Kristy Dykes

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Telecommunications
Occupation Author and Speaker
Location Greetings from sunny Florida!
Introduction “Pizzazz! Enthusiasm! High energy! Those are a few of the words that describe Kristy Dykes. From the moment she steps up to the platform, she captivates your attention. As both a writer and a speaker, Kristy is moving and motivating. She will touch your heart with love and laughter.”-- FLORENCE LITTAUER. A former newspaper columnist, Kristy Dykes is an award-winning author of 10 Christian fiction titles as well as over 600 articles in many publications including two New York Times subsidiaries. Her titles have been on the Christian bestsellers list and Top 20 List at christianbook.com, and have won many awards including Second Place in the 2007 Barclay Gold, Third Place in the 2007 Inspirational Readers Choice Contest, and Third Place in the ACFW 2006 Book of the Year Contest (novella category). Kristy writes a column for the ezine of the inspirational chapter of Romance Writers of America, has taught at many conferences and two colleges, and speaks for women's and writers' events. Living a kaleidoscopic life as a pastor’s wife, she jokes that she has 1.2 million acts of kindness in circulation instead of 1.2 million books. And she loves every minute of it!
Interests Writing, speaking, teaching at conferences, church work with children, piano playing, decorating, and more.
Favorite Movies The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Jane Seymour. Sarah Plain and Tall. It Happened One Night starring Cary Grant. An Affair to Remember. Wives and Daughters. Pride and Prejudice. Sound of Music
Favorite Music Hymns and choruses of the church such as, How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace, Edelweiss. Oh, and throw in Love Me Tender, sometimes, and maybe even, Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog
Favorite Books Christy by Catherine Marshall, Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough, Emily Louise, Hannah Fowler, Pride and Prejudice, River of Earth, As the Earth Turns, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, books by Eugenia Price and Grace Livingston Hill, and hundreds more!