Kristen Sheppard - Author
Handsome's Tale & ​The Big Race
Kristen Sheppard was born and raised in the beautiful city of Portland, OR. Around the age of five, her talents began to appear in music, textile arts and writing. After high school, she attended the School of Music at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She plays several woodwind instruments and has performed mainly in classical, jazz or folk music. In her mid 20’s she moved to Houston, TX, also known as Space City or the Bayou City. She considers herself lucky to have met many fascinating people throughout her work experiences, which include the airlines and the needlework industry. She often finds herself in leadership and teacher roles. Throughout her life’s journey of creativity, she has gained many skills, from custom picture framer to professional needlework finisher. She has fashioned many an item, such as hand-knit socks and customized clothing to design/construction of furniture. The creative process is pure joy for her! She currently shares her imaginative world with her teenage son, four cats, too many finches, and one bearded dragon lizard, in their home just north of Houston.