Kristen Houghton is the author of the popular series, A Cate Harlow Private Investigation. Book # 5 THE HAWAIIAN WORD FOR MURDER is available March, 2020. She is also the author of nine novels, two non-fiction books, a collection of short stories, a book of essays, and a children’s novella.
Houghton has covered politics, news, and lifestyle issues as a contributor to the Huffington Post.
Her writing portfolio includes Criminal Element Magazine, a division of Macmillan Publishing, Today, senior fiction editor at Bella Magazine, interviews and reviews for HBO documentaries, OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and The Style Channel.
Before becoming a full-time author, Kristen, who holds an Ed.D. in linguistics, taught World Languages on the high school and university levels. Along with her husband, educator Alan William Hopper, she is a philanthropist for Project Literacy and Shelters With Heart, safe havens for victims of domestic abuse and their pets .
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