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Kristen P. Wixted



I write picture books and middle grade novels, sometimes alone, sometimes with other people. I co-wrote MISS RITA, MYSTERY READER with my nephew Sam Donovan, and I co-edit the illustrated poetry anthologies published by The Writers’ Loft. I live in Massachusetts with my family, I'm an experienced Mystery Reader who adores sparkly jewelry, and I prefer it when my immediate family members do not drop their phones in Boston Harbor. 


  • I'm represented by Moe Ferrara of BookEnds Literary.

  • Our book launch for MISS RITA, MYSTERY READER was at An Unlikely Story bookstore in Plainville, MA on May 3, 2022. I posted about it on my twitter and instagram @kpwix.

  • I am a board member at The Writers' Loft here in Hudson, MA. 

  • I am also a member of the Select Board in my hometown in Massachusetts. I was elected to a three-year term in May 2021. I'll probably write about it one day, but basically I didn't like how the town government was working, so I ran for office to make changes. Here's our webpage if you don't know what a Select Board is. 

  • I run Little Book Locker. It's a non-profit that gets books into the hands of kids who don't have books (or enough books) at home.

  • One of my favorite things to do is write anecdotes about my kids and either post them online or save them up and weave them into my annual, pretty entertaining Christmas card.

  • I spent the summer of 1990 in Ukraine. I speak Russian (though very rusty now). I loved my time there and the people that I met and I will never forget them. 

KW Elton .HEIC
This is me before going to an Elton John concert in Nashville with some old friends. It was a fun and very sparkly night! (I borrowed the jacket from the one person I knew would definitely have a sequined jacket--Sam!)
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