Kristen McKendry ~ Author

Author, Humourist and Public Speaker


Coming in July 2017 !!!

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
The Song of Copper Creek It's been more than a year since she lost her family in a tragedy that has left Grace Whitaker a shadow of her former self. Unable to move on surrounded by so many memories, she makes the desperate decision to return to her childhood home in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. There she hopes to salvage the broken pieces of her life, but what she finds is the promise of peace and healing in an unlikely place. Copper Creek Farm is part of a Canadian historical museum, offering glimpses into nineteenth-century pioneer life. Yet the farm offers much more than that, it is a place of second chances. For Grace, the opportunity to work the land alongside the loving Whelan family is the first step toward healing. But she isn't the only broken soul seeking hope on the farm. Grace is joined by a young man in trouble with the law, as well as the Whelan's son and grandchildren, who are struggling through their own heartbreak. Together, these survivors discover the strength that can be found in friendship. But when faced with the uncertainty of the future, will they have the courage to move beyond the past to forge new lives for themselves?

Next book is out

Posted on October 22, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (2)

The Governess was released in October 206 and has received some great reviews so far. Very pleased with its reception.

Two New Books Out Now

Posted on October 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Holy Ghost Can Help, a book for children ages 6-9, came out in September, followed closely by Heart's Journey, an historical fiction romance. Both are available at Seagull Books, Deseret Books, Amazon, and the Cardston Book Shop. In the Western U.S. you may also find them at Wal-Mart, Costco, and Barnes & Noble.  Great reviews so far!

Hard at work on #9!

Children's Book Coming Out in November

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Children's Book Accepted

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

My next book has been accepted! No idea of the publishing date yet, but it likely won't come out for a year or so. Since I've written just about every other genre in existence, I decided to try my hand at a children's book. Stay tuned for more information!

Promise of Spring Out of Print

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

My first book has gone out of print after a great 4-year run, but it is still available as an ebook for Kindle on Amazon.

Hot off the press ...

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For those of you who have been asking, my latest book is off the press (The Worth of a Soul: From Muslim to Mormon), and it should be on store shelves soon. This one is a biography of Ayse Hitchins, a very interesting Turkish lady who kindly allowed me to pry into her life and write her story. If you are interested in a copy, please let me know. I'll also be posting upcoming book signings on my website and Facebook page.

The Worth of a Soul: From Muslim to Mormon

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (1)

My latest book The Worth of a Soul: From Muslim to Mormon

Garden Plot

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Aug 2011 ~ check out Kristen's new book, Garden Plot, now available for sale

Nominated for the 2011 Whitney Award for Excellence in LDS Fiction

Watch for The Song of Copper Creek

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Coming July 2017!


  • "Kristen McKendry takes readers along on Daniel McDonald?s exciting search for his missing family and the shadowed secrets of his origins. McKendry, a gifted storyteller, has cra..."
    Richard Cracroft
    "Book Nook" Columnist, BYU Magazine
  • "I had to finish the book last night. Loved it!!! There is something about your stories - completely engaging and I can't put them down. Put me on the list to buy your next one!!"
    Maureen Gans
    happy reader