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Kristen Koester-Smith is an American born writer and wanderer. She started writing her first novel at age 11. Since then, her short stories and non-fiction have been featured in The Sandhill Review, Typehouse, Wherever Mag, and Afterglobe.

She’s currently working on Two, a novel about her grandmother, who bore a son to a married man that died on her bathroom floor when her baby was only two weeks old. She’s also curating a series of interviews for faces of (the human) race a year-long project looking at race across the globe.

Kristen currently lives in Singapore where she enjoys traveling South East Asia, taking selfies with palm trees, and curry of any kind.