Me? (T.S. Garp would say I’m pre-disastered.)

I’m a Nixon baby with female parts. I’m also a fabulous air guitarist. A reader once characterized my writing as “Erma Bombeck on jet fuel.” I’ll take that.

 My work has been regularly featured in The Dallas Morning News (print and online versions, as well as in its weekly affiliate), spotlighted by The Dallas Voice as well as numerous times within the Alexandria project. I served as co-editor for the largest, print-version Teamster news publication in the southern region of the United States, and my labor-related articles have appeared on an official labor rights website as well as on those operated by both rank-and-file and non-profit groups. In addition, my commentaries in The Dallas Morning News garnered the interest of a local television producer in 2007, which led toward a two-year stint co-hosting a show that aired in five north Texan markets.  My animal rescue blog, Six Days at the Fair, is here. Take a gander and get involved.

When not writing, I hang out on airplanes and in museums. I try to keep Mom out of trouble with politicians and folks who text during movies (harder than you think). Cliffhanging, plains-dwelling, river-rafting, punk-rawking, full-clouting, aggro-gardening, pre-disastered: life of mine.

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20 thoughts on “About/Contact

  1. Hi Kristan.
    Thank you for such wonderful writing and insight into your life. I don’t know you but I have known Lori Draper for over 10 years, so I probably know of you. I stumbled on your site through facebook. When I opened predisastered for the first time, I spent the rest of the day reading, instead of working. I cried over your beautiful account of losing your dog. I come back often and always enjoy every new addition. So again, thank you.

  2. How kind of you, Christina. Your feedback is demonstrative of what I like most about blogging — sharing common, binding threads and sparking emotion within an unknown audience.

    I wrote about Hydrox the second I got home from the vet. Glad I did because it made for pretty honest word vomiting. Many days I still cringe over how much pain the poor guy endured. I recently found a tear sheet of a section of that story, read it again, and realized he’d really had a very good life. Cheap therapy, writing. Good for the soul.

    And Lori . . . that stinker. Heh.

    Nice to meet you.

  3. Very good entry. I thank you for posting that. I ask you accept my apology for my less good English Skills, I am from Pakistan and English is kind of new to me.

  4. Found your site while looking at pictures of the Westboro Baptist protest in Dallas, but I just spent an hour or more reading most of what you have written. Kristan, you are a gifted writer in many ways. When I read Christina’s comment I agreed. The Hydrox story is so sad and something I can relate to. I also love Neil Degrass Tyson and liked what you had to write about him. The part where he talked to the kid got me. I am so glad I found you here.

    Oh and the trophy entry was a favorite. That was smooth of him. I thank you.

  5. Need your info to communicate…I guess you guys are off Facebook permanently

  6. I understand this is actually boring and you’re simply skipping to another comment, but I simply desired to throw you a big thanks – you fixed the main things personally!

  7. hi yah i read ur story on blood on the dance floor and thats the only thing i needed to no i hate you. one dahvie is very talented if her wasnt he wouldnt be famous. two he never rped anyone its called crazy obbsesed fans. three there not hair extentions it called hair die ever heard of it. four jessi slaughters dad was yelling at kids for making fun of his daughter. five theres a video of jessi slaughter saying thanks you for pretty much being him. six Jessi slaughter should not be belived she is pretty much very crazy and aggresive. seven so wat u out of like a whole bunch of people dont like his or his bands music who cares i dont. eight i no u lied in this story called Blood [pouring from my ears] on the Dance Floor alot of reporters do but i no to much about him to u lied. nine yes he did kick garret out and put jay in it happens to people there still friends. ten that story was horible and alot of people love dahvie and jayy so those people if they saw it would hate it. whats next ur gonna make a lie and a story out of jayy von monroe. BII

  8. Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an email.

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