Category Archives: Thoughts & Ponderings

Hey! Remember me? You know, Kristie Cook, author, chocoholic, Supernatural and Gilmore Girls addict, night owl, needs-coffee-to-make-coffee, owner of this blog? Yeah, that’s right! I know, I know. It’s been a while, I apologize for the disappearing act. It’s just been one of those weeks months years. I had to take a step back from everything online for a while, but I have been working on all kinds of projects, both personal and business. Mostly, this has involved saying good-bye to a 25-year relationship, trying not to drown under unexpected debt, and prepping my home for market and putting it up for sale. … Continue reading

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I honestly don’t remember which came first – my obsession with purple or with Prince. I mean, purple’s been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. When all the other little girls loved pink, I chose purple. Just like when all the other girls squealed over Duran Duran, I smirked with Billy Idol, and when all the other girls swooned over Michael Jackson, I fell for Prince. He was dark and edgy and sexy as hell. Some of his songs were probably a little risqué for my then middle-school self – part of why I loved them. I listened to Darling … Continue reading

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Five years ago this week, I was getting ready to release my second book ever, Purpose. Although it feels like yesterday, I can’t believe how much has happened in that time. Life is all about change, and sometimes those changes are huge and unavoidable, and other changes we barely notice until we look back. And then there are some things that remain the same as time slips by, whether for good or not. Certain relationships stand the tests of time, and there are people in our lives we know will always be there for us as we will be there for them. We … Continue reading

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When I sit down tomorrow with my family to give thanks for all of my blessings, please know that you will be close to the top, only after my Savior and my family and friends. I am so grateful for you and am glad to have you in my life, even if I’ve never personally met you. I hope you have a blessed day full of love and good times.

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After staring at a blank screen for a ridiculous amount of time today, my itchy fingers banged out some words about what I want to write since I couldn’t figure out how to actually write it. The free-writing turned into something I feel like sharing, because I know I’m not the only one who’s felt like giving up… via GIPHY I want to write a book that grabs people and gives them a shake. Makes them think and reconsider what they believe to know. I want characters whom readers connect with, fall in love with, laugh and cry with and cheer for, and … Continue reading

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