Kristen Tsetsi

Location Connecticut
Occupation Feature writer

About Me

I'm one of the PaperRats (along with R.J. Keller) of the writers' YouTube comic relief series "Inside the Writers' Studio," (take a look! and author of Pretty Much True..., to release Sept. 4, 2012. I've been a grocery bagger, a reporter, a cab driver, an adjunct professor, and a writing instructor, and am currently a feature writer at a CT daily newspaper. I've also edited and co-edited American Fiction, this year's volume (12) judged by Josip Novakovich.

Why do you write?

It's fun and challenging to excuse the inexcusable.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Favorite authors: Steinbeck, Hemingway, Parker, Atwood, Irving, Chopin, Novakovich, and Oates (different reasons for each).

Kristen Tsetsi's Wall

Michael Downing – Aug 15, 2012

Thanks Kristen! I appreciate you reading "Hanging By A Moment", as well as your comments (and yea, I think if the Dad could find a few simple words to share with his son, he could move beyond the angst that's ripping him apart).

Hope all's well with you!

Robert Vaughan – Dec 19, 2010

Hi Kristen,
Just wanted to say happy holidays and thanks for being one of my favorite experiences of this entire year! Here's to so much more in 2011!

Antonia Malchik – Nov 26, 2010

Thanks for your great comments on "How Sturdy Is Your Sick Bag?" I'm looking forward to reading more of your work--it's amazing!

Christina Meyer – Nov 25, 2010

Key Kristen, I like the reason that you write. That DOES make writing fun (and challenging).

Thanks for encouraging me to keep my story going. I think there is more to it, too.

Keith U. – Nov 24, 2010

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on "Ex-husband"!

Cherise Wolas – Aug 13, 2010

Kristen, Thanks so much for reading In The Lake and your comments! I look forward to reading your work!

Matt DeVirgiliis – Jul 22, 2010

Kristen, Great seeing you on here. Your background is intriguing.

Susan Tepper – Jun 26, 2010

Kristen, I had so much fun writing my "killer" story Insertion Hole. Thanks so much for your read and comment

ABxx – Jun 26, 2010

Thank you, Kristen!

ABxx – Jun 22, 2010

Hello Kristen--Thanks so much for the interesting feedback on my story. I'm looking forward to reading your writing!

Robert Vaughan – Jun 14, 2010

Hi Kristen. how's it going? I have seen your writing in publications and enjoy it mucho! Glad to meet you here on FN.

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 13, 2010

Nice maple leaf.

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 13, 2010

You wrote on my wall, so I'm writing on yours. It's only fair.

Juhi Kalra – Jun 11, 2010

Kristen, Thank you for your compliment on "This is how they were found". Will be reading yours this week. Beginning of poetry series has been posted today. Looking forward to your input. ~ J

Meg Pokrass – Jun 06, 2010

Aw Kristen! Thank you for reading many of my stories. I am hugely grateful that you told me. Big Dipper is my favorite also.

Huge appreciation!-meg

Foster Trecost – Mar 09, 2010

Hi Kristen, I'm glad you liked Cactus, but you really shouldn't steal Susan's words!! J/K, thanks for reading!

Foster Trecost – Mar 08, 2010

Hi Kristen. Thanks for reading and commenting on A Life Twice Told. Nice to see you round here.

David Erlewine – Oct 30, 2009

ha ha, indeed this place takes a bit o getting used to. really cool picture! i didn't realize you were in nashville. d

Kristen Tsetsi – Oct 30, 2009

Hi! Still getting used to this place. Every website has its format that takes some time to make sense. I now know this is my wall.

David Erlewine – Oct 30, 2009

Welcome, Kristen, welcome! I've heard of you, I think, ha ha.

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