A Little About Me

New HeadshotThanks for coming to kristenethridge.com and the Real Time Mama blog. You may be here because you’ve picked up one of my books online or on a shelf near you. Or you may be here because you and I share a passion for real food and real family. Either way, I’m glad you’re here!

Allow me to introduce myself… I’m Kristen Ethridge. I’m a lot like most of you, in that I have a lot of things on my plate and I end most days wondering where the time has gone.  I work for a Fortune 50 company while raising two girls with my husband, writing inspirational romances for Harlequin’s Love Inspired line, and trying to live authentically through real food, real faith, and other real lifestyle choices.

Previously, I’ve owned a small business, rebuilt my life after a hurricane, worked for an NBA team (and no, I can’t shoot a basketball to save my life), and started writing stories about the time I first picked up a pencil. Whatever trail I’ve been on, words have been the path and Christ has been the foundation.  It makes sense, then, that I’ve wound up here, writing in the day job, carving out time to craft stories about people who get to experience the evolution of both faith and heart on their own trail of life, and always striving to invest in quality time with my husband and kids and make the best choices for our family.

Now I want to write a few more words here on this website and share my thoughts and ideas with you, and I’m glad to have you along for part of my journey. Real Time Mama is a recognition that we all have only 24 hours in each day, and it’s important to make our time and our choices count.   Let’s start the conversation on what matters most — a real life in real time, focused on living life authentically, no matter what each of our individual circumstances are.

The official stuff: Kristen Ethridge is an author with Love Inspired books, the inspirational imprint of Harlequin Books. I am represented by Elaine Spencer at the Knight Agency and my publicist is Jeane Wynn of Wynn-Wynn Media. You may email me at conversationswithkristen (at) gmail (dot) com.  I’m on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kristenethridgebooks and on Twitter at @kristenethridge www.twitter.com/kristenethridge. Please note that as the mom of young children, I don’t accept friend requests on my personal Facebook page other than friends and family–I thank you in advance for your understanding of my desire to protect my kids’ privacy (and trust me, you’re not missing anything other than dance mom rants and observations on baby spit-up). I look forward to getting to know you through my author page and Twitter! And it should go without saying, but sometimes people forget out in cyberspace…keep comments here/Facebook/Twitter clean. Thanks! 🙂