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Krista Wagner is a product of the 70's who loves all things 80's. A lover of suspense and young adult realistic fiction, Krista finds herself meeting new intriguing characters all of the time in her own fictional worlds. When she's not writing novels, you can find her watching suspenseful movies, playing 80's video games, reading the best book in the world, The Bible, and spending time with her incredibly entertaining family.

Krista is the author of several titles including the YA Small Town Secrets Novel standalone series and the MG/YA Magical Forest series as well as her psychological thriller Shrouded Memory. She also has a clean billionaire romance title. Cristina Ryan (her pen name) will be continuing the clean romance journey with the next novel and a 12-book series popping up in 2021!

Krista began creating songs and plays at the age of seven and graduated to short story writing and poetry during her high school years. She was also on the staff of her school's literary magazine, co-authored the zine Midnight Drool, and began to write numerous short stories, mostly dealing with dramatic instances like murder or kidnapping.

Krista's favorite book is the Bible. In terms of fiction, Dean Koontz is her all time favorite author with Stephen King, R.L. Stine, and Christopher Pike following closely behind. She also loves Judy Corry and Robin Merrill as well as Mary Shelley and Ralph Ellison.


Krista Wagner graduated from National University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and has been an English Instructor since 2008. She enjoys suspenseful films, reading the Bible, and spending time with her family.


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