Kristen Hogrefe Parnell



Kristen has a passion for young adults and to reach them with God’s love through words–through young adult fiction, blogging, everyday teaching, and special speaking engagements.

Her publishing journey began in 2010 with the first book in her young adult suspense trilogy Wings of the Dawn. She completed the trilogy in the fall of 2014, and in 2016, contracted with Write Integrity Press for a new trilogy, The Rogues. The first book, The Revisionary, released in June 2017 and received the Selah Award for Speculative Fiction and the Grace Award for Speculative Fiction. In addition to writing fiction, she enjoys guest blogging and regularly writes for

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Serious writer academy instructor

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Kristen’s Academy Classes

$29 – lifetime access

Canva: Create Memes and More

You’ve probably seen the memes that writers share on social media—with stunning photography and personalized text. Maybe you don’t think you’re much of a designer, but the good news is that you don’t have to be! Canva has been called the “easiest to use design program” and offers both free and professional accounts. In this course, we’ll explore this online tool for designing memes, social media banners, and much more. If you want to streamline your online platform’s visuals or simply create inspiring or motivational images to share, this course is for you.

$29 – lifetime access

Intro to WordPress

 As writers, we need our website to be a central hub that helps our audience find and communicate with us. offers a professional, inexpensive, and easy-to-use solution!

This course, with author and teacher Kristen Hogrefe, provides an overview of (and clarifies the difference between it and, breaks down account options, tours the admin dashboard and some popular features, teaches how and where we can incorporate our blog in WordPress, and explores several options for adding images and media to dress up our site.

$29 – lifetime access

Intro to Pinterest

Maybe you already have a personal Pinterest account, but did you know that Pinterest can help engage your readers? Well, it can! Pinterest can be a tool that helps identify what common interests you and your audience share, and as a side benefit, provides inspiration and organization for your blog. As a writer, you may already use a blog to communicate with readers, but do you ever struggle to create content that resonates with them? Pinterest can help train your mindset to focus on reader needs. When Pinterest and blogging join forces, you can generate new content ideas. Plus, unlike other social media platforms, Pinterest is a search engine, which means your content won’t expire. Learn more about Pinterest in this hands-on class and how you can both enjoy this platform and make it work for you.