Welcome to my site. I am author Kristin Kaldahl. Here you will find information on my books and blogs, my dogs (current and past), and a bit about my life. Be sure to check out the latest news and updates.


Kristin signs book deal with CrossLink Publishing

      News like this can’t have too many exclamation marks!!! I signed a book contract with CrossLink Publishing for my debut novel, ASLAN: RUNNING JOY!!!! The book is tentatively scheduled to be released in spring or summer 2021. The deal was brokered by the unstoppable Stephanie Hansen of Metamorphosis Literary. CrossLink, a traditional publisher, has the most gorgeous paperback books I have seen in ages. The quality is amazing! I am thrilled to be working with them.

     As almost all authors say, getting published was a childhood dream of mine. As a child, I wanted to write a novel in the vein of Albert Payson Terhune’s LAD: A DOG but with modern sensibilities toward dogs, dog training methodologies, and humanity. My book is about a fourteen-year-old girl who, after becoming disabled by dialysis, fights to overcome her fears and reclaim her life with a sheltie runt in the fast-paced sport of dog agility. The book is for teens through adults, so it’s a fun read for almost any age group.

I received the final contract for the book the same weekend I was competing at a dog agility trial with my current sheltie, Aenon. My supportive agility friends gathered mid-trial to cheer me as I signed the electronic contract. Here is the video of a kid’s dream coming true.




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    I write novels, but I also blog. My favorite blogging topics are dog agility, dog training, organ transplants, dog care, and more about dogs. You can find my blogs either on this website by clicking Blogor on HubPages(click here.)


What is kristin working on?

   ASLAN: RUNNING JOY is being passed back and forth between my editors and myself as we work to primp and polish the manuscript for publication. When it is in my hands for editing, it will take priority over all other work in order to meet my publisher’s deadline.

In between working on ASLAN, I am working on my second novel, FYR. I have finished the rough draft, and it is currently somewhere in revisions, edits, and beta reads before it heads to my agent.

FYR ia a far different genre than ASLAN: RUNNING JOY. I’ve gone from young adult contemporary to young adult fantasy, and yes, both books are about dogs. I’m excited about FYR and look forward to seeing what my beta readers think.

    In addition, I am kicking around a few blog and short story ideas. You never know when a new blog will pop up on my HubPages account.


Other News

     KRISTIN SIGNS WITH LITERARY AGENT – (Jan, 2019) I signed with my new literary agent! Stephanie Hansen, senior agent and owner of Metamorphosis Literary Agency, is now representing me. For those who are unfamiliar with publishing, agents are needed to send submissions to publishers, negotiate contracts, help build and mold careers, and much more. I am so excited to be working with the talented Stephanie and her team at Metamorphosis. Now, we’ll polish my manuscript and begin the submissions process to editors and publishers. Check back here or subscribe to the newsletter below if you’d like to be updated with any news regarding the book. It would be incredible to see a traditionally published novel about dog agility. I think the time is right!