Wednesday, January 4, 2017

IWSG - I'm Krista

Today is the first meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group in 2017! :)

The Insecure Writer's Support Group posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. This is a place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.

I decided that for the first post of this year - I'd reintroduce myself! :)

Hi! My name is Krista McLaughlin. I work full-time as an infant teacher, and I also work part-time in retail. Busyness is a frequent struggle for me! I'm not married and have no kids. I'm a serious Trekkie, Hobbit, Whovian, and Hufflepuff. My nose is usually stuck in a book or I'm scribbling plot notes on pieces of paper at work. I write YA Contemporary novels and have self-published one novella called "Breathless". I'm still working on hopefully finding an agent this year! I've written thirteen novels to date. (see below)

Falling Star - YA Christian Fiction
Down in the Creek - YA Christian Fiction
To Love without Hope - YA Christian Fiction
The Secret - YA Christian Fiction
Nameless/Unless - YA Epic Fantasy
Defiance - YA Urban Fantasy
Breathless - YA Contemporary Romance novella
The Damned - YA Urban Fantasy
Somebody to Love – YA Fantasy Romance
Silent Beauty – YA Contemporary
Nothing Left to Lose – YA Contemporary
Summer of Lies – YA Contemporary
Charlotte - YA Contemporary

Crossing my fingers that one of them is good enough! :)

I thought I'd also give you a little more info on places to "find" me! I say a lot of funny things on Twitter and I do have an author page on Facebook where I post a little about what I'm working on! So, feel free to stalk follow me there!

Feel free to introduce yourself below! Follow me on Twitter and let me know, so I can follow you back!


  1. Hey it's me Sheena-kay. I'm a full time writer and mostly do freelance work. Proud Jamaican, Christian and living a celibate life of my choosing. Working on WIPs but focused on my freelancing job. Also writing fan fiction, going to movies and enjoying life. Happy New Year Krista!

    2017 IWSG January Co-Host

  2. I'm already following you everywhere, but I loved learning a little more about you. Infants are so much fun, aren't they? (I've had a few of my own...4.) Have you tried Pitch Wars as an avenue for landing an agent? I hear awesome things about that one. And WriteOnCon in February will have a few opportunities too. (And it's free...and online.)

    All you need to know about me is that I love cheese, and laughter. And my family. And books. And Florida. =) Ooh! And zombies. ... And time travel?

  3. happy New year! Live long and Prosper.

  4. Nice to meet you young padawan. I love all those hobbies too. My biggie is Star Wars if you could not tell. Love the post.
    Happy IWSG Day!
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit