Cristen Iris
Most Recent Book Title
Momentum: What it Takes to Get Moving and Stay Moving When Failure is Not an Option
Book Description
This book is specifically for women whose goal is to leave the 9-to-5 and never return. Part coaching, part memoir, this real world look into Cristen's transition helps working women without the luxury of a safety net develop the skills and fortitude necessary to be financially and emotionally free.

Scheduled for release in early 2017.

Publisher: Blue Mantis Press
Additional Book Titles
My creative nonfiction has been published in IDAHOmagazine, and I have several business articles in the Idaho Business Review.
Website #1
Location (city/state/country)
Boise/Idaho/United States
Author bio
Cristen is an editor, book and business coach, publisher, and the National Chapter Director of the Nonfiction Authors Association and leader of its Boise chapter.

She is the author of the forthcoming book, Momentum.

Cristen is a Roster (professional level) member of the Idaho Writers Guild, member of the Idaho Editors Association, and serves on the advisory board of the Idaho Author Awards and served as an editor judge in 2015. She currently serves as the Editor Judge Coordinator for the North American Book Awards. Cristen is also a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Idaho Life Coach Association.

She is passionate about leadership development; personal empowerment through entrepreneurship; health and wellness; and medical anthropology, including global health.

Cristen has experience with government, non-profit, and for-profit agencies and organizations. She served on the board of a non-profit organization and as editor for their bi-monthly newsletter. Her business background includes risk management, insurance, and investments. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boise State University with a degree in Anthropology.

Cristen has served as the president of a Toastmasters International club, and her public speaking experience includes a workshop presentation at Boise’s annual Smart Women, Smart Money event and co-presenting with Dr. Robert Graff at Idaho Health and Welfare’s 2013 Spring Epidemiology Conference on the topic of evolutionary medicine.

Her interests are broad. And her love of the written word, nonfiction and fiction, combined with a business-minded approach to manuscript evaluation allows Cristen to identify marketable work and develop marketing strategies that help authors: reach their target audience; sell more books, products, and services; establish themselves as industry and thought leaders; and have upward mobility in the literary world.

An avid mountain biker, rock climber, hiker, and snowshoer, Cristen is a lover of all things out of doors.
Professional Speaker Topics
Business & Marketing
Writing Craft
Evolutionary Medicine
Risk Management & Insurance
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"It seems a law inflexible that he who will not risk cannot win." John Paul Jones

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