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Kristina McMorris

Kristina McMorris

Kristina McMorris Biography

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her background includes ten years of directing public relations for an international conglomerate as well as extensive television experience. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her novels have garnered twenty national literary awards, and include Letters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, and The Edge of Lost, in addition to novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Her forthcoming novel, Sold on a Monday, will be released September 2018. A frequent guest speaker and workshop presenter, she holds a BS in international marketing from Pepperdine. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon.

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Kristina McMorris explains the true story behind her historical novel, Sold on a Monday

Dear Reader,

For the characters in this story, their journey started with a picture—and the same can aptly be said of my endeavor to write this book. When I first stumbled upon an old newspaper photo of four young siblings on the steps of an apartment building in Chicago, their mother shielding her face from the camera, the sign in the foreground stunned me.

The photograph, which first appeared in The Vidette-Messenger in 1948, troubled me so much that I bookmarked the page on my computer. (One of many odd compulsions that differentiate historical fiction writers from normal people.) As a mom myself, I kept wondering what could have possibly pushed a parent to that point. In the direst of times, I could fathom perhaps having to give up my children for the sake of their well-being. But why on earth ask for money in return?

My mind spun with scenarios, ranging from coldhearted to compassionate, with many landing somewhere in between. On a search for the truth, I delved into research and discovered a follow-up article about the siblings who had once been the children in that haunting picture.A stunning claim by family members prompted me to examine the image more closely.

From the altered perspective I gained,...

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