Pinkston, Tristi 1976-
PINKSTON, Tristi 1976-
PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1976, in Ogden, UT; daughter of Joel W. (an office machine field technician) and Ruthe (in sales; maiden name, Clark) Norton; married Matthew Pinkston (a customer service representative and iridologist); children: Caryn Camille, Ammon Josiah, Joseph Erin. Education: Attended Brigham Young University. Politics: Republican. Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Granite Publishing and Distribution, 868 North 1430 W., Orem, UT 84057. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Homemaker for eight years; writer. Worked as demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and as a florist. Past trustee of local Friends of the Library.
Nothing to Regret (Lhistorical novel), Granite Publishing and Distribution (Orem, UT), 2002.
Strength to Endure (historical novel), Granite Publishing and Distribution (Orem, UT), 2004.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Faith beyond Fear, a contemporary romantic suspense; Test of Time, historical fiction; Forgive, Not Forget, an historical novel, a sequel to Nothing to Regret; Season of Sacrifice, an historical novel, all with Mormon themes.
SIDELIGHTS: Tristi Pinkston told CA: "My main goals in writing are to entertain, enlighten, and uplift the reader. If someone walks away from one of my books saying 'I learned so much' or 'I feel like a better person for having read that book,' that's my ultimate payoff. I'm a stay-at-home mom with three small children, so most of my writing takes place really late at night.
"I've been influenced in my life by so many great authors; I'm reading something almost constantly. Some of my favorites are Catherine Marshall, L. M. Montgomery, Ann Rinaldi, and Robin McKinley. As far as authors who have influenced my writing are concerned, I feel that my style is my own. I don't believe I've emulated my favorite authors except in regard to their love of the written word."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Tristi Pinkston Home Page,http://www.tristipinkston.com (November 1, 2004).