Krista Riccioni

Krista Riccioni, Author of Bright and Spirited Fiction

My writing explores multi-generational family dynamics and how we’re most vulnerable with those we love. When characters clash with each other, their hearts are exposed, revealing what’s inside us all.

I believe in the value of humor when peering into uncomfortable places—it helps us remember the brighter parts of life. Relating to characters who share our own hopes and flaws reminds us that we’re all in this together.

Here you’ll find links to my writing, blog, and other information about me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Check out my blogs

Balance and the Dreaded To-Do List

Our To-Do List hovers nearby, unfulfilled and needy. It keeps us off balance. It’s like a black hole, sucking time ...
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Family word

The Family Diplomat

Family gatherings. How do those two words make you feel? Hopefully great. But if you cringe, you’re in good company, ...
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Santa Closeup

‘Stocking’ Is A Loaded Word

Every child wants to feel safe, and every child wants to live in a magical world. As an adult, I ...
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Emotionally Nutritious Brownies

We’re constantly being told what’s the best kind of food to eat. Food pyramids and food plates offer us nice ...
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Saying Thank You

Gifting Gratitude

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward I’m holding ...
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Krista Riccioni - Ringing the Doorbell

Defining Family

I've always considered Thanksgiving to be the American holiday most closely associated with family. Tradition has bound this day so ...
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