A native of Alabama, Kristy discovered her love for books at an early age. After graduating from Louisiana State University in English Literature and returning to study Mass Communication, she has worked for more than 10 years as a freelance journalist and public relations specialist in New Orleans and Washington, DC. Kristy credits her parents for her passion for travel and, now married with two children, she drags her family on weekly adventures. You can read about their travels at her Country Roads Magazine travel blog. Kristy's writing can also be found in Country Roads Magazine, www.louisianatravel.com, Louisiana Conservationist, the Louisiana and New Orleans Official Tour Guides and her fictional novel based in New Orleans, The Bend in the Bayou.