I am Kristen Crusoe, a Registered Nurse, working primarily in psychiatric/forensic and palliative care specialties. I have also taught nursing students at the master and doctoral levels. Before I became an RN, I was a dancer, ballet and modern. I know these worlds well, and love bringing them to life in my writing. A few years ago I semi-retired and began to focus on writing. I have taken several courses through Curtis Brown Creative and Faber Academy. My debut novel, The Wave, was published in 2021 by RedDoor Press. The Bluff is my first psychological thriller. I live on the southern Oregon coast, in a fishing village with my family, both human and canine.