Kristine E. Brickey was born and raised in Michigan and truly loves the power of words. Teaching for thirty years, Brickey has an understanding of teens that allows the creation of true characters and situations that strike the hearts of her readers. (via author’s website)
Birth Date: August 24, 1965
Pen Name: Kristine E. Brickey
Genre: Women’s Fiction & YA
Number of Books: 2
Your Website: www.kristineebrickey.com
- Retired teacher of 30 years, 2017 MCTE (Michigan Council of Teachers of English) Middle School Teacher of the Year, Facilitator of Mason Writes! writing club since 2006.
- Red Cedar Writing Project 2006; Plan, lead, and participate in Writing Marathons/Retreats.
- Avid horseback rider, have ridden across the state of Michigan twice, and looking forward to more in future.
- CrossFit member since May 2017.
Notable Characters Created
Full name: Mara Sutherland
Occupation: English Professor, Single Mother to Zane since college
Full Name: Rodney Birge
Weaknesses: Jealousy of his older sister, resentment toward his mother, blaming others.
Full Name: Susan Birge
Occupation: Flower Shop Owner & sole employee
Weaknesses: Worrying about her children, flashbacks from life with her former abusive husband
Possibilities: Getting Rodney through his probation and back on track
Worries: Susan Birge is at her wit’s end. Having survived as a single mother and finally achieved her dream of owning a flower shop, she goes to bed every night fearing what bad news the next day will bring regarding Rodney—her sixteen-year-old son, whom she dearly loves.