K.W. Colyard

Kristian Wilson Colyard is a Books Features Writer for Bustle. In addition to covering all your new favorite books, she specializes in topics related to speculative fiction, new book releases, and writing. She really, really wishes The Winds of Winter would come out already, so that she can stop writing about when it might come out. Kristian has previously written for Elite Daily, LadyClever, The Artifice, Nameberry, and Tor.com. At her alma mater, the University of South Carolina, Upstate, she received both the Writer's INC Best in Fiction Award and the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award for 2015. In 2019, Kristian completed her M.A. in English at Clemson University, where her thesis on the early writings of Charlotte and Branwell Brontë received the 2020 Fred W. Shilstone Memorial Annual Award. When she isn't writing for Bustle, Kristian writes fiction and poetry, reads, and plays video games at her home in the rural American South, which she shares with her husband and their clowder of cats. She plays Dungeons & Dragons every week, and is always down to play Settlers of Catan, Arkham Horror, or Fortune & Glory. You can follow Kristian on Twitter and Instagram at @kristianwriting and find more of her work online at kristianwriting.com.