Kristen Mae is the bestselling author of Red Water and Beyond the Break as well as the hugely popular and completely twisted short story Black-Eyed Susie. She is also a social media manager, freelance writer, classical musician, and artist. She lives on the Atlantic coast of Florida with her husband, two children, and a fuzzy, giant-eared little dog named Gizmo. Follow Kristen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
So what is “Abandoning Pretense”?
It started off as a blog, but it’s become much more than that. Abandoning Pretense is a community where women (and a few awesome men who are totally secure in their sexuality) can feel free to be honest about their struggles with marriage, parenthood, and life. It is a place where we can all finally abandon pretense.
Aside from her novels, Kristen writes about parenting, ADHD, women’s issues, and marriage. The goal of Abandoning Pretense is to encourage community members to do away with the mind-numbing–and total bullshit–small-talk, white lies, half-truths, and exaggerations that we’re expected to feed one another every day.