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Kristina Riggle

Bestselling novelist Kristina Riggle lives and writes in West Michigan. Her debut novel, Real Life & Liars, was a Target “Breakout” pick and a “Great Lakes, Great Reads” selection by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, and Things We Didn’t Say was a USA Today bestseller. Her other novels have been honored by independent booksellers, including an IndieNext Notable designation for The Life You’ve Imagined.

Her latest novel of 1930s Broadway and today, Vivian in Red, is about the clouded history of how a famed Broadway producer’s most famous song is connected to a woman from his past.

Kristina has published short stories in the Cimarron Review, Literary Mama, Espresso Fiction, and elsewhere, and is a former co-editor for fiction at Literary Mama. Her flash-fiction short story, “Chips“, was one of two finalists in the 11th round of NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction contest. Kristina was a full-time newspaper reporter before turning her attention to creative writing. She likes to run and read, though not at the same time.

years experience: 9
Fiction writing
General fiction
“Reading THE WHOLE GOLDEN WORLD is like turning a kaleidoscope. Each of the main characters has a valid perspective, shards of which are visible in the others’ stories, though the patterns are completely different. With a deft hand, Kristina Riggle makes each point of view in this absorbing novel equally believable.”
—Christina Baker Kline, New York Times-bestselling author of Orphan Train

“Love, loyalty and the murky nature of the truth, are at the fracturing heart of this astonishing novel about culpability, desire, and the ways we choose to see our world. Just breathtakingly good.”
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow on The Whole Golden World

“With ease and grace, Riggle walks the fine line between sentimentality and comedy, and she has a sure hand in creating fun, quirky characters. Humorous and humane storytelling makes this much better than the standard cancer tear-jerker.”
—Publishers Weekly on Real Life & Liars

“A moving and accomplished first novel about a family coming to terms with change.”
—Booklist on Real Life & Liars

“Riggle mesmerizes and enchants with this hope-filled, honest and remarkably raw tour-de-force.”
– “Book of the Week” on Things We Didn't Say

“With Vivian in Red, Kristina Riggle proves herself a master storyteller. Her expertly drawn characters and New York City itself pulse with life in this stunning novel loaded with family secrets, passionate love, and the magic of Broadway. An absolute joy to read.”
—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Emily mysteries, including In the Shadow of Vesuvius

Carly Watters
P.S. Literary Agency