Kristen Faith Lester was born on October 29, 1992, in Richlands, VA. She grew up in a small rural town known as Hurley and found her passion for writing at age 11. She started her craft by writing short stories, and in high school she knew she wanted to write novels. At age 18 she left Hurley to attend Radford University, where she graduated in 2015 with an English Creative Writing degree. She finished her first novel, Locked Within (The Doubled Gate series) during her freshman year of college and is continuing to write books today. She currently resides in Roanoke, VA with her husband and cat.
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