The words that are posted here on this site, on social media, and are printed within the pages of my books are far more than just strings of letters; they are vessels that hold a piece of me.  They carry within them my passion and my soul; they represent my time and my heart.

In a way, these words are like a garden of roses.  I tend to them daily, feeding them with love and watering them with my attention.  When something begins to bloom, I love to share it with my readers.  I enjoy giving them the chance to see them, to hold them, and to feel the inspiration I felt while tending them.

I’m honored any time that someone feels so inspired by my words that they want to share them with others.  After all, inspiration is the whole point.  The only thing I ask in return is that they be properly cited (details below).

 ~ Cristen

Copyright & Permissions

All of my works are protected under copyright law; all rights reserved.  None of my works may be used without expressed permission, with the exception of properly and clearly cited excerpts of reasonable size.  Proper citations are defined as an excerpt of no more than two paragraphs, enclosed in quotation marks, followed by author’s name and source link. 

For additional permissions or requests to republish an entire work, please fill out and submit form to the right, or email

All images here, on my blog, and across social media channels are used with due faith in the statements and claims made by original source.  Image credits can be found by clicking on the image or printed just below the text in social media posts or on my blogs, unless image requires no accreditation.  For any concerns about possible infringement, please contact me and the issue will be addressed and resolved immediately.

For permissions, including requests to re-blog or electronically publish any of my works, please contact me by filling out the form below and include the title of the blog or book along with a direct citation of the portion the request is about.  I will respond to most requests within 48 hours.

For questions or concerns about image licenses, rights, and copyright, please contact me by filling out the form below with full name and contact information. Please include a detailed description of the image in question and a link to the copyright holder’s address or their contact information.  I will respond within 24 hours.