutions. Continue reading

Motivate Your Resolution

Next week we will kick of our May 30-day food challenge!  Here’s some food for thought – before you make any resolutions, think about what will motivate you to keep them. Continue reading

Don’t Make That Resolution…Yet

ElephantCoverSince publishing my Christian fiction novel, “Elephant in the Room,” and writing about the issue of gluttony on my website, I recognize that many people think about making New Year’s resolutions to change their eating habits and improve their physical fitness.  In January, I made a short video with a few good reasons why you should NOT make those resolutions at the beginning of the year.  Wait! Continue reading

What is a Food Tightwad? (part 2)

You are invited to join me, beginning on May 1, for a 30-day food challenge!

Today, let’s review the definition of a Food Tightwad with three tips on how to be one.  Then we will make the connection between money management and practicing self-control with food. Continue reading

What is a Food Tightwad? (part 1)

Inspiring you to join me in my 30-day food challenge starting on May 1!

In this article, let’s start to make the connection between managing money and managing food. Continue reading