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Kristen Harnisch

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Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and experiences living in the San Francisco Bay Area and visiting the Napa and Loire Valleys to create the story for The Vintner's Daughter and its sequel, The California Wife, two novels in a series about the changing world of vineyard life at the turn of the century. The California Wife is available in Canada now, and in the U.S. on May 10, 2016. Kristen resides in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

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Kristen Harnisch I have four pieces of advice for traditional and indie published writers:

1) Make sure your book is well-edited and proof-read multiple times.
2) Make…more
I have four pieces of advice for traditional and indie published writers:

1) Make sure your book is well-edited and proof-read multiple times.
2) Make sure your book cover is eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing compared to other books of the same genre.
3) Every day, imagine the success you want for yourself and your book. Imagine how the finished book looks and feels beneath your fingers, imagine the fresh ink smell. Allow yourself to feel that excitement!
4) Never listen to anyone who doesn't support your vision for your yourself or your book. (less)
Kristen Harnisch When I have writer's block, I like to go for a brisk walk outdoors (nature always inspires me), or watch contemporary and classic dramas/movies.…moreWhen I have writer's block, I like to go for a brisk walk outdoors (nature always inspires me), or watch contemporary and classic dramas/movies. Walking always results in new scene ideas, and watching movies (and listening to the banter between characters) helps me fine tune the dialogue in my scenes, and keep it crisp.

If I'm struggling with a particular scene, I ditch it and start a fresh scene-- one that I'm excited to write. Usually, once I've established a rhythm again, it's easier to go back to the tough scene, find the flaws, and patch it up. So yes, I write my novels out of order!

And if all else fails, chocolate or a glass of cabernet usually do the trick!(less)
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The Vintner's Daughter

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It’s official! The German version of THE CALIFORNIA WIFE, entitled DIE ZEIT DER WINZERIN (or The Time of the Vintner) was released by Amazon Germany today! Thanks to my agents, April Eberhardt and Gregory Messina, and to my translator, Marion … Continued
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