Author: Kristen Strassel

Bad decisions make for the best stories…and hopefully, lead to a little love where we least expect it.

My writing career started one Fourth of July after a night full of hair metal and too many blueberry drinks. I had a dream about a girl trying to find her way in Las Vegas that was so vivid, I moved there so I could write her story. Later, I realized that Showgirls was probably on in the background when I’d fallen asleep that night, but Because the Night was born.

I love mythical creatures like shifters, vampires, and musicians. Now back in the Boston area, I work as a makeup artist for film and television. When I’m not working, I’m watching football, trying to make my house look like a Pinterest board, or planning my next adventure.