Kristen is a former public servant (human resource management, administrative law/freedom of information and project work). She left the service in 1996. She is Alexander Fax Bookseller’s behind the scenes person—she rarely sets foot in the shop, leaving that to David. She is responsible for managing our inventory, our fortnightly military book lists (fondly known as the RALs, as in Recent Acquisitions Lists) and maintaining the ‘wants’ register. Kristen likes to think she is an author, and currently has five books to her credit. You can read all about them on Kristen’s website.
Kristen is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and is researching Australians in Stalag Luft III. So here writing 'career' is on hold for a few years.
Kristen takes little time off from her research but when she does, she loves reading, watching old films, especially Cary Grant, Doris Day, Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart, and Hollywood musicals. She listens to 1940s swing and has a sweet tooth. She adores tea of most persuasions and passionately believes a good cuppa, served in fine china (of which she has a very good collection) will cure all ills. Her favourite meal, if you can call it that, is scones, jam and Darjeeling. Above all, she is potty about cats. She has been privileged to share her heart and home with many little friends over the years and her current BFF (besides David) is Millie, a lively green-eyed tabby.