Author Bio

Kristen Joy Wilks writes from a remote mountain meadow that alternates between quiet and chaos. The mom of three sons, an orange cat, and a giant Newfoundland dog, she lives with her camp director husband at Camas Meadows Bible Camp where she is photographer and camp storyteller. Kristen once climbed a tree and snuck into a church through the balcony to return a library book (and check out another) and has been pursuing stories ever since.  Her writing highlights the humor and grace God gives amidst the detritus of life. She can be found tucked under a tattered quilt at 4:00 a.m. writing a wide variety of implausible tales or at

 Kristen’s stories and articles have appeared in Nature Friend, Clubhouse, Thriving Family, Keys for Kids (Unlocked), The Christian Journal, Splickety, Spark, and Havok Magazines. She writes ludicrous tales of frolicsome adventure with faith themes for kids. Kristen has also written five romantic comedies for Pelican Book Group. 

As far as writing recognition goes: Kristen won the 2023 Vision Writing Contest about courage, is a three-time winner in the International Digital Awards, a ten-time finalist and seven-time winner of the OCW Cascade Contest, a Genesis semi-finalist, and a YARWA Rosemary finalist.

In case you are wondering just how beautiful the Cascade Mountains and Camas Meadows Bible Camp are, please enjoy the photographic evidence below. Kristen snapped these photos during her wanderings around the forests and meadows that surround her log home.