KIERSTEN HALL has been writing stories all her life… in her head. She is finally taking the time to put those stories down on paper for others to read.
Her first book, “I Do” Fifteen Years of Wedding Misadventures, is a humorous memoir of the 15+ years of memories from her experience of being a professional wedding videographer. With 1,400+ weddings to choose from, there are plenty of entertaining stories to share with the readers!
Corner Confessions – A Novel is Kiersten’s second book, comprised of an unusual cross-genre of fiction and non-fiction: The non-fiction comes from the confessions of real people* Kiersten has known over the years, while the fiction follows the characters and storylines of those involved with the coffee shop where the confessions take place. Since the release of the initial fourteen confessions, people have been snapping up this book fast, finding it hard to put down.
The second book in the series, The Lies We Live, released in Nov. 2018 and served up sixteen more confessions from the people Kiersten has known over her lifetime, thus far. Compared to the first book of fraud, blackmail, and quirky happenstances, The Lies We Live offers up in-depth confessions of obstruction, divisiveness, and death. The reader’s experience takes on a more somber tone.
December 2020 sees the release of the third and final book of twenty confessions, …And The Burdens We Keep. The reader will experience a ride on the psychologically dark and emotional roller coaster of keeping burdens, as well as closure on the characters’ unanswered questions throughout the first two books of the Corner Confessions series.
* Confessions are true but names have been changed.
Most recently, though, and for something completely different… Kiersten claims to have ‘channeled’ Dr. Suess on October 16, 2018. Much to her surprise, and in a matter of 45 minutes, a thoughtful and sweet poem promoting kindness and inclusivity geared toward children ages 0 to 8 years, bubbled to the surface of her thoughts and wound up on a Google Doc. Kiersten will be the first one to tell you she isn’t a very poetic person, too. JELLYBEANS is her first children’s book and is set for a June 2019 release. Since she also claims she’s not very artistic, she brought in Illustrator – Shaina Ryther, and Graphics Designer – Chelsea Farr, to help bring this special book to the world.Opening up this vein of youthful creativity, Kiersten now has six other children’s books in the works. Next year, young readers will get to meet Ollie – an octopus she used to have thirty years ago, as a pet!
Besides the books listed above, there are 11 other titles waiting in the files to be written with more ideas entering whenever something piques Kiersten’s ‘vivid’ imagination. She is striving to release one book per year, and is looking forward to sharing her stories with the world!
Thirty-five jellybeans have come together to share a sweet and thoughtful poem about kindness and inclusivity with children, ages 0 to 6 years. Join in their adventure as they celebrate their unique qualities, together and as friends. The JELLYBEANS book is sure to be a favorite among children and their families.
THE LIES WE LIVE
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction / Short Stories
Meet 16 more people who have the need to rid their closets of at least one skeleton… if not more. Some people are still living their confessions although they know it’s very unethical. Others will share how they were done wrong by the people they love and aren’t sure if they should reveal the information they know to their ne’er do well family member or friend, or simply keep living the lie. While still others have discovered absolute down and dirty information on other people and are wondering what they should do with these premium secrets they possess? Confessions include divisive religious issues, government scandals, and greed that could literally blow a small town off the map. Make a new pot of coffee and get ready for another round of jaw-dropping confessions from The Lies We Live.**’The Lies We Live’ is the 2nd book in the 3-Book Corner Confessions Novel Series with 16 confessions. ‘Corner Confessions – A Novel’ is the 1st book with 14 confessions. The 3rd and final book is slated for a 2020 release.**
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction / Short Stories
Everyone has that one secret… that one skeleton in their closet… which will never see the light of day. No psychiatrist, priest, spouse, or best friend will ever hear this secret, yet the urge to share this information can be found in most people’s natural psyche… People want to share their experience with others… They want to tell someone their deep, dark secret. Although this secret rides on the subconscious – scratching at the surface to be revealed, it’s most often too embarrassing, or horrifying, or scandalous…What better way to get that secret off the mind, and out of the closet than to tell someone who is a complete stranger? Someone who will not judge what has been said, and what has been done? This method is safe, anonymous, and there is no accountability or judgment – and if there is, the keeper of the secret can simply walk away. Meet fourteen individuals who have decided to clean at least one skeleton out of their closet by confiding in a complete stranger whom they meet at a local coffee shop. Unassuming and safe with no judgments passed, learn about these secrets first hand, as if you were a fly on the wall listening in during their confession. Everyone has a secret. What’s yours?
“This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is planning on getting married or has already taken the trip down the aisle!”15 years of memories from 1,400+ weddings as a professional videographer. There are plenty of entertaining stories to share with the readers! Chapter titles include: * Where’s Grandma?
* Can I Get Your Autograph?
* Who Brought the Gun?
* Calisthenics in Formal Wear” This book is a page-turner! Once you pick it up, you won’t be able to put it down until you’re done!”
Complete Bridal Planning Checklist Included“ After reading this book, I’m thrilled that my wedding was so ‘average’.”“Absolutely hilarious! This is the strategic, guerrilla handbook to planning a successful wedding.” Amazon Customer Review:
‘I would have never thought that a wedding videographer would deal with so many different situations! While reading this book I encountered some interesting information, some winces and cringes, some genuine laughs out loud – but I can honestly say that all of it was entertaining! In addition, Kiersten’s casual, witty, and amusing writing style made me feel like I was sitting in her living room as she shared these scenarios and anecdotes with a group of friends – Thanks for sharing!’ Amazon Customer Review:
‘It’s just an awesome page-turner. If you’re getting married, you definitely need to buy it. If you’re not getting married/already have gotten married and you’re looking for some good laughs, it’s totally worth it. Kiersten’s style of writing is also just really refreshing and makes funny stories even funnier – crisp, satirical prose elegantly put together. She takes years of great stories and boils them down to the best ones for the reader to enjoy.’