Greetings and Salutations

a selfie of the author wearing pink, blue, and purple eyeshadow and purple lipstickI’m Kristian, and I’m a writer.

(Hi, Kristian.)

I’ve been published as both Kristian Wilson and, more recently, as K.W. Colyard.

On this blog, I share reviews of speculative novels, writing guides, and bookish listicles.

By day, I work as a books features writer for Bustle and teach first-year composition at my alma mater. But by moonlight, I fight evil and — wait, that’s Sailor Moon. Oh, right, I moonlight as a freelancer. You can read some of my work at LadyClever, The Artifice, Elite Daily, and

I’m writing a sci-fi novel and shopping short stories to various speculative-fiction markets.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me playing video and board games, singing Hamilton lyrics, watching Jeopardy!, or napping. My work is fueled by black coffee, red lipstick, and the urge to be better tomorrow.

But, hey, enough about me. I want to hear from you! Follow me on Twitter @kristianwriting or drop me a line here to get in touch.