Children's Author writing under the pen name R.F. Kristi
The intelligence and allure of cats has always enchanted me. Writing the Inca Cat Series arose out of the blue. I had never dreamed of writing stories for children. My specialty, due to my work with the United Nations concentrated on reports of a technical nature. A world much removed from the milieu of children’s books. I never read romantic novels, science fiction nor fantasy stories. Detective stories on the other hand have me hooked. I am rather nostalgic and like a more ordered world. From watching and interacting with both my cats, Inca and Cara, the Inca Cat Series was born. Loving a good mystery, when I started writing about the cat adventures, the ideas started flowing. The idea for the Inca Cat Series came to me, rather from living and observation- and the details in a strange way, from reading rather than from living or observation. The “Christmas Cats” followed and the third “Cats in Provence” is currently bubbling. I don't think we choose our genre, I think that a genre chooses us or should I say, Inca and Cara made the choice inevitable.
R.F. Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Education, Science & Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She has traveled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.