Stories with a


The Idea Man

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My Story

Kristin Helling enjoys stories with a journey- whether it’s a journey across the globe, a journey through space, or a journey of finding one's self.


She writes adult fiction thrillers. When she's not killing people (fictionally, of course!), she also has a passion for children's stories and writes them under the pen name Kristin Alis.


She received her BA in English-Writing from Park University (Parkville, MO) with an 18-hour minor in Psychology. 

Kristin owns a coffee house, co-owns the publishing imprint Wordwraith Books, is married to a Photographer, and is Mama of two and their hairy sibling, a collie-shepherd mix.

My Books

The Idea Man

The Altruism Effect

The Domino Effect

The Marked Man

The Bystander Effect


The True Man

The Carbon Effect

Spider Yoga

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - On the River


I thought this book was fantastic! It kept me reading and curious until I finished! I cant wait

to read the last book in

the series, to see how

this all ends!

Great story with a lot of twists and turns. Including a surprise ending. Loved the psychological implications. I am looking forward to reading the next book.

I finished chapter one with tears in my eyes, thankful the scene had ended and excited to read what happens next!





S.E. Van Horn,



I am available for speaking engagements and workshops, in the Kansas City metro or virtually.
I love visiting libraries, summer camps, schools of all grades and Universities to talk about writing or do a reading.