kristen-headshot-11-2016-horizontalHello!  My name is Kristen Harper.  I feel so loved as a Christian, a wife, a mom, a Sunday School teacher, a home school administrator, and now an author.  I sat down to write my first 51,000-word book, Elephant in the Room, in November 2015 during National Novel Writing Month, and I enjoyed the discipline and creative process immensely.  I chose to write about gluttony after studying the Bible and discipling others on this challenging issue. I believe that God’s Holy Word sufficiently addresses every issue of life, including gluttony, and offers victory over sin.  This novel also provided an opportunity to present the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to readers.

In addition to writing this novel, I want to make available other material to encourage you to study and apply God’s Word to your life.  The book Elephant in the Room includes Book Club discussion questions and a personal Bible study, and that material is accessible through this website, too.  I will share information about my future books, other Bible studies, and encouragement about reading and writing Christian fiction that presents the gospel and displays godly living in entertaining ways.  I also look forward to sharing insights about another related passion of mine, teaching Sunday School!

I live in Southern California with my husband Ross and two teenage daughters.  Ross is a professional musician, playing steel drums for local events and occasional movies and CDs.  He has produced outstanding Bible music for children available on his website 2GBGmusic.com.  Our daughters, Rachel and Anna, are homeschooling through high school, and have contributed their photography to this website.  Our family attends and serves at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.