1. What genres do you write?
2. Coffee or tea lover?
Definitely coffee! I’m a coffee addict! I’m not even human in the morning before my first cup.
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
I’d love to see the Northern Lights in person one day.
4. Do you have pets?
No, not right now. We had a dog, Dexter, who died a few years ago, and my husband and I knew we were going to start trying for a family, so it didn’t feel like the right time for a puppy. Now, our son is one and a half; I think we’ll probably get a dog within the next two years.
5. When I wake up every morning I… Pour myself a cup of coffee and sit down to play with my toddler!
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
Ha… I can’t think of anything particularly weird! Maybe my big-wheel bike from when I was a toddler? (My mom saved it!)
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I played the drums in high school, not that I was especially good at it!
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
I hope they’ll see a bit of themselves in the stories–and find hope in the end.
Meet Kristin Harmel
Kristin Harmel is an international bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into numerous languages and are sold all over the world. A former reporter for People magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men’s Health, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Travel + Leisure, and more.
Her latest novels — The Sweetness of Forgetting, The Life Intended, How to Save a Life, and When We Meet Again — are out now from Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Her next novel, The Room on Rue Amelie, is coming in March 2018.
Kristin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications (Go Gators!). She lives in Orlando, Fla., with her husband and son.
When We Meet Again
Emily thinks she’s lost everything…until a mysterious painting leads her to what she wants most in the world. The new novel from the author of international bestsellers The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended shows why her books are hailed as “engaging” (People), “absorbing” (Kirkus Reviews) and “enthralling” (Fresh Fiction).
Emily Emerson is used to being alone; her dad ran out on the family when she was a just a kid, her mom died when she was seventeen, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away as well. But when she’s laid off from her reporting job, she finds herself completely at sea…until the day she receives a beautiful, haunting painting of a young woman standing at the edge of a sugarcane field under a violet sky. That woman is recognizable as her grandmother—and the painting arrived with no identification other than a handwritten note saying, “He always loved her.”
Emily is hungry for roots and family, so she begins to dig. And as she does, she uncovers a fascinating era in American history. Her trail leads her to the POW internment camps of Florida, where German prisoners worked for American farmers…and sometimes fell in love with American women. But how does this all connect to the painting? The answer to that question will take Emily on a road that leads from the sweltering Everglades to Munich, Germany and back to the Atlanta art scene before she’s done.
Along the way, she finds herself tempted to tear down her carefully tended walls at last; she’s seeing another side of her father, and a new angle on her painful family history. But she still has secrets, ones she’s been keeping locked inside for years. Will this journey bring her the strength to confront them at last?
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