Kristina McMorris is a bestselling author and recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the prestigious RITA® Award. Praised by Woman’s Day and hailed by Publishers Weekly as “a sweeping debut,” Letters from Home was published in 2011, followed in 2012 by her novel Bridge of Scarlet Leaves and novella “The Christmas Collector, which appeared in the anthology A Winter Wonderland. Kristina’s latest novel, The Pieces We Keep, was released in December 2013 to wide and critical acclaim. A frequent guest speaker and workshop presenter, McMorris holds a B.S. in International Marketing from Pepperdine University. For her diverse achievements, she has been named one of Portland’s “Forty Under 40” by The Business Journal. She lives with her husband and two sons in the Pacific Northwest, where she is currently working on her next novel.