I graduated from Clark University (B.A. Biology) in 1996, worked in the nonprofit sector while attending the evening division of New England Law (graduated cum laude in 2002), clerked for a Massachusetts Land Court trial judge, and then did the attorney thing for a while (land use and zoning litigation). Eventually, I figured out I wasn’t a fan of going to court. Or maybe it was wearing suits. I needed a new plan. So now I write, mostly essays and short stories but also some longer behind-the-scene projects, like a YA novel I’ve recently started.
I live in Quincy, Massachusetts, with my husband, daughter, and our Corgi, but I daydream (a lot) about moving to Vermont.
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Email: kristen (at) kristenploetz (dot) com