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Kristen McGuiness

About The Author

Kristen McGuiness is the author of the LA Times bestseller 51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life (Soft Skull Press), which was optioned by Original Films/CBS Cable with Alison Brie attached to star. She has appeared on the "Today Show," in USA Today, and in Marie Claire

She has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Shondaland, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Psychology Today, and Salon. She began her career working in publicity for St. Martin’s Press before joining the editorial departments of Simon & Schuster and Judith Regan at Harper Collins. Kristen is the publisher of Rise Books and also the founder of Rise Writers, which provides coaching and courses for people who believe in radical inspiration. 

She received her Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s degree from the American University of Paris. She lives in Ojai, CA with her husband, two children, and their dog, Peter.


Books by Kristen McGuiness