Kristen Moeller, MS, has spent 30 years in the field of psychology and personal growth and 10 years behind the scenes of the book world, beginning as an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing and later as the executive publisher for Persona Publishing, a boutique self-publishing imprint. Bringing her book expertise services full-circle, she is now an agent at Waterside Productions, the literary home of Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston and other luminaries.
As an agent, Kristen seeks to discover (mostly female) authors of literary fiction or deep and gritty memoir about walking through the fires of life without losing our way.
Kristen is intimately acquainted with the challenges of being an author. She launched herself into the world of non-fiction with her first published book and has since released two other titles. With her background as a therapist, her experience as an author, and her expertise in the world of publishing, Kristen excels in gently guiding authors through the publishing process as well as providing the much needed encouragement along the way.
Her Author Your Brilliance™mentoring programs and Firewalker Writing Retreats™ do just that!
A three-time TEDx speaker, Kristen has appeared on NPR, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and been featured in publications such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post. She even had a brief stint on TLC network’s Tiny House Nation after losing her dream home and all her worldly possessions in a devastating wildfire in 2012.
Kristen lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, a Rhodesian Ridgebacks and two pit bull rescues.
"Kristen provided expert guidance that allowed me to conceive of, write and self-publish my first book. Without her assistance, I would not have been able to do it. She coached me through the creative process, held me accountable to specific writing goals, and helped me fashion a bestseller campaign that ultimately resulted in my book becoming a #1 Amazon bestseller when it was released. Kristen knows each step of the book writing process intimately, and masterfully imparts this wisdom to others who dream of becoming an author."
"I've had the privilege of knowing a number of special-hearted people in my life - many of whom are writers - all of whom share several difference-making qualities. They are authentic, vulnerable, and willing to be transparent to serve and tend to other hearts in need. They have a sixth sense when it comes to "seeing" those hearts and speaking directly to their unique needs. They have been "tested" and shaped by life experiences that would have defeated a less courageous and resilient soul. They derive joy from giving and watching others thrive under their tutelage and patient eye. Kristen is one of those people. I know because I count myself among those who have benefitted from her knowing and wise heart, her tender, beautiful and selfless spirit, her courage, and, on occasion, the healing warmth of her hugs. A Difference Maker of the highest order."
“I thank my writing coach and mentor, Kristen Moeller, of Author Your Brilliance who teased this book out of me as she does for so many writers. Kristen, your unwavering support of this project made me believe in myself in a way that wouldn’t have been possible without you! Thank you for believing in me and making it possible to get published.”
"Watching Kristen work with my wife Inga has been a delight. She has brought out the best in Inga’s expression and raised her confidence to a level I am proud to say is producing the memoir I have seen in her for years. It seems like they are always having so much fun - while getting work done too. Thank you, Kristen."
"Kristen came to me like an angel on a mission. I heard her speak at the Association of Transformational Leaders and my heart responded to her words, “I am looking for women who are called to share their legacy” It was the quality of her presence that spoke to my heart. I didn’t even consciously know that I longed to tell my story. But her voice sought me out cold. In Kristen, I found one of the kindest, most gentle yet fiercely protective hearts I have ever encountered. For two years Kristen guided me into the heart of my writing. She was steadfast, a true champion for my unique voice, a warrior for the great in me! Kristen has been a profound holder of the space for me to grow into and truly express and know myself. I have become a writer under her watch. And she has been so much fun to work with that today I consider her one of my soul sisters. She has become a dear friend—a keeper. I wish that every person could have a Kristen in their life. It has been a deep journey of love for me. I trust Kristen and her love and care of me because she comes from rich life experiences and deep growth in her own life. She has lived through and ultimately thrived through her own struggles and deep challenges. She has a rich body of wisdom and knowledge, which she shares with a generosity of spirit that is breathtaking and a rarity to behold. I believe wholeheartedly that Kristen’s deepest desire is for every woman to be included in this circle of trust and expression. That every woman deserves to be seen, acknowledged and valued. Thank you, Kristen, for your belief in me, for your companionship, your love, and your guidance."
"I am deeply grateful for Kristen’s support, encouragement and inspiration. She is a fellow seeker and writer, friend, nurturer – and MY AGENT! She believed in me and my book, and I am forever grateful to her for that. If you are lucky enough to have Kristen as your agent, hang on to your hat because she will fight for you, your message, your words, and your dreams!"